Stephen Benedetto

The People's Law Firm, PLC
645 N. 4th Ave, Ste A
Phoenix, AZ 85003
(602) 560-8841
www.the-plf.com


Steve Benedetto did nothing special before he became a full-time practicing lawyer in 2004. He went from high school to college and from college to law school. He studied hard, got good grades, and was rewarded with lots of opportunities to make money. And he jumped at them.

For the first five years of his career, Steve practiced at large corporate law firms. He defended railroads from claims brought by injured employees, healthcare companies from medical malpractice actions, white-collar executives against fraud and embezzlement allegations, and multinational corporations against just about every type of wrongdoing one can imagine.

In 2009, Steve left corporate practice to create a new kind of law firm. He spent five years representing real people against criminal charges and prosecuting civil claims on behalf of people injured by others' recklessness. He helped build a five-lawyer, seven-figure law firm.

But, by 2014, it became clear that something was missing. The news cycle was being dominated by police officers shooting civilians. Lots of people were talking about it, but few lawyers were actually doing anything to make a difference. That's when Steve had enough: He left the personal injury law firm he had started and built to create a new practice, focused on representing people at ground zero of the new civil rights struggle.

Bar Admissions
Arizona, 2004
California, 2004
Colorado, 2016
United States District Court for the District of Arizona
United States District Court for the Central District of California
United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit

Education
J.D. - Arizona State University College of Law, 2003
B.A. (English & Political Science) - Villanova University, 2000

Legal Experience

Attorney: The People's Law Firm (Nov 2014 ? Present)
Phoenix, Arizona & Boulder, Colorado
Founded the People's Law Firm, a civil rights, catastrophic personal injury, and criminal defense firm dedicated to the advocacy of individuals against governmental and corporate interests. Has Served as lead counsel on civil rights trials and negotiated multiple seven-figure settlements on catastrophic personal injury cases.

Attorney: Benedetto Torgenson Maurer, PLC (Aug 2009 ? Nov 2014)
Phoenix, Arizona
Founded the law firm that would become Benedetto Torgenson Maurer.
Served as head of the litigation department, serving as lead counsel on all litigation matters, obtaining multiple seven-figure settlements and six figure jury verdicts.

Graduate: Trial Lawyer's College (Sept. 2014)

Attorney: Quarles & Brady LLP (Oct 2007 ? Aug 2009)
Phoenix, Arizona
Represented numerous Fortune 500 companies as lead associate and second chair on catastrophic commercial disputes and injury matters.

Litigation Associate: Fennemore Craig (Oct 2005 ? Oct 2007)
Phoenix, Arizona
Served as lead litigation associate on six- and seven-figure injury defense matters for interstate rail carriers, trucking companies, and healthcare companies.

Attorney: Polsinelli (Aug 2004 ? Oct 2005)
Phoenix, Arizona
Served as junior litigation associate for Shughart Thomson & Kilroy (prior to merger with Polsinelli) on medical malpractice cases for insurance companies and healthcare providers

Judicial Clerk: Arizona Supreme Court (Aug 2003 ? Aug 2004)

Clerked for the Honorable Rebecca White Berch