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Sam Benevento

Bankruptcy and debt Attorney at Torrance, CA

5.0   37 reviews

also known as Saverio (Sam) Benevento

  • State Years
    Nevada - NV 34 years
    California - CA 33 years
    Arizona - AZ 33 years
  • Licensed for 34 years
    State NV
    Acquired 1989
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 33 years
    State CA
    Acquired 1990
    Inactive No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 33 years
    State AZ
    Acquired 1990
    Resigned No misconduct found

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

About Sam

Learn Sam’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Bankruptcy and debt
    I represent consumers and small businesses in chapter 7 and 13 I am honest, fair in my pricing and very good at what I do.

    34 years, 3,000 cases

  2. Chapter 13 bankruptcy
    I represent consumers and small businesses in chapter 7 and 13 I am honest, fair in my pricing and very good at what I do.

    34 years, 1,000 cases

  3. Chapter 7 bankruptcy
    I represent consumers and small businesses in Chapter 7 and 13. I am honest, fair in my pricing and very good at what I do.

    34 years, 2,000 cases

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Sam Benevento
3620 Pacific Coast Hwy, Ste 100
Torrance, CA, 90505

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5.0 / 5.0
  37 customer reviews
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Posted by anonymous | May 5, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Supports system
Never ever in my life i thought i would file. But like what they said. “Things happen” It took me years to decide and it actually did me worst. Sams company were really helpful. There were no judgement but genuine help. I was so nervous and was so scared but they made me feel so comfortable. Even on the “court day” Sam was there to comfort us and give us advise. Now, im able to sleep better and i really learned. Thank you for the advised. the classes i took still helpes me today. Save yourself from stressing and chose a lawyer that really cares.. You will be happy you did it. Im Writting this review for those who are like me before “clueless and scared”. I do hope this review would helped.
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Posted by Lyn | June 7, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Great Lawyer
I am so grateful to have Sam Benevento as my Bankruptcy Lawyer. He helped me go through my problem and now I am totally debt free. I highly recommend him to all people who wants to file for bankruptcy. He is excellent and knowledgeable in this field.
Posted by Robert | February 3, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent and Honest Attorney
It was an unfortunate situation that after my divorce, in which I have lost everything, I had to file for bankruptcy. However, I was fortunate to hire Sam to file bankruptcy for me. I would like to take this opportunity to appreciate his time and effort to complete my bankruptcy case with honesty and integrity. He has handled my bankruptcy case smoothly, with no stress to me, and clear and transparent in every step from the beginning. I would definitely recommend him to anybody who search for an excellent bankruptcy lawyer.
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Posted by anonymous | July 20, 2014
An excellent Attorney!!
Sam Benevento is an excellent Attorney! It's unfortunate that I had to claim bankruptcy, but because of the economy, I had to do it. He educated me on everything I needed to do to claim bankruptcy. Answered all my questions, and showed me how to do all the classes necessary and explained everything that would happen at the actual court hearing. Once the court date was set ... I received a letter with the date, and directions; where to park, etc. I would recommend Sam Banevento to anyone.
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Posted by anonymous | July 2, 2014
Outstanding Professional!
If you are seeking a trustworthy professional I highly recommend Sam Benevento. A friend of mine referred me to him and that was a good start. During the process he kept me informed at all times. Very knowledgeable and very organized. Overall a great professional!
Posted by Abdul | June 26, 2014
There's a reason he's been doing this for so long
Sam helped us get through it. I initially consulted with another lawyer who made it seem like a Chapter 7 bankruptcy was my only option, but Sam correctly pointed out that a Chapter 13 was a better choice for me, because it would leave my residual income payments protected. Thoughtful advice like that potentially saved me thousands. He's easy to talk to, gets you thoroughly prepared for your court date, and anticipates your questions. You'll be in good hands with him.
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Posted by Mike | June 17, 2014
Excellent attorney
Sam Benevento handled our situation professionally, and treated us with respect and courtesy. His fees were reasonable and the payment terms were easy to work with. We would definitely recommend him.
Posted by Victoria | June 15, 2014
Sam surely knows what he's doing! He keeps me informed and very helpful and patient to explain anything that I dont understand.
Posted by Douglas | June 15, 2014
Attorney Sam Benevento
For anyone anticipating bankruptcy, I can’t say enough to recommend attorney Sam Benevento to get you through it. Bankruptcy is perhaps the most difficult decisions anyone might have to make to resolve a financial burden. Bankruptcy can also be a difficult psychological and social stigma that is extremely difficult to work through. From the first phone conversation through the entire bankruptcy Attorney Sam Benevento’s provided a reassurance and compassion that removed the anxiety I felt initially, making the procedure instead feel like a new beginning I had not anticipated. Mr. Benevento’s accessibility, competence and support got me through my bankruptcy with the ease of knowing he was there managing everything, relieving the apprehension I thought I would have to experience. Thank you!
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Posted by Lyman | June 14, 2014
Sam Benevento Bankruptsy Attorney
