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Arik was born and raised in Delaware County, Pennsylvania and proudly pursued his entire education in Pennsylvania. A graduate of Akiba Academy in Merion Station, Arik attended the University of Pittsburgh undergraduate program. He graduated with honors in three years with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Rhetoric and Public Argument.

Arik entered the business management world during his undergraduate studies with experience managing union labor in the wholesale and retail industries. He then managed and drove the opening of two retail start-ups during the two years between his undergraduate and legal studies.

In 2000, Arik graduated from the Temple University School of Law. Arik was a proud member of the Moot Court Honor Society and a managing member of the Intellectual Property Law Students Association, the Barrister‘s Club, and was President of the Jewish Law Student‘s Association. Arik started his career as in-house counsel for a local technology company where he focused on private equity funding programs, as well as all the day-to-day legal needs of a growing technology company. In late 2001, Arik launched a private practice in Media, Pennsylvania and has been practicing throughout the Philadelphia region ever since.


Languages spoken: Hebrew, Spanish

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Practice areas


  1. Criminal Defense: 30%
    15 years, 5.5 thousand cases
  2. DUI & DWI: 30%
  3. Domestic Violence: 15%
    15 years, 200 cases
  4. Juvenile: 15%
    15 years, 300 cases
  5. Federal Crime: 10%



Hourly ($250-400/hour), Fixed (sometimes), Free consultation (30 minutes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • Jonathan Davis Consadene

    Arik is an excellent attorney and litigator!


    Jonathan Consadene Workers compensation Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Jordan Kelleher Reilly

    I have known Arik for many years. He has a very well deserved reputation as one of the top criminal Defense Attorneys in Delaware County. He has the knowledge, the skills and the charm needed to get the best results for his clients.


    Jordan Reilly Child custody Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info

The Benari Law Firm

200 West Front Street
Media, PA, 19063-3416

The Benari Law Firm

139 West Market Street
First Floor
West Chester, PA, 19380

The Benari Law Firm

16 North Franklin Street
Suite 308
Doylestown, PA, 18901

The Benari Law Firm

2 Penn Center
Suite 200
Philadelphia, PA, 19102



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We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Client Choice Award - Criminal DefenseAvvo2012
Moot Court Honor SocietyTemple Law School2000
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Managing PartnerThe Benari Law Firm2001 - Present
Trial AttorneyLaw Office Stanley Ellenberg & Associates2001 - 2002
Director of Legal AffairsFamilyRealm.com1999 - 2001
Law Clerk to President Judge Kenneth ClouseDelaware County Common Pleas Court1998 - 1998
Law Clerk & AssistantTemple Law School - Professor Jan Levine1997 - 1997
Association namePosition nameDuration
National Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMember2010 - Present
Delaware County Bar AssociationMember2004 - Present
Pennsylvania Bar AssociationMember2004 - Present
American Bar AssociationMember2001 - Present
JLSAPresident1997 - 1999
UNICEFBoard Member1997 - 2000
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Commonwealth of Pennsylvania v. Henderson137 Misdemeanors dropped
Commonwealth v. WrightCase Dismissed
Commonwealth v. BelsonAll charges dismissed but for one zero point traffic ticket
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Publication nameTitleDate
Pennsylvania Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (PACDL)Navigating the ARD Process in Philadelphia2008
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Temple University - James E. Beasley School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2000
University of PittsburghRhetoric & Public ArgumentBA - Bachelor of Arts1996
Akiba AcademyN/AN/A1992
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Class LectureAvoiding Criminal Consequences in FCC Regulations2014
Temple University Law School Alumni MeetingLaunching a Private Practice2013
Lecture Series for Small Firm OwnersBuilding a successful litigation practice.2011