- Email: Bensy.Benjamin@lewisbrisbois.com
- Phone: 206.508.1961
- Fax: 206.436.2030
Bensy Benjamin is an associate in the Seattle office of Lewis Brisbois and represents employers in all aspects of labor and employment law. She has extensive knowledge and experience in all stages of employment litigation and has represented clients in cases involving allegations of sex, race, religion, age, disability, whistleblower and military status discrimination, as well as sexual harassment, retaliation for protected activity, wrongful discharge, wage and hour claims, violations of the family medical leave act, and non-compete violations. Ms. Benjamin also counsels employers on day-to-day employment matters including discipline and termination, leaves of absence, wage and hour compliance, employee handbooks and preventative policies and practices.
Prior to joining Lewis Brisbois, Ms. Benjamin served as an Assistant Attorney General in the U.S. territory of American Samoa, and as a Trial Attorney for the U.S. Department of Justice in Washington, D.C. She has also advocated various civil rights matters in the private sector. Ms. Benjamin has substantial experience appearing before federal administrative agencies, including the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and the U.S. Merit Systems Protection Board, as well as territorial, state and federal courts.
Throughout her practice, Ms. Benjamin has resolved hundreds of legal matters through mediation, settlement conferences and informal negotiations. She has taken and defended several depositions and drafted and argued various motions, including motions for summary judgment. She has also taken cases to trial as the first chair attorney leading litigation and strategy.
Ms. Benjamin is admitted to practice law in the state of Washington, Florida and the U.S. territory of American Samoa.
Labor, Employment and Immigration Law Certificate from the University of Miami School of Law
University of Miami School of Law
Juris Doctor, 2010