I welcome child custody cases and cases which need emergency action.
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Preeminent 4.8 out of 5||Martindale-Hubbell||2015|
|Highest Award for Ethics Peer Review||Martindale-Hubbell||2012|
|Highly Rated for Legal Ability||Martindale-Hubbell||2011|
|Highest Rating for Ethics Peer Review||Martindale-Hubbell||2011|
|Mediator of the Month||Pierce County Center for Dispute Resolution||2000|
|Partner||BENJAMIN & HEALY PLLC||1995 - Present|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|YMCA||Member||2000 - Present|
|Washington State Trial Lawyers Association||Member||1995 - Present|
|Washington State Bar Association||Member||1995 - Present|
|Tacoma Pierce County Bar Association||Member||1995 - Present|
|Kowalewska v. Kowalewski||Prevailed at Court of Appeals and Washington Supreme Court|
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|Seattle University School of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1995|
|Northwestern University, Evanston, IL||Philosophy||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1992|
|Admission to Practice for JAG Lawyers||Child Custody, Relocations & Parenting Plans||2013|
|Monthly Luncheon for MBA of Pierce County||Importance of Living Wills||1996|
Posted by Michala
Jason Benjamin and his paralegals really saved me from the sinking ship that was my case. The attorney that I had hired at the beginning of my court proceedings against the father of my child, didnt argue my case at all, and it kept seeming more clear that he was causing actual damage to the progress of my case. It was a relocation/child support/parenting plan case, so a bit of everything. My child had sustained some traumatic injuries under the care of his father, and my old attorney would fail to mention it to the judge even while im standing next to him, nudging him with my elbow, begging him to bring up my sons injuries. My babys fathers attorney was tough, and kept putting the breaks on everything, throwing monkey wrenches into the works, and my old attorney would go for it, and send me home to write one meaningless deposition after the other. I was becoming depressed and almost felt hopeless before I hired Jason, but he quickly made me feel so confident and comfortable. Jason and his office really argued for me. They obviously really cared about our (my son and myself) wellbeing. Their whole office was friendly and If there was a surprise monkey wrench thrown in the mix during court, Jason would march us down to the law library and he'd work hard, right there, to combat whatever funny business the other side would try. Both Jason and his office are very good at getting back to any emails or phone calls. The kept telling me that I'm in the driver's seat, and with them I really felt like I always was. They really listened to everything, it was more like having that big scary best friend that comes to your rescue when things get hairy. I will always go back to Jason with any issues I have in the future with my case, and I highly recommend him to anyone. Im so thankful for them, and all the hard work they put in for my family. I wouldve lost my case for sure if I wouldve stayed with my first attorney, but Jason really turned everything around for us.
We ended up winning on all fronts. Getting everything we asked for. I honestly couldnt thank them enough. Family court is stressful but I could honestly say, that Jason and his paralegal Jess really took that stress away. I felt safe knowing they were backing me up. I felt brave, comfortable, and confident in court every single time. They really did a fantastic job! Hire Jason if you want to win your case!
Posted by Debra
Jason and his staff are nothing short of exemplary! I came to him with a complex, emergency situation that involved my ex-spouse wanting to immediately relocate my daughter internationally. The case involved an emergency hearing and required quick action. Jason was thorough, responsive and expedient is preparing everything that was necessary. He also uncovered some very important factors when reviewing my divorce documents that will help my situation in additional court proceedings. I was amazed with his representation in the court room, as well. Needless to say, we won (which is a miracle, considering he had only three days to prepare the case). I am so thankful to him that he was able to fight to keep my daughter from moving over 8000 miles away. If you are seeking someone who truly loves helping his clients and is motivated to do the best job possible for them, I would highly recommend hiring him. You want and need him on your side!
Posted by Julia
Had I known what I know now and hired Jason to begin with, I could have saved myself a lot of heartache, anxiety, and money.
However, I was completely naive as to the possible reposition detriment to appear as pro see in a custody modification/contempt hearing, thus the outcome of my recent show cause hearing couldn't have been worse—I lost every motion presented, all four of them, was held in contempt—twice—but worse of all, the commissioner decided to change the custody arrangement, making my ex the sole custodian, despite the fact that I had raised the child since birth...alone.
However, changing the status quo would have been detrimental for my child, forcing him to abandon his friends, his school, and the only home he's ever known.
My naïveté and misplaced confidence cost me custody !
From sole caregiver and custodial parent to bi-monthly visits...what happened?
The answer is pretty simple—I went pro see while my ex hired an attorney.
I needed the best family lawyer the Northwest had to offer to fight this nightmare, thus started an extensive search to find an attorney that could stand up to my expectations. I needed an experienced custody lawyer; somebody that was aggressive, quick, highly intelligent, compassionate, witty, tenacious, eloquent... and honest. Somebody that would work with my meek student budget and not overcharge. I simply wanted what everybody is else looking for too—the "perfect package"; a combo of Saul Goodman, Erin Brockovich, Matlock and Perry Mason to fight for me. I must have researched every custody attorney in the NW, spending countless hours combing through reviews and court documents.
However, it wasn't until I've watched life litigation and observed my the different attorneys argument styles that I finally found what I was looking for...Jason Benjamin.
I went straight from the courtroom to Jason's office and was greeted with compassion and understanding, despite being a disheveled and crying mess.
Had I hired Jason right away this situation certainly wouldn't have happened.
took one look at my case and said " Let's file for revision and set this straight".