- 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 is a member of the Labor & Employment Practice. Ms. Benjamin represents employers in all aspects of labor and employment law. She has extensive knowledge and experience in all stages of employment law and litigation, and has represented clients in cases alleging Title VII discrimination; disability, age and military status discrimination; sexual harassment; retaliation for protected activity; wrongful discharge; wage and hour claims; FMLA violations; and breaches of non-competition agreements. Ms. Benjamin also represents companies in trade secret, unfair competition, breach of contract and other business-related litigation, and 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. In addition to her labor and employment practice, Ms. Benjamin provides pro bono representation to victims of domestic violence in King County, Washington.
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 litigated federal employment law matters at two Washington, D.C. firms. 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 numerous depositions and drafted and argued several 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