Scott Benson recently served two terms on the Minneapolis City Council, where he chaired the Health, Energy and Environment Committee, and became one of the few elected officials in the country to earn a LEED Accredited Professional credential.

Mr. Benson has returned to the full-time practice of law in the areas of securities and complex commercial litigation. He has represented clients in trial courts and arbitration panels throughout the country, securing millions of dollars in recoveries on their behalf. Mr. Benson has also lobbied before the Minnesota State Legislature, administrative agencies and municipal governments.

Mr. Benson was selected as a Super Lawyer from 2011 to 2017 by Minnesota Super Lawyers© as published by Mpls-St. Paul and Twin Cities Business Magazines.*‡

He is a cum laude graduate of St. Olaf College and he received his law degree cum laude from Georgetown University Law Center. He worked as a commercial trial attorney at Dorsey & Whitney before joining Briol & Benson (formerly Briol & Associates) in 1998.

* According to the Minnesota Judicial Branch, as of June 20, 2015, there were about 28,000 licensed attorneys in Minnesota.

‡ Super Lawyers Attorney Selection Process

Professional Experience

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Georgetown University Law Center
J.D., cum laude, 1989

Saint Olaf College
B.A., cum laude, 1983
Elected Member of Blue Key Honor Society
Phi Kappa Delta Speech Honor Society


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