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Wayne Frank Benos

Wayne Frank Benos

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About Me

Wayne Benos, of The Benos Law Firm, LLC, is engaged in a diverse practice of law which includes the representation of individuals in removal (deportation) proceedings and related immigration matters.  Wayne has been engaged in the practice of law since 1980 and has extensive experience in many areas of law, especially litigation.   From 1986 through 2001 he was a managing partner in the law firm of Benos, Cummings, Mann & Valenti, Co. LPA where he litigated for individuals and major corporations in a variety of legal matters that included multimillion-dollar toxic tort and construction defect cases.  His trial court experience has given Wayne a well rounded and in depth perspective on the intricacies of the litigation process. 


Prior to setting up his own practice in 2006, Wayne served as Assistant Chief Counsel for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Bureau of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE).  As an ICE trial attorney he represented the United States Government in all manner of proceedings, including Deportation, Removal, Bond, Asylum, Cancellation of Removal, and Adjustment of Status, in Immigration Court and before the Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA).   Wayne received several achievement awards while in government service and his ICE trial attorney experience afforded him the opportunity to become familiar with the government’s point of view on immigration matters.


The Benos Law Firm, LLC, which includes Attorney Jessica Larson, former Legal Advisor to the Cleveland Immigration Court, has developed collaborative relationships with other outstanding immigration law firms throughout the State of Ohio and nationally in order to utilize both the expertise and the geographical advantages of each participating firm.  These relationships allow the firm to provide its clients with exceptional representation at a more affordable cost.  They also enable it to represent clients in all immigration matters, including employment-based immigration cases.  Additionally, The Benos Law Firm consults with immigrants and their criminal defense attorneys regarding pending criminal proceedings, providing expert advice about the immigration consequences of criminal convictions.  Many years of working in the field of immigration law has allowed the attorneys at The Benos Law Firm to develop a depth and breadth of knowledge that is put to work for its clients, helping them to achieve the best possible legal results. 


In addition to his law practice, Wayne is also active in civic and public service organizations.  He is a past president of the Cuyahoga Valley Chamber of Commerce and has been a board member and officer of the Cleveland Rape Crises Center and the Toscana Mutual Benefit Association.


Practice Areas

Licensed since 1980

  1. Immigration: 100%

Attorney Endorsements

6 total 

  • Cassandra Ann Rodriguez

    Wayne Benos is an excellent lawyer. He is extremely detailed in his handling of cases. I have worked together with him on multiple cases and have always been extremely satisfied with the results. He treats my clients as if they were his own, giving them personalized, thorough and zealous representation. I would recommend him to anyone.


    Cassandra Rodriguez Immigration Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

  • Jennifer Ingersoll Peyton

    Wayne has combined his unique experience as an attorney working for the Department of Homeland Security as government counsel, extensive litigation background, and his passion for immigration to assist private individuals in all immigration matters. He is ethical, thorough, dedicated and brilliant in his pursuit of justice for immigrants. I thoroughly endorse Wayne Benos and am proud that he is a member of the private immigration bar. Also, he has assisted me in teaching at the Immigration Practicum at Case School of Law, and the students have commented to me about the benefits he has brought to the immigration course.


    Jennifer Peyton Immigration Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

The Benos Law Firm, LLC

6116 West Creek Road
Independence, OH, 44131



Professional Misconduct

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Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
AttorneyThe Benos Law Firm, LLC2006 - Present
Assistant Chief CounselDHS: Immigration & Customs Enforcement2002 - 2006
Managing PartnerBenos, Cummings, Mann & Valenti, Co. LPA1985 - 2002
Associate AttorneyCronquest, Smith, Marshall & Weaver, Co., LPA1981 - 1985

Association NamePosition NameDuration
American Immigration Lawyers Association (Ohio chapter)N/A2007 - Present
Cuyahoga Valley Chamber of CommerceExecutive Committee, Past President1995 - Present
Ohio State Bar AssociationN/A1981 - Present

School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Cleveland State University - Cleveland-Marshall College of LawN/ALaw1980
University of CincinnatiN/ABS - Bachelor of Science1974