Stephen D. Benedetto is the founding partner of The People's Law Firm, which he started in January 2015 to defend the constitutional rights of Arizonans. Prior to starting the PLF, Steve was the founding partner of Benedetto Torgenson Maurer, PLC. Steve is licensed to practice law in the states of Arizona and California, including United States District courts in both of those states, as well as the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals. In June 2010, Mr. Benedetto was appointed as a Judge Pro Tem to the Maricopa County Superior Court – one of the youngest lawyers in Maricopa County to be awarded that honor. Prior to founding Benedetto Law, PLC, the predecessor to Benedetto Torgenson, PLC, Mr. Benedetto worked as a litigator for three “NLJ 250” law firms – Quarles & Brady, Fennemore Craig, and Polsinelli Shughart. He has extensive experience in many different areas of litigation, with particular expertise in criminal defense and constitutional issues relating to defense of the accused, which now forms the focus of his practice.