My practice is primarily focused on narrowly tailored Estates and Trusts issues including niche trusts such as Gun Trusts, Pet Trusts, and other unique trust creation. At my office I also perform traditional Estate Planning with a goal of making the process as efficient and cost-effective as possible. This includes quick turn around of client documents and can include meeting the client at their home upon request. Creation and execution of simple Deeds are also performed on-site.
As part of my practice I also represent clients in criminal cases limited to firearms infractions and related charges and serve as counsel in constitutional objections to these same cases.
I graduated from the University of Pittsburgh Honors College prior to attending Duquesne University School of Law. Among other honors, I was named to the Order of the Barristers while attending law school. This is an honor and distinction given to the top 10 oral advocates of each graduating class. I was also awarded the Pro Bono Certificate while interning at the Disability Rights of Pittsburgh. I continue to represent clients of all abilities and am a passionate advocate of those differently abled.
I am proud to provide a discount to veterans and active duty military upon proof of service. This discount varies depending on the services performed.
Hourly ($150-250/hour), Fixed (sometimes), Retainer (sometimes), Free consultation (30 minutes)
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Inducted||Order of the Barristers||2009|
|Owner||Law Offices of Benjamin Scott Johns, PLLC||2014 - Present|
|Associate||Moracyzk and Polochak||2012 - 2014|
|Owner||Law Office of Benjamin Scott Johns||2011 - 2012|
|Associate||JCC Law Group||2010 - 2011|
|Project Attorney||Eckert Seamans Cherin & Mellott||2009 - 2010|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Washington County Bar Association||N/A||2012 - 2014|
|Order of Barristers||N/A||2009 - Present|
|Allegheny County Bar Association||N/A||2009 - 2014|
|Duquesne University School of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||2009|
|University of Pittsburgh||Politics & Philosophy||BA - Bachelor of Arts||2005|
|Estate Planning||Oil & Gas Leasing and Your Estate Plan||2011|