Kathrynn F. Benson
Kathrynn F. Benson
is a powerhouse
Siddiqui Law APC
, who brings a wealth of experience in both plaintiff and defense matters. Selected a
2021 Rising Star -- Super Lawyer,
Ms. Benson has gained valuable knowledge, insight, and experience handling a broad range of cases -- from business & corporate litigation, intellectual property, real estate, and tort & personal injury matters to international commercial and government contract disputes.
From pre-trial court hearings to trial verdicts and post-trial motions, Ms. Benson advocates for her clients every step of the way. She has successfully taken and defended numerous
depositions, handled contentious
mediation and complex
arbitration proceedings, and procured underdog victories when the odds were stacked against her. She has defeated several motions for summary judgment, including on a high-stakes
U.S. Federal Court trademark infringement matter, and prevailed in her very first trial as second-chair in a breach of contract and white-collar fraud lawsuit in
California Superior Court -- winning the client a
$1,000,000 (One-Million Dollar) judgment verdict.
Ms. Benson's diverse background experience includes handling international contract disputes from inception into the pre-trial and arbitration stages. Prior to joining Siddiqui Law, she assisted in an international arbitration before the
International Court of Arbitration through the
International Chamber of Commerce, in
London, England, which resulted in a monetary judgment in favor of her clients. She additionally managed a variety of other aspects of business litigation, including
qui tam (government whistleblower) lawsuits and white-collar civil matters.
Prior to private practice, Ms. Benson served as a Judicial Extern for a legendary Federal Judge, the
Honorable Manuel L. Real, of the
United States District Court for the Central District of California, where she learned, first-hand, the intricacies and nuances of the
United States Federal Court system.
Ms. Benson obtained her Juris Doctor (J.D.) Law degree from
Loyola Law School, Loyola Marymount University (LMU) in 2016. During her time at Loyola Law, Ms. Benson served as the
Editor-in-Chief of the
Inter-American Court of Human Rights Project of
Loyola's International & Comparative Law Review.
Ms. Benson also holds a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) degree in
Political Science & Government from the
University of California – Los Angeles (UCLA), where she graduated with honors,
cum laude, in 2013. She was admitted to
Phi Beta Kappa, Alpha Lambda Delta Phi Eta Sigma Honor Societies, the
Golden Key Honor Society, and was a member of the
UCLA Equestrian Team.
Ms. Benson maintains a dynamic state and federal caseload. She provides high-quality representation cost-effectively to each and every client regardless of background or circumstance. Managing each case with a client-first focus, she commits herself to a hands-on, detail-oriented, and collaborative approach to achieve optimum results -- even against all odds.
Loyola Law School, Loyola Marymount University (LMU)
Juris Doctor (J.D.) - LAW (2016)
Activities & Societies: Loyola of Los Angeles International & Comparative Law Review, Editor-in-Chief: Inter-American Court of Human Rights (IACHR).
University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)
Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) Political Science & Government (2013)
Graduated Cum Laude, with honors
Activities & Societies: admitted to Phi Beta Kappa; Alpha Lambda Delta Phi Eta Sigma Honor Societies; Golden Key Honor Society; UCLA Equestrian Team
State Bar of California
U.S. District Court (Central Dist. of California)
U.S. District Court (Northern Dist. of California)
U.S. District Court (Eastern Dist. of California)
Recognitions: Honors + Awards
- RISING STAR - SUPER LAWYER  Thomson Reuters: "RISING STAR SUPER LAWYER" (Thomson Reuters) is an honor reserved for lawyers under the age of 40 years old who exhibit excellence in practice. Only 2.5% of young attorneys are named to the Rising Stars list.
- Westside German Shepherd Rescue
- Orange County Cavy Haven
- English: Full professional proficiency
- Spanish: Limited working proficiency
- Italian: Elementary proficiency
Gudiel Alvarez et al. ("Diario Militar") v. Guatemala, May 1, 2015,
Loyola of Los Angeles International and Comparative Law Review (Volume 37 Issue 4): A comprehensive summary and analysis of the human rights abuse and disappearance cases documented in the "Diario Militar," a Guatemalan military arrest log, litigated before the Inter-American Court of Human Rights.
Blanco Romero et al. v. Venezuela, May 1, 2015,
Loyola of Los Angeles International and Comparative Law Review (Volume 37 Issue 4): A comprehensive summary and analysis of the human rights abuses following a torrential flood in rural Venezuela, litigated before the Inter-American Court of Human Rights.
Barrios Altos v. Peru, May 1, 2015,
Loyola of Los Angeles International and Comparative Law Review (Volume 37 Issue 4): A comprehensive summary and analysis of the 1991 "Barrios Altos" massacre and resulting human rights abuses, litigated before the Inter-American Court of Human Rights.
Professional & Legal Associations
- American Bar Association (ABA)
- California Bar Association
- Loyola Law School Alumni Association
- UCLA Alumni Association
- Horseback Riding
- Working with Animal Rescues (Guinea Pig Foster Home)
- Learning Foreign Languages
- Puns, Movie Quotes, T.V. References (Seinfeld) & Pop Culture
- Disney "Premier" Passport Holder: Disneyland Resort (California) & Walt Disney World Resort (Florida)