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Scott A Benson

Litigation Attorney at Minneapolis, MN

5.0   1 review
  • State Years
    Wisconsin - WI 11 years
    Dist. of Columbia - DC 34 years
    Minnesota - MN 35 years
  • Licensed for 11 years
    State WI
    Acquired 2013
    Good Standing No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 34 years
    State DC
    Acquired 1990
    Good Standing No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 35 years
    State MN
    Acquired 1989
    Authorized to Practice No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About Scott

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Practice area
  1. Litigation
    Securities law, complex commercial litigation, securities fraud, LEED AP

    36 years


Scott A Benson
3700 IDS Center
80 South 8th Street
Minneapolis, MN, 55402
Scott A Benson
80 S Eighth St #3700
Minneapolis, MN, 55402-2219
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Posted by Becky | May 11, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
I highly recommend Scott Benson
Scott Benson took on a complicated minority shareholder and employment matter for my company. Scott is extremely knowledgeable, thorough and persistent. Scott had my best interests in mind rather than going to court. Scott was masterfully articulate during mediation and he negotiated a favorable settlement for my business. Further, I really enjoy working with him.
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  • Hourly Rates $ 500-500 per hour


AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Briol & Benson, PLLC
  • 1998 - Present
  • City Council Member
  • City of Minneapolis
  • 2002 - 2009
  • Owner
  • All Saints Brands
  • 1995 - 1998
  • Attorney
  • Dorsey & Whitney, LLP
  • 1989 - 1995
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  • Georgetown University Law Center
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1989
  • Saint Olaf College
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1983


  • Minnesota Lavender Bar Association
  • 2003 - Present
  • District of Columbia Bar
  • 1990 - Present
  • Minnesota State Bar Association
  • 1989 - Present
  • Hennepin County Bar Association
  • 1989 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2016
  • Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2015
  • Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2014
  • Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2013
  • Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2012
  • Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2011
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  • 32 Wm. Mitchell L. Rev. 841
  • How Can Allies Effectively Advocate for Gay Rights? The Answer is Straightforward
  • 2006
  • Minneapolis StarTribune
  • Health groups should help make smoke ban pay
  • 2004

Speaking Engagements

  • International Municipal Lawyers Association Mid-Year Conference
  • Investment Losses Facing Municipalities: Do You Want That Money Back?
  • 2009

Attorney endorsements

Received (7)
Given (1)
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Litigation Attorney | May 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Scott is an excellent attorney with vast experience and command of subject matter. He has an engaging personality that would suit any client."
Litigation Attorney | Apr 27
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Scott is a hard working, aggressive trial lawyer, who has consistently provided outstanding results for clients in complex matters."
Litigation Attorney | Apr 26
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. My company hired Scott to help on a shareholder dispute that involved many complicated legal questions in two States. He was exceptionally well prepared and always presented the best course of action for the business but also professionally and successfully navigated many tricky highly charged issues between longtime business partners. I highly recommend this very competent lawyer."
Litigation Attorney | Apr 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I know Scott to be meticulously prepared, able to construct a strong argument, and have the sensitivity to know when to negotiate. Additionally, he is a great guy, who can make an arduous endeavor easier to get through."
Litigation Attorney | Apr 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Scott for over 25 years and worked with him for several years at the same law firm. He is an extremely talented counselor, courtroom advocate and legal writer, and always adheres to the highest ethical standards. Moreover, he has a great personality and temperament - qualities that are somewhat rare in the legal profession,"
Litigation Attorney | Apr 25
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Scott is extraordinarily smart, always prepared and has provided excellent results for my clients."
Litigation Attorney | May 05
Relationship: Friend
"I endorse this lawyer's work. I have long sought Scott's advice and I admire his professionalism."
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Minneapolis Litigation Lawyer Scott A Benson
Scott A Benson
Litigation Attorney
Minneapolis, MN
Licensed for 35 years