Louis Benowitz

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Employment Litigation Attorney in Los Angeles, CA

Smith & Benowitz, A Professional Corporation
 | 15303 Ventura Blvd, 9th Floor
Los Angeles, CA 91403
Phone: 310-844-5141
Fax: 310-492-4056
Selected To Rising Stars: 2013 - 2019
Licensed Since: 2009
Practice Areas:
  • Employment Litigation: Plaintiff (50%),
  • Class Action/Mass Torts: Plaintiff (50%)
Attorney Profile

Louis Benowitz is an avid employee rights advocate and a Southern California Super Lawyers® Rising Star since 2013 in plaintiff-side employment litigation.

Mr. Benowitz has successfully recovered millions of dollars on behalf of California workers through individual and class action lawsuits. Mr. Benowitz has prosecuted multiple cases through trial, successfully certified heavily contested class action lawsuits against large corporate employers for wage and hour violations, and has obtained numerous six and seven figure settlements. In doing so, Mr. Benowitz has successfully represented workers across a variety of industries including, but not limited to: health and fitness, retail, manufacturing, restaurant, transportation, legal, and banking/financial services.

Mr. Benowitz resides in Los Angeles and is a California native. Mr. Benowitz received his BA in English from Cornell University (Ithaca, NY) and his JD from Loyola Law School (Los Angeles, CA). When away from the office, Mr. Benowitz enjoys spending time with friends and family (dogs included), following professional sports (especially baseball), and has recently taken up indoor cycling.

Practice Areas

Employment Litigation: Plaintiff (50%)
Class Action/Mass Torts: Plaintiff (50%)

Employment Litigation (50%): Employment Discrimination, Wrongful Termination, Retaliation

Class Action/Mass Torts (50%): Class Actions

Focus Areas

Employment Discrimination, Wrongful Termination, Retaliation, Class Actions


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Rising Stars: 2013 - 2019

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About Louis Benowitz

Admitted: 2009, California

Professional Webpage: https://smithbenowitz.com/louis-benowitz/


  • Member of the St. Thomas More Law Honor Society and the Scott Moot Court Honors Board
  • Award for Best Regional Brief (California), New York City Bar Association's National Moot Court Competition
  • Dean's Scholar

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • U.S. District Court Central District of California
  • California
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit
  • Member, California Employment Lawyers Association
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of California

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Volunteer, Judge for Various Aspects, Scott Moot Court Honors Program at Loyola Law School

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • Research Editor, Loyola of Los Angeles Entertainment Law Review

Educational Background:

  • Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, B.A. in English, 2003
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Office Location for Louis Benowitz

15303 Ventura Blvd
9th Floor
Los Angeles, CA 91403

Phone: 310-844-5141

Fax: 310-492-4056

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Last Updated: 5/15/2019

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