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Amanda Fay Benedict

Amanda Fay Benedict

Appellate Advocacy
  • Appeals & Appellate, Personal Injury, Criminal Law
  • California
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Summary

Ms. Benedict is an appellate attorney in California and in federal courts. Ms. Benedict additionally provides legal writing services for fellow attorneys.

Ms. Benedict's litigation background included both defense and plaintiff representation. As a defense attorney, Ms. Benedict had 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 was passionate about fighting for the rights of cyclists and motorists who sustained injuries in accidents. Working on both the plaintiff's side and the defense side provided Ms. Benedict with a unique objective view of legal issues.

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, longshore, criminal, education, civil rights, professional liability, and personal injury.

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 loves the San Diego outdoors. Ms. Benedict has successfully completed an Ironman triathlon and several half-ironman triathlons. Ms. Benedict remains active on playing golf, sailing, mountain bike riding and running with her dog.

Practice Areas
  • Appeals & Appellate
  • Personal Injury
  • Criminal Law
Fees
  • Free Consultation
    30 minute free consultation
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Contingent Fees
    33% - 40%
  • Rates, Retainers and Additional Information
    $300 hourly rate
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
California
9th Circuit
U.S. Supreme Court
Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Attorney
Law Office of Amanda Benedict
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Attorney
Winet, Patrick, Gayer, Creighton & Hanes, LLP
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At WPGC&H, Ms. Benedict is an active member of the firm's litigation team and appellate team. 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.
Associate Attorney
Gates, O'Doherty, Gonter & Guy, LLP
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Civil litigation, family law, and appellate representation
Attorney
Klinedinst, PC
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Attorney
Law Office of Amanda F. Benedict
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Staff Attorney
Appellate Defenders, Inc.
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Paralegal / Law Clerk
Appellate Defenders, Inc.
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Education
Univ of San Diego School of Law
Law Degree
Univ of California Santa Barbara
Undergraduate Degree
Awards
San Diego Super Lawyers - Appeals
Super Lawyers
San Diego Super Lawyers - Appeals
Super Lawyers
San Diego Super Lawyers - Appeals
Super Lawyers
San Diego Super Lawyers
Super Lawyers
Southern California Super Lawyers
Super Lawyers
San Diego Super Lawyers
Super Lawyers
Professional Associations
California Appellate Defense Counsel
- Current
Consumer Attorneys of San Diego
Member
- Current
California State Bar # 200291
Member
- Current
American Bar Association
Member
- Current
San Diego County Bar Association
Member
- Current
Websites & Blogs
Website
Law Office of Amanda Benedict
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Contact & Map
Law Office of Amanda Benedict
7710 Hazard Center Dr.
Suite E104
San Diego, CA 92108
USA
Telephone: (760) 822-1911