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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.


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Practice areas


  1. Trusts: 60%
    7 years
  2. Elder Law: 20%
    6 years
  3. Oil & Gas: 10%
    7 years
  4. Constitutional: 10%
    5 years



Hourly ($175-250/hour), Fixed (sometimes), Retainer (sometimes), Free consultation (30 minutes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check

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Contact info

Law Offices of Benjamin Scott Johns, PLLC

850 Washington Ave
Carnegie, PA, 15106


TXInactive 201207/16/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
InductedOrder of the Barristers2009
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
OwnerLaw Offices of Benjamin Scott Johns, PLLC2014 - Present
AssociateMoracyzk and Polochak2012 - 2014
OwnerLaw Office of Benjamin Scott Johns2011 - 2012
AssociateJCC Law Group2010 - 2011
Project AttorneyEckert Seamans Cherin & Mellott2009 - 2010
Association namePosition nameDuration
Order of BarristersN/A2009 - Present
Pennsylvania Bar AssociationN/AN/A
Washington County Bar AssociationN/A2012 - 2014
Allegheny County Bar AssociationN/A2009 - 2014
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
All Cases Are PrivateN/A
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Publication nameTitleDate
Estate Planning Oddities and ChallengesGun Trusts2016
Estate Planning Oddities and ChallengesPlanning for Same Sex Couples after DOMA Repeal2016
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Duquesne University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2009
University of PittsburghPolitics & PhilosophyBA - Bachelor of Arts2005
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Estate Planning Oddities and ChallengesPlanning for Same Sex Couples after DOMA Repeal2016
Estate Planning Oddities and ChallengesGun Trusts2016
Estate PlanningOil & Gas Leasing and Your Estate Plan2011