Michael J. Benson, CPA, JD
Michael Benson is an Attorney having received his Juris Doctorate (JD) degree from Saint Louis University School of Law in 2004, and a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) having received a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting in 1997. Mr. Benson is one of a few attorneys who have passed the Bar exam, CPA exam, and the Series 7 exam to become a licensed stockbroker. Prior to law school, he worked at the international securities firms of EdwardJones and A.G. Edwards responsible for external financial reporting to the SEC, stock and commodity exchanges and shareholders, and has prepared tax returns at a St. Louis CPA firm. Upon graduation from law school, he started his own law practice focusing on estate planning and divorce law, and has administered dozens of mediations. For the last 10 years Mr. Benson has assisted thousands of clients file for bankruptcy relief. Mr. Benson sincerely enjoys helping to improve the lives of those in his community and has found that his legal and financial skills can greatly assist those seeking bankruptcy protection. Mr. Benson is a member of the National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys (NACBA) and the Bankruptcy Association of Southern Illinois (BASIL).
Illinois License – 2004
Admitted to U.S. District and Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Illinois – 2005
Admitted to U.S. District and Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of Missouri – 2014
Sarah Benson, Attorney
Sarah Benson graduated from Saint Louis University School of Law in May 2015 having earned her undergraduate degree in Political Science and Criminal Justice from the University of Illinois at Chicago in 2012.
Illinois License – 2015
Missouri License – 2016
Admitted to U.S. District and Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Illinois – 2016
Brandon Benson, Legal Assistant
Brandon Benson has worked at the firm in varying capacities since 2013. Currently, Brandon assists in managing the administrative functions—client reception, information and communication systems, and general office management.