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Jason A. Benkner is an associate in the litigation department of Poole & Shaffery, LLP. His practice comprises of defending entities and persons against general liability and product liability lawsuits.

In 2007, Mr. Benkner received his joint bachelor's degree in Political Science and Sociology from the University of California, Los Angeles. During his undergraduate study, Mr. Benkner was president of an organization that assisted students gain insight into the legal field.

Mr. Benkner received his Juris Doctorate from Southwestern School of Law in 2012. While attending law school, Mr. Benkner was a judicial extern to Honorable Suzanne H. Segal, and he was a member of the Law Review Editorial Board. He also obtained first honors award in an intramural brief competition.

In 2013, Mr. Benkner received his LL.M. in Taxation from New York University School of Law where he focused primarily on estate taxation and business taxation procedure and planning.

Prior to joining Poole & Shaffery, Mr. Benkner focused on trust and estate law, including estate planning, tax and business planning, and trust and probate litigation. He also assisted client's with the establishment of court supervised conservatorships and guardianships.

Mr. Benkner was admitted to the State Bar of California in December of 2012. He is a member of the Orange County Bar Association and a member of the California State Bar Taxation division.

  • B.A., Political Science and Sociology, University of California, Los Angeles, 2007
  • J.D., Southwestern University Law School, 2012
  • LL.M., Taxation, New York University School of Law, 2013
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