William G. Benz

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Business Litigation Attorney in El Segundo, CA

Carico Macdonald Kil & Benz LLP
 | 841 Apollo Street, Suite 450
El Segundo, CA 90245
Phone: 310-870-0294
Fax: 310-546-5477
Selected To Rising Stars: 2016 - 2018
Licensed Since: 2008
Practice Areas:
  • Business Litigation (50%),
  • Employment Litigation: Defense (50%)
Attorney Profile

Attorney William G. Benz is a partner with the Carico Johnson Toomey LLP law firm in El Segundo, California. Serving a wide range of commercial clients in the South Bay area and throughout Los Angeles County, Mr. Benz offers high-quality counsel and representation in the following practice areas:

  • Business litigation
  • Employer legal compliance counseling
  • Employment litigation
  • Public sector labor law

Mr. Benz received his Juris Doctor from the University of California, Davis, School of Law in 2008. The State Bar of California admitted him to practice that same year, and the U.S. District Courts for the Northern and Central Districts of California admitted him to practice in 2009. Additionally, Mr. Benz has served as amicus curiae before the Supreme Court of California and has served with the prosecutor's office for the city of Long Beach.

As a trial attorney, Mr. Benz has defended employers against numerous claims involving a variety of employment and labor law disputes, as well as civil litigation and class action cases. He also litigates on behalf of his clients in matters involving contract disputes, civil rights claims, construction defects and more.

Acting as outside counsel to both public and privately held companies, he advises his clients on matters related to employment policies and procedures, employment law compliance, employees' rights, and other workplace issues. In addition to his counsel regarding employment and labor law, Mr. Benz also assists entrepreneurs and business owners with all aspects of starting and running their businesses.

Widely respected by his peers for his level of dedication to his practice, Mr. Benz has received a BV Distinguished rating from Martindale-Hubbell.

*AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Business Litigation (50%)

Employment Litigation (50%): Employment Law - Employer

Focus Areas

Employment Law - Employer


top-imageSelected to Rising Stars for 3 years

Rising Stars: 2016 - 2018

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About William Benz

Admitted: 2008, California

Professional Webpage: http://www.cjtllp.com/professionals/william-g-benz


  • BV Distinguished® rating by Martindale-Hubbell
  • U.C. Davis Business Law Journal, Senior Editor, University of California Davis School of Law

Bar/Professional Activity:

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

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

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


  • Save the Plastic Bag Coalition v. City of Manhattan 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
  • California Teamsters, Local 911 v. City of Redondo Beach (PERB Order No. AD-413-M),on behalf of the City of Redondo Beach
  • Hendricks v. City of Redondo Beach

Educational Background:

  • University of California, San Diego, B.A. in Political Science – Public Law
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Office Location for William G. Benz

841 Apollo Street
Suite 450
El Segundo, CA 90245

Phone: 310-870-0294

Fax: 310-546-5477

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Last Updated: 5/22/2018

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