Mr. Benevento filed my bankruptsy. I am a veteran and just turned 88 years old. I was drowning in debt and was unable to get out. It was a terrible situation. I went to Mr. Benevento and he worked with me closely, from the beginning of the process , during the hearing and up until the end of the process. I just received my final paper work from Mr. Benevento. Mr. Benevento explained everything thoroughly, helped me to understand about the process and assured me throughout the bankruptsy. I was anxious and worried at first because I never had to file for bankruptsy before but I felt confident once I placed this action into the hands of Mr. Benevento. Everything went exactly as he had explained. I would like to thank Mr. Benevento and his staff for a smooth and worry free action! They treated me with compassion and dignity!
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Posted by Sharon Montoliu | June 13, 2014
Sharon Montoliu
When I met Attorney Sam Benevento I could see that he was the Attorney I wanted to take my case. He was professional, went over the whole bankruptcy process so that I was comfortable and wasn't quite so nervous. He, as well as his staff were always there me. Sam Benevento is very kind and he has a great attitude about people in general. Any time I had a question he was there to answer any and all my questions. I will refer Sam Benevento to anyone I know or meet who is considering bankruptcy. Thank you Sam for all your help, Sincerely , Sharon M
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Posted by Yessenia | June 10, 2014
Great bankruptcy lawyer
I was seeking for legal adviser for bankruptcy. And I was looking up on google best bankruptcy lawyer in the South Bay and Sam benevento was first top Highest lawyer. So I called made an appt. I receive the best service and excellent information I wanted to know about bankruptcy and it was good decision I made to chose Sam as my lawyer! I will recommend others.
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Posted by anonymous | June 8, 2014
Sam is a great attorney.
Sam is personable and professional all at the same time. He puts you at ease and helps you relax and I am now totally at ease now that my bankruptcy case is over. I would recommend Sam highly.
Posted by Maria | June 6, 2014
Excellent attorney
Sam Benevento is a wonderful attorney and made a very stressful situation, easy to deal with. I needed to declare bankruptcy, and my accounts were frozen, I could not pay my rent or my bills. Sam was able to get me access to my money in a timely manner, answered my questions, calmed my fears and handled everything for my case very professionally. He and his office also stayed in touch with me and made sure I had everything I needed to go to court, and he handled everything there smoothly as well. I could not be more pleased with the service I received.
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Posted by Ron | June 6, 2014
Attorney Sam Benevento chapter 13
The experience I had with Mr Benevento went great! I found him to be very friendly,knowledgeable and organized. When it came time for the first court hearing , he was there waiting for me. The hearings went very smooth and I was out of there in about 40 minutes. I would recommend this attorney to anyone!
Posted by Benjamin | June 6, 2014
Bankrupcy Chapter 7
Was very helpful in answering my concerns in filing for BK. This was my first time I have experienced this type of problem and Sam made you feel at ease.
Posted by Michael | June 5, 2014
More Than Satisfied.
I called Sam because I was in the middle of a divorce wherein my highly trustworthy ex was eyeing two properties that I owned prior to our marriage. Moreover, because of my pending divorce my cash flow was diminished. Sam was not only able to help restructure my liabilities so that I could have the time I needed to rebuild my business, he was also able to shelter the properties that I owned prior to being married so that, at minimum, I had an extra layer of protection against the Evil Empire. I think what Sam offered that was most helpful, however, was the fact that he understood that as a business owner, I had specific needs relative to my business and instead of dictating how I had to conform my business to the bankruptcy process, Sam worked with me to find a way through the bankruptcy process that was conducive to my specific business needs. As much as it pains me to put into the public record that I was not only satisfied with Sam's work but that I was also grateful . . . I am happy to do so . . Sam's a good lawyer and, here's something you don't usually associate with the word "lawyer," Sam's a good man too.
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Posted by Deborah | June 5, 2014
I absolutely would recommend Sam to my friends. He was pleasant, professional and knew what he was doing. He thought outside of the box to get me favorable results. The end result was far better than I expected due to his superior knowledge of the bankruptcy laws. I am very greatful to Sam for his help I can breath again!
Posted by anonymous | January 15, 2014
Expert Bankruptcy Advisor
I am incredibly grateful for Sam Benevento's expert advice in guiding me through the very difficult decision of filing for bankruptcy. He handled my case adeptly, knowing fine points of of bankruptcy law that other lawyers I had consulted were not aware of. You will find him both personable and efficient in helping you to move forward with your life during difficult times. Hopefully, I will not need to be referring any friends or family members his way, but I would absolutely give him the highest possible recommendation. Best of luck, you will be in excellent hands.
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Posted by Rachel | December 3, 2013
The best!!
Sam was very helpful from the beginning to the end of my bankruptcy filing. He knows everything there is to know about bankruptcy law, and made me feel comfortable in a not so comfortable situation. I recommend him to anyone that needs to file!
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AVVO RATING 9.4 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Owner
  • South Bay Bankruptcy Attorney
  • 2011 - Present
  • Judge Pro Tem
  • Clark County District Court
  • 2006 - 2010
  • Partner
  • Robertson & Benevento
  • 1993 - 2012
  • Partner
  • Lenkowsky & Benevento
  • 1990 - 1993
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  • University of Arizona College of Law
  • Juris Doctorate
  • 1989
  • University of Arizona
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1977


