William G. Benz

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Estate & Trust Litigation Attorney in El Segundo, CA

Carico Macdonald Kil & Benz LLP
841 Apollo Street, Suite 450
El Segundo, CA 90245
Phone: (310) 545-0010
Fax: (310) 546-5477
Selected to Rising Stars: 2016 - 2018
Licensed Since: 2008
Practice Areas: Estate & Trust Litigation
Attorney Profile

William G. Benz is a seasoned litigator in the firm’s trust and estate litigation and business transactions departments.  He assists a broad array of clients, ranging from private professional fiduciaries to privately-owned companies.

Mr. Benz represents both beneficiaries and fiduciaries in complex probate court matters – including family-member, paid professional, and public fiduciaries.  Due to his background in business and corporate law, Mr. Benz brings to bear a unique set of tools that aids him in trust and estate disputes involving intricate layered corporate entities.  He also helps his clients in cases of financial elder abuse, fiduciary surcharge and removal, and Probate Code section 850 petitions to recover trust property.

Mr. Benz is also experienced in forming businesses and ventures, including limited liability companies, S-Corporations, C-Corporations, and the transition or sale of existing businesses.

Practice Areas
  • 100%Estate & Trust Litigation
Focus Areas

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3 Years Rising Stars
  • Rising Stars: 2016 - 2018

About William G. Benz

Admitted: 2008, California

Professional Webpage: https://www.caricofirm.com/professionals/william-g-benz

Scholarly Lectures/Writings

  • Presenter, Public Employer Labor Relations Association of California (PERLAC).


  • Save the Plastic Bag Coalition v. City of Manhattan Beach
  • Morgan v. Superior Court, 2019
  • California Teamsters, Local 911 v. City of Redondo Beach (PERB Order No. AD-413-M),on behalf of the City of Redondo Beach
  • Redondo Beach Police Officers Association (Police Management Unit) v. City of Redondo Beach (PERB Order No. Ad-409-M) (2014), on behalf of the City of Redondo Beach
  • Hendricks v. City of Redondo Beach

Bar/Professional Activity

  • United States District Court for the Northern District of California
  • United States District Court for the Central District of California
  • California

Educational Background

  • University of California, San Diego, B.A. in Political Science – Public Law


  • , Best Lawyers In America, Litigation - Trusts & Estates, U.S. News & World Reports/Best Lawyers In America, 2020
  • SuperLawyers® - Rising Star 2018
  • SuperLawyers® - Rising Star 2017
  • SuperLawyers® - Rising Star 2016
  • U.C. Davis Business Law Journal, Senior Editor, University of California Davis School of Law
  • BV Distinguished® rating by Martindale-Hubbell
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Office Location for William G. Benz

841 Apollo Street
Suite 450
El Segundo, CA 90245

Phone: (310) 545-0010

Fax: (310) 546-5477

Last Updated: 4/13/2021

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