Amanda Fay Benedict

Klinedinst, PC
Contact: 619.239.8131
Law School: Univ of San Diego School of Law
Jurisdictions: California
9th Circuit
U.S. Supreme Court


About Amanda Fay Benedict
Ms. Benedict grew up in San Diego, California. Throughout her childhood and into her adult life, Ms. Benedict has been an avid athlete. Her passion for athletics has shaped Ms. Benedict's life and approach to the practice of law.

Ms. Benedict completed her undergraduate studies at the University of California, Santa Barbara and received her law degree from the University of San Diego School of Law.

While Ms. Benedict was attending law school, she worked for the non-profit appellate law firm, Appellate Defenders, Inc. (ADI.) ADI administers the appointed counsel system in the Fourth Appellate District for indigent defendants on appeal. As a clerk at ADI, Ms. Benedict received extensive training in appellate brief writing. Upon graduating from law school, Ms. Benedict stayed on at ADI as a staff attorney. During her time as a staff attorney at ADI, Ms. Benedict represented in excess of 100 clients on appeal and presented numerous arguments at the Court of Appeal and three appearances at the California Supreme Court. Additionally, Ms. Benedict supervised the work of other appellate practitioners appointed to represent defendants on appeal.

In the summer of 2005, Ms. Benedict opened her own private practice. The focus of Ms. Benedict's practice remains appellate representation, both civil and criminal, as well as providing legal research and writing services to trial attorneys. However, Ms. Benedict's passion for athletes and her joy of cycling, led to the deveoplement of a niche practice of representing cyclists who have been injured.

After successfully running her own practice, Ms. Benedict joined the incredible team at Klinedinst, PC. At Klinedinst, PC, Ms. Benedict is a member of the general litigation and appellate practice groups.

Ms. Benedict is an experienced appellate advocate, representing clients before the California Court of Appeal, the California Supreme Court, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, and the United States Supreme Court. To date, she has handled over 200 appellate briefs, in a wide range of matters including maritime, white collar crime, and corporate law. She also has significant civil litigation experience, especially in cases involving businesses in liability matters, as well as injured athletes.
Directory Practice Areas
  • Appeals & Appellate
  • Business Law
  • Criminal Law
Additional Practice Areas
  • General Civil
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Contingent Fees
    • 33% - 40%
  • Free Consultation
    • 30 minute free consultation
  • Rates, Retainers and Additional Information
    • $300 hourly rate
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
9th Circuit
U.S. Supreme Court
Professional Experience
Attorney, Klinedinst, PC
Attorney, Law Office of Amanda F. Benedict
Staff Attorney, Appellate Defenders, Inc.
Paralegal / Law Clerk, Appellate Defenders, Inc.
Univ of California Santa BarbaraUndergraduate Degree
Univ of San Diego School of LawLaw Degree
Professional Associations
Board Member, California Appellate Defense Counsel
Member, Consumer Attorneys of San Diego
Member, California State Bar
Member, American Bar Association
Member, San Diego County Bar Association



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