Licensed for 24 Years

State: NV

Status: Active

Acquired: 2000

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About Joseph Benson

Joseph L. Benson II, Esq. was born and raised in Las Vegas, Nevada, with a childhood spent in Incline Village, NV (Lake Tahoe) and Reno, Nevada. His high school years at Earl Wooster High School in Reno saw him excel in football and track & field, achieving AAA All-State Football Champions status and making a mark as “AAA All State” in two skill positions. He continued his education at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, earning a B.S. in Hotel Administration from the William F. Harrah College of Hotel Administration.

Joseph’s academic achievements placed him on the Dean’s Honor List, and he pursued international studies in San Miguel De Allende, Mexico.

Law called, and Joseph answered by obtaining his J.D. from Thomas Jefferson School of Law in San Diego, CA, in 2000. His legal education included instruction by the late US Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia in international Constitutional law during a stint at Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland.

Licensed to practice in Nevada since October 2000, Joseph started his career as an Associate at Benson, Bertoldo, & Baker from 2000 to 2003. In 2004, he co-founded Benson & Bingham, where he serves as the Founding Partner to this day. Joseph’s professional journey has been marked by thousands of successfully handled cases, trials in Justice, District, and Federal Court, and expertise in all aspects of Civil Tort Litigation.

A proud member of the Nevada Justice Association (NJA), American Bar Association (ABA), and Clark County Bar Association, Joseph has also been recognized in the Million Dollar Advocates Forum, and the “2022 Las Vegas Leading Lawyers” in Vegas magazine. His contributions extend beyond the courtroom, with features on NBC and ABC news as a contributor, along with newsworthy reports in the Las Vegas Review Journal.

Why choose Joseph L. Benson II, Esq?

With over 25 jury trials, 100 arbitrations and mediations, and a multitude of satisfied clients, Joseph L. Benson II, Esq. stands out as a legal professional of the highest caliber. His practice spans Federal and State trial proceedings, boasting an unblemished disciplinary record with the State Bar after 24+ years and millions collected on behalf of injury victims.

Compassion and integrity define Joseph’s approach, making him the gold standard for injury law in Nevada. Specializing in Civil Tort litigation, including Negligence (motor vehicle, hotel slip trip and fall, wrongful death), Product’s Liability, and Medical Malpractice, Joseph brings a wealth of experience to each case.

Why did you become an attorney?

The underlying education was the primary reason for the desire to first become an attorney. Obviously, to make a good living and enjoy what you do is the ultimate career. I have found that becoming an attorney was half the battle, becoming a great attorney involves mastering the art of legal persuasion, which is best acquired by experience, and years of training. The reward of client satisfaction truly makes me happy. I had a very strong influence with my Father, Joseph L. Benson, Sr. who was a personal injury lawyer (and received the 2011 Nevada Lifetime Achievement Award). He was instrumental in my decisions throughout my young adulthood and early law practice.

What experiences (work and personal) help you to be a better attorney?

Certainly, every case has different legal issues, all of which contribute to a more experienced legal mind. Handling thousands of different cases helps me understand and narrow the legal issues that emerge in a new case. Trial and litigation experience has helped me formulate what is important in the litigation process so that unnecessary expenses are cut, and that crucial evidence is presented by the legal requirements under Nevada law. With numerous jury trials under my belt, you start to understand strategy and evidence presentation—and the real importance of jury selection. The more trials a lawyer is involved in helps shape and hone his craft.

What made you choose your primary specialty focus of law?

A drunk driver critically injured my brother in high school, and that experience helped me want to help others. The law is unique and often not clear cut–many times the facts fall in the gray area—so it takes a creative mind to find solutions and a liability hook to make a case valuable. Taking a case that seems like a loser and making your client a winner is the best.

What sets our law firm apart?

Despite our expansion to five offices and a team of 28 employees in both Southern and Northern Nevada, we proudly maintain our boutique identity. Our commitment to a client-driven philosophy remains unwavering. The distinguishing factor that sets us apart from others are our genuine concern for our clients, going above and beyond to ensure their satisfaction.

Our forte lies in handling complex cases, where our extensive experience makes a significant difference. While there is a plethora of attorneys to choose from, not many possess the expertise in trial work or the personal handling of thousands of cases. With 24 years of dedicated service in personal injury matters, we’ve honed our craft, learning from our early mistakes and striving for perfection.

Just as a pilot accumulates hours of experience before flying a commercial passenger jet, we believe that intricate cases should be entrusted to seasoned attorneys. Our track record, as reflected in our impeccable Internet reviews—nothing less than 5 stars is acceptable—speaks volumes. Client satisfaction is at the core of what we do best, and our exceptional service, coupled with the best staff, sets us apart. No other law firm comes close to matching our compassion, training, and genuine care.

Describe your ideal client.

There is no such thing as an ideal client, but perhaps an ideal set of facts for a particular case. Given the business of personal injury, our clients are victims of other people’s carelessness and bad choices. It is very rewarding to help those who need it most. We handle clients from every background and every economic group. Clients who can communicate effectively usually make better clients given they need to express their issues to a jury—this ultimately is the reason we are all here. When you do personal injury as I have now for nearly 18 years, you see the gambit of personalities and you really learn about the medical profession and its treatment—that medicine, while considered a science, is more of an art, and many in that profession are better at directing the healing process than others.

