Since 2003, Benjamin has practiced exclusively in the area of Marital and Family Law. His practice has always been largely the litigation of Marital and Family Law cases, however his experience dictates that litigation is not always necessary. This experience and belief has led him to seek training in the cutting edge area of Collaborative Divorce. Benjamin is known for his ability to help clients attempt first to reach a private and amicable solution to their family law matters, before their case escalates into costly and emotionally damaging litigation. Even still, he recognizes that some cases require all of the resources, experience, and tenacity that he and the firm offer in a full blown litigation. Benjamin's approach to the delicate issues that arise in Marital and Family Law is to remain empathetic and understanding toward each individual client, and to never lose sight of his oath to zealously represent his clients' best interests.
Benjamin completed a three year term on the Florida Bar Grievance Committee, Section 13F, and served as Chairman for two of those years. He is member of the Hillsborough County Bar Association as well as the Hillsborough County Family Law Section. He has served as the Community Outreach Chair on the Family Law Executive Counsel. He has served on the Hillsborough County Family Law Bench Bar Committee, and has served as an elected member of the Hillsborough County Family Law Executive Counsel. He was one of the first lawyers in the Tampa Bay area to be trained in Collaborative Divorce. Benjamin has authored and co-authored numerous articles featured in Lawyer Magazine.
In addition to his professional pursuits, Benjamin is also an active member of the Tampa community. His charitable interests include past service on the Board of Directors of the Child Abuse Counsel (now Champions For Children) as well past service on the Board of Directors for the Health Care Connection Foundation. Benjamin also served for five years on the Board of Directors of the National Council on Addiction of Drug Dependence. He also donates his time for charity by performing music for local events and various causes. Benjamin has been featured in Tampa Bay Illustrated Magazine, Cultural Affairs Magazine, and SOHO Magazine for his philanthropic and professional endeavors and has been invited to speak on numerous panels related to his law practice and his charitable activities. Additionally, he also speaks on topics related to Marital and Family Law. Mr. Older was recognized in 2014 as a Super Lawyer in Tampa Bay Magazine.
Benjamin graduated from the University of Southern California in 1993 and the University of Miami School of Law in 1999. He is admitted to practice in Florida. He speaks Spanish fluently. When He is not practicing law he enjoys spending time with his wife and daughter as well as playing music both professionally and for charitable pursuits.
|FL||Member in Good Standing||2002||09/12/2019|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Super Lawyer||Super Lawyers Magazine||2015|
|Super Lawyer||Super Lawyers Magazine||2014|
|Top Attorneys in Tampa Bay||Tampa Bay Magazine||2014|
|Father of the Year||Saks Fifth Avenue||N/A|
|Founding Partner||Older Lundy and Alvarez Attorneys at Law||2003 - Present|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Hillsborough County Bar Association||Member||N/A|
|Florida Bar, Grievance Committee||Chairman||N/A|
|Hillsborough County Bar Association, Family Law Section||Member||N/A|
|Family Law Inn of Court||Member||N/A|
|Family Law Executive Counsel||Community Outreach Chair||N/A|
|Hillsborough County Family Law Bench Bar Committee||Member||N/A|
|Hillsborough County Family Law Executive Counsel||Member||N/A|
|Collaborative Law Institute of Tampa Bay||Member||N/A|
|Lawyer Magazine||Multiple Articles Related to Family Law Practice||N/A|
|University of Miami School of Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1999|
|University of Southern California||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1993|
|Multiple Continung Legal Education presentations for Attorneys||Marital versus Non-Marital Assets||N/A|
|Division of Assets|
|Child Support Modification|
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