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John Benford Joins Wilson Elser’s Orlando Office

John Benford - Of Counsel - Wilson ElserORLANDO, FL (August 11, 2016) – National law firm Wilson Elser announced today that John Benford has joined the firm’s Orlando office as of counsel. For more than 20 years, Benford has been practicing in Orlando-area offices of prominent national law firms, and most recently as the solo practitioner of Benford Law Firm, P.A.

An accomplished litigator, Benford concentrates his practice in the area of commercial and business disputes, handling, among other matters, business torts, unfair competition, shareholder disputes, securities litigation, commercial real estate disputes, professional liability, breach of contract and insurance coverage.

Benford has practiced throughout the state of Florida, representing businesses of all sizes from a broad range of industries including the real estate, technology, manufacturing and aerospace sectors.

Recognized for his accomplishments, Benford has earned the highly coveted AV® Preeminent™ rating by Martindale-Hubbell, 2003−2016. He has been selected for inclusion in Florida Super Lawyers, Business Litigation, 2011−2016 and has been named to Florida Trend’s Legal Elite, 2015−2016.

Benford is co-chair of the Orange County Bar Association Professionalism and Ethics Committee. He has received various awards for his pro bono service for helping members of Central Florida's indigent community.

Benford graduated cum laude with a B.A. degree from Washington and Lee University (1987), cum laude with a M.B.A degree from the University of Miami (1991), and cum laude with his J.D. degree from the University of Miami School of Law (1994). While in law school, he was a member of the University of Miami Business Law Review and received Book Awards for his Torts and Legal Writing.

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