Partial list of Notable Cases:

  • Bowen V. Ford Motor Co. (Federal Court; Product’s Liability)
  • Smith v. Firestone Tire (Product’s Liability)
  • Nash v. Kartzinal, MD. (Medical Malpractice)
  • Raymundo v. Werner Trucking (Negligence, Federal Court)
  • Stevenson v. Otis Elevator (Product’s Liability, Federal Court)
  • McCue vs. Renown Medical Center (Medical Malpractice)
  • Carcelli v. Smith (Negligence)
  • Lipenski v. Bank of America (Negligence)
  • Baca v. Carefree Living (Negligence)

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Areas of Practice

Car Accident

Car accidents or MVA are the number one injury category in Nevada. Joe has handled hundreds of car accidents during his time as Managing Partner at Benson & Bingham Accident Injury Lawyers, LLC .

Personal Injury

Benson and Bingham take immense pride in their dedicated practice of personal injury law, with a particular emphasis on key areas such as car accidents, worker’s compensation, motorcycle accidents, and more. Their commitment to excellence is evident in their deliberate selection of cases.

Motorcycle Accident

Motorcycle accidents can result in life changing injuries, permanent scarring or even death. Joe has handled dozens of motorcycle accidents since he started Benson & Bingham Accident Injury Lawyers, LLC with his cousin Ben Bingham

Trucking Accident

Trucking accidents often have devastating effects, resulting in life altering injuries or even death. Joe has handles a slew of semi truck accident cases, including several multi-million dollar settlements or verdicts.

Animal & Dog Bites

Animal attacks or dog bite accidents often leave permanent scars. Joe has consulted, settled or litigated dozens of dog bite or animal attack cases in Nevada.

Defective & Dangerous Products

Defective products or product liability claims can be filed against a number of entities. Joe has experience in this field and owns a patent of his own making him a knowledgeable law practioner in the field of product liability.

Wrongful Death

Losing a loved one changes a family’s life, including lose of companionship, consortium, income and other household contributions. While we can’t bring back a loved one, we can provide the funds you need to replace those tasks and services in life.

Brain Injury

Brain damage or spinal cord injuries are often permanent. Joe has counseled and represented clients with brain damage, due to no fault of their own, in several cases.

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Las Vegas’ Most Recommended Personal Injury Lawyer

I believe our reviews tell it all. We strive for “WOW” service and excellent results for our clients. No other firm can match our #1 client service philosophy. We love our clients and treat them like family.

We got in a car wreck on Saturday and submitted an online inquiry to Benson & Bingham. Joe Benson called us the same day. His office took care of everything, we got a rental car and the medical care we needed. This office really cared about how this affected my family and if my children were improving. I can’t thank them enough.

Angel ★★★★★

Joe Benson is the man! One of the best attorneys in Las Vegas with Benson and Bingham. He thinks outside the box and works hard to get the best results. He is who you want fighting for you.

Christopher ★★★★★

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Attorney joe benson is the best lawyer anyone can obtain if you have been in an accident and I was pregnant at the time of the accident and it was a hit and run. I called joe benson and he help me get the money I deserved. He is the greatest.

Ms. Sanchez ★★★★★

I had the pleasure of meeting both Joe when I got into my accident. He really understood the importance of customer service. First and foremost his concern was on my recovery. I didn’t have to worry about anything but getting better while they handled my case. Joe has an excellent staff that goes above and beyond for their clients. I would highly recommend Benson & Bingham to anyone in need of a personal injury lawyer.

Rebecca ★★★★★

Case Study

USAF Airman Phillip Sisneros
USAF Airman Phillip Sisneros
I was in a coma for 3 days. 11 months in rehab. The medical bills were very expensive, thanks to Benson & Bingham I got my compensation

At Benson & Bingham Injury Lawyers, we treat each case as if it is our only case. Our experienced attorneys understand the complexity of personal injury law and will fight aggressively to get you the compensation you deserve


Thomas Jefferson School of Law
Law Degree

Work Experience

Managing Partner
Benson & Bingham
2003 – Present

Benson, Bertoldo, Baker, & Carter
2000 – 2003


2013 – Present

Thomas Jefferson School of Law Alumni Association
Affiliate Member
2013 – Present

Nevada Justice Association
Guardian of Justice
2011 – Present

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American Bar Association (ABA)
Guardian of Justice
2011 – Present

American Bar Association (ABA)

Clark County Bar Association

Honor & Awards

Las Vegas Leading Lawyers
Las Vegas Magazine

3 Best Personal Injury Lawyers
in Las Vegas, NV
Three Best Rated

Peer Review Rated

Million Dollar Advocates Forum

Athletic Hall of Fame
Wooster High School

MYVEGAS Magazine

Million Dollar Advocates Forum

Million Dollar Advocates Forum

Million Dollar Advocates Forum

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More About Joseph Benson II.

Beyond the legal realm, Joseph indulges in hobbies such as Real Estate Development & Redesign, holding a license as a Nevada DRE Broker/Salesperson. His interests also include traveling, golf, and enjoying snow sports.

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