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Michael Aaron Benefield

Intellectual property Attorney at Greenwood, IN

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Learn Michael’s areas of practice.

5
Practice areas
  1. Intellectual property
    30%
    Benefield Law advises its clients on all of their intellectual property needs, be it negotiating a patent license, filing and prosecuting a patent application or trademark registration, or handling a patent litigation.

  2. Estate planning
    25%
    Benefield Law provides a no-cost initial consultation to discuss your estate planning needs, and handles most estate plans for a fixed fee, which varies depending on the complexity of the estate plan.

  3. Business
    20%
    Benefield Law’s services ranges from establishing corporate formations for clients to helping clients negotiate asset purchase agreements when winding down their business. Benefield Law also helps its business clients avoid litigation.

  4. Employment and labor
    20%
    Benefield Law also works with individuals who have been wrongfully treated by their employer, whether its improper termination for medical needs to race or gender based discrimination in the workplace. Call now for a consultation.

  5. Trusts
    5%
    Benefield Law works with clients to help them design and implement an estate plan that fits their needs. Be it a simple will, a revocable or living trust, or an irrevocable trust, he works with its clients to successfully implement an estate plan.

Michael Benefield was born in Beech Grove, Indiana, and grew up on the east side of Greenwood, Indiana. Michael graduated first in his class from Whiteland Community High School in 1991. Michael subsequently graduated with honors from Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology in 1995 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemical Engineering. Michael started his career as a Process Engineer for The Dow Chemical Company, of Midland, Michigan, where he focused his work on plant design and process improvements for a variety of different chemical technologies. After working at Dow for five years, Michael decided to pursue a career in law, and attended the evening program at Indiana University’s McKinney School of Law in Indianapolis, Indiana. During law school, Michael worked full time as a Process Engineer for Eli Lilly and Company at an insulin manufacturing facility. Despite balancing the law school curriculum with a full time job, Michael graduated with honors from IU’s McKinney School of Law in May, 2004.

Early in Michael’s legal career, he had the privilege of working as the briefing attorney for the Honorable Charles Everingham, IV, United States Magistrate Judge for the Eastern District of Texas, who at the time carried one of the heaviest patent case dockets in the country. In addition to working on Judge Everingham’s patent cases, Michael was also exposed to a wide variety of civil cases assigned to Judge Everingham, including cases involving employment disputes, business disputes, product defects, and serious personal injury. Michael’s experience as a briefing attorney provided him with a broad base of legal knowledge which he still uses today to advise and assist his clients.

Michael is licensed to practice law in both Indiana and Texas, and has been admitted to practice before the United States Patent and Trademark Office, as well as in several federal courts, including the United States Supreme Court.

Michael and his family live in Greenwood, Indiana, where Michael is a Den Leader in Cub Scout Pack 245.

Licensed for 18 years
State TX
Status Eligible to Practice in Texas
Acquired 2010
Updated 10/23/2022
State IN
Status Active In Good Standing
Acquired 2004
Updated 01/04/2023

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Benefield Law
633 Library Park Dr Ste E
Greenwood, IN, 46142-1578

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AVVO RATING 7.5 (Very Good)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Benefield Law
  • 2016 - Present
  • Lawyer
  • Albritton Law Firm
  • 2012 - 2015
  • Patent Attorney
  • Williams, Morgan & Amerson, P.C.
  • 2008 - 2012
  • Briefing Attorney
  • U.S. Magistrate Judge Charles Everingham
  • 2007 - 2008
  • Patent Attorney
  • Vinson & Elkins, LLP
  • 2006 - 2007
  • Patent Attorney
  • Woodard, Emhardt, Moriarty, McNett & Henry LLP
  • 2004 - 2006
  • Law Clerk
  • Woodard, Emhardt, Moriary, McNett & Henry LLP
  • 2003 - 2004
  • Process Engineer
  • Eli Lilly & Company
  • 2000 - 2003
  • Process Enginner
  • The Dow Chemical Company
  • 1995 - 2000
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Education

  • Indiana University School of Law, Indianapolis
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2004
  • Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1995

Associations

  • Indiana State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2016 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2016 - Present
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District Michigan
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Texas
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • Fifth Circuit Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Texas
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • Federal Circuit Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • State Bar of Texas
  • Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Texas
  • Member
  • 2006 - Present
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Texas
  • Member
  • 2006 - Present
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
  • Member
  • 2004 - Present
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Indiana
  • Member
  • 2004 - Present
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Indiana
  • Member
  • 2004 - Present
  • Indiana State Bar
  • Member
  • 2004 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Speaking Engagements

  • Eastern District of Texas Bench Bar Conference,
  • Law Clerks: A Look Inside the Chambers of ED Texas: Exploring the Need for Candor
  • 2013
  • Advanced Patent Litigation
  • Effective Patent Trial Techniques
  • 2011

Attorney endorsements

Received (2)
Given (2)
Endorse Michael
Unknown Attorney | Jan 25
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Michael Benefield is a very talented and skilled lawyer."
Intellectual property Attorney | Jan 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"An excellent lawyer with broad knowledge of IP law."
Patent infringement

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Greenwood Intellectual property Lawyer Michael Aaron Benefield
Michael Aaron Benefield
Intellectual property Attorney
Greenwood, IN
Licensed for 18 years