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Benton Frank McKnight

Personal injury Attorney at Bakersfield, CA

5.0   6 reviews

also known as Benton McKnight, Ben McKnight

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  • Licensed for 38 years
    State CA
    Acquired 1985
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

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About Benton

Learn Benton’s areas of practice.

5
Practice areas
  1. Personal injury
    50%
    We know California personal injury law inside and out and help you recover the full compensation you are due. We represent people in all types of accidents: auto, brain injury, construction, oil field, fatal, unsafe products/unsafe conditions, etc.

    39 years

  2. Animal and dog bites
    10%
    Dog attacks are traumatic and can cause serious injury and scarring. We can ensure your rights are protected when you've been the victim of a dog bite.

    39 years

  3. Car accident
    10%
    We are committed to helping victims of car accidents rebuild their lives. Experienced and aggressive, we work tenaciously to help our clients get the medical care and compensation they need.

    39 years

  4. Motorcycle accident
    10%
    If you have been injured in a motorcycle accident, you probably face a long and painful recovery. Obtaining full compensation for your injuries can be challenging. We understand your rights and options if you have been injured on a motorcycle.

    39 years

  5. Trucking accident
    10%
    If you have been injured in a truck accident, it’s important to get immediate legal assistance. We vigorously represent people who have suffered harm in truck accidents on I-5, Highway 99, Highway 58 and other roads in the Central Valley.

    39 years

  6. Wrongful death
    10%
    We represent families who have lost loved ones as a result of the negligence or wrongful actions of other parties. We help face the important legal and financial issues that will affect you or your family’s future following the death of a loved one.

    39 years

BENTON MCKNIGHT IS A PERSONAL INJURY LAWYER FOR MORE THAN 32 YEARS WHO HAS SUCCESSFULLY REPRESENTED MANY INJURED CLIENTS AND THEIR FAMILIES IN MAJOR PERSONAL INJURY AND WRONGFUL DEATH CLAIMS.

Benton F. McKnight earned a degree in Business Administration from Biola University. He graduated from the University of Southern California Law School in 1985. After practicing law for a large civil defense firm in Los Angeles, Benton McKnight returned to Bakersfield where he practiced law with McKnight, McKnight, McKnight & McKnight for over 30 years. In 2019, Benton F. McKnight started McKnight and McKnight Law, APC where he is President. Benton McKnight has been invited to speak at the Statewide Consumer Attorneys of California Convention on topics including Accident Reconstruction and Jury Selection. Mr. McKnight has served on the Kern County Bar Association Board of Directors. Benton McKnight is a personal injury lawyer who has successfully represented many injured clients and their families in major personal injury and wrongful death claims.

AREAS OF PRACTICE
Personal Injury
Wrongful Death
Mediation


BAR ADMISSIONS
California, 1985
U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit, 1985
U.S. Federal Court, 1985

Location

McKnight and McKnight Law, APC
305 Truxtun Avenue
Bakersfield, CA, 93301

Reviews

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Posted by Julie | November 14, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Trustworthy, dependable and considerate
Ben McKnight listened to my situation with compassion and then recommended a path going forward. He was very thorough explaining the process and walking me through every step. Ben and his legal assistant, Sonja, were always available for any questions and or input I might have had. My expectations were exceeded in every way and I can’t thank Ben and his staff enough for their expertise and compassion
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Posted by Sandy | November 7, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Personal injury due to car accident
From the moment we hired Ben McKnight, our stress was finally relieved. We had struggled to deal with the insurance company on our own, with no results. Ben explained everything in detail, while making it easy to understand. He and his staff handled everything promptly and thoroughly, while keeping us informed on a regular basis. Our only regret is that we did not hire him sooner.
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Posted by Laurie | October 20, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Professional, capable and caring
My family was involved in a terrible accident that was not our fault. I called Benton McKnight while my family was still in various hospitals. He immediately calmed my fears and took our case. During this difficult time he took over all the legal details so that we could concentrate on surgeries, doctors appointments, and healing. I knew my family’s future was in very capable and caring hands. The settlement we received was more than expected. We can never thank Benton McKnight enough for the professional and personal care he showed us then as well as over the years.
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Posted by anonymous | September 17, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Honest, compassionate, kind.
Ben was so easy to work with and gave us such a peace of mind. He is trustworthy and capable.
Posted by Tommie | September 17, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Tommie
Mr. Mc Knight was hired to represent me in a civil case that involved a bicycle accident in which i was seriously injured. He was very professional from start to finish and did what I thought was an excellent job. I have no complaints and I would and have recommended him to friends.
Posted by anonymous | January 20, 2009
great lawyer
very helpful, knowledegeable and trustworthy
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Cost

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AVVO RATING 8.8 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • President
  • McKnight and McKnight Law, APC
  • 2019 - Present
  • Partner
  • McKnight, McKnight, McKnight and McKnight
  • 1986 - 2018
  • Associate Attorney
  • Haight, Dickson, Brown & Bonesteel
  • 1985 - 1986

Education

  • University of Southern California
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1985
  • Biola University
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1982
  • See Registration Card
  • N/A

Associations

  • American Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Consumer Attorneys of California
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Kern County Bar Association
  • Board of Directors
  • 2008 - 2010

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Honors and Awards

  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2019

Speaking Engagements

  • Consumer Attorneys of California
  • Jury selection Accident Reconstruction
  • 2019
  • Consumer Attorneys of California
  • Jury selection Accident Reconstruction
  • 2005

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Family Attorney | May 29
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"I endorse Benton. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Unknown Attorney | Jun 10
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Bakersfield Personal injury Lawyer Benton Frank McKnight
Benton Frank McKnight
Personal injury Attorney
Bakersfield, CA
Licensed for 38 years
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