Ms. Benedict is an experienced appellate advocate and litigator with a broad spectrum of experience.
As an appellate advocate, Ms. Benedict has represented clients before the California Court of Appeal, the California Supreme Court, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, and successfully obtained Cert. review at the United States Supreme Court. She has submitted in excess of 200 appellate briefs, in a wide range of matters including maritime, criminal, professional liability, corporate, and family law.
Ms. Benedict's litigation practice includes both defense and plaintiff representation. As a defense attorney, Ms. Benedict has a good working relationship with several insurance carriers advocating for their insureds in automobile liability, premise liability, and business liability matters. As a plaintiff's attorney, she is passionate about fighting for the rights of cyclists and motorcyclists who fall victim to inattentive motorists.
Ms. Benedict loves the San Diego outdoors. She is an avid cyclist, mountain biker, and motorcycle enthusiast. Ms. Benedict has successfully completed an Ironman triathlon and several half-ironman triathlons. In addition to cycling, Ms. Benedict remains active on playing weekly soccer games, golf, sailing, and MMA training.
Prior to joining WPGC&H, LLC, Ms. Benedict managed her own law practice for six years. Her focus was on civil and criminal appeals, as well as general litigation. Before then, Ms. Benedict worked as a staff attorney at a not-for-profit law firm administering the appointed counsel program for indigent defendants on appeal. Today, she is active in the San Diego County Bar Association, and served on the State Bar Conference of Delegates from 2003-2006. In 2006, she also served as Chair of the San Diego delegation.
Ms. Benedict earned her law degree from the University of San Diego, School of Law, where she served as Vice President of the Student Bar Association. She earned her B.A. from University of California, Santa Barbara, and was a member of their NCAA women's soccer team.
Ms. Benedict volunteers at POWSD.org, a non-profit group helping veterans with PTSD.
A native of Massachusetts, Ms. Benedict loves the San Diego outdoors. She is an avid outdoor adventurer - cycling, sailing, hiking, and golfing.