  • Central District Consumer Bankruptcy Attorney Association
  • 2011 - Present
  • South Bay Bar Association (LA)
  • 2011 - Present
  • National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys
  • 2004 - Present
  • Board of Directors
  • 2003 - 2012
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Distinguished
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2020
  • BV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2015
  • Preeminent 4.8 out of 5
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2015


Attorney endorsements

Received (8)
Given (2)
Endorse Sam
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Mar 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Benevento is a very knowledgeable and seasoned bankruptcy attorney."
Unknown Attorney | Dec 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Sam is an exceptional bankruptcy attorney. He is extremely knowledgeable, compassionate, and trustworthy. I consider him a mentor, and I highly recommend his legal services."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Aug 16
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Chapter 13 bankruptcy Attorney | Aug 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Aug 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Sam is an excellent Bankruptcy attorney. He is very knowledgeable in his field and has helped my firm on a number of cases with BK related issues. Sam is personable, ethical and a hard worker. If I needed a BK attorney, I would choose Sam."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Mar 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Sam is a respected and experienced attorney who goes above and beyond to serve his clients' interests. I endorse this lawyer."
Chapter 7 bankruptcy Attorney | Feb 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Sam is a friendly, knowledgeable bankruptcy attorney who takes care of his clients. His cases are organized and well-prepared. I trust his advice and endorse him to anyone considering filing for bankruptcy."
Chapter 13 bankruptcy Attorney | Aug 30
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
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