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1930 S. Alma School Road, Suite C201 Mesa, AZ
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Dan Benjamin - Attorney

1999
G.E.D. from Clackamas Community College
2012
Graduated Cum Laude with bachelor’s degree in business administration from Portland State University
2016
Graduated with Juris Doctorate from James E. Rogers School of Law, University of Arizona
2016
Admitted to the State Bar of Arizona
2015 - present
Board of Directors, Desert Harbor Doberman Rescue; https://azdoberescue.org/
Dan has a plethora of life experience; before he became a lawyer he worked in retail, auto repair and information technology. Dan has been a stock boy, manager, a trainer, a mechanic, and before law school Dan was a support specialist wearing many hats, for over a decade. During his time as a support specialist, Dan decided to finish his undergrad degree and explore other career options. Then, because of one random conversation, Dan realized that his childhood dream of becoming a lawyer to help people was still attainable. He graduated from Portland State University and went to law school at the University of Arizona.
Valuing variety Dan gained experience as a senior deputy county attorney (prosecutor). After learning what he could from that position, Dan switched to the Public Defender’s office. Wanting to explore other areas of law, he then learned more from a new position as a probate and estate planning attorney.
Today, Dan is comfortable in and enjoys all his areas of practice. Dan’s main goal is helping people. As an attorney Dan values straightforward communication and a direct approach to talking with his clients and educating them on their options. Dan’s goal is to always help his clients make decisions consistent with their values.

Carly Whiteside - Owner

2011
Graduated Highschool in Gilbert, Arizona
2019
Graduated with 2 associates of arts degrees in Tempe, AZ
2023
First 100% woman-owned Alternative Business Structure to receive approval and licensure from the Arizona Supreme Court
Carly is an Arizona native that has lived and worked in her community for over a decade in hospitality management and legal services. During her time working in hospitality management, Carly discovered her passion for helping people. She went back to school to obtain her degree in paralegal studies and graduated in 2019.

After gaining experience in the Attorney General’s Office, Protective Services Section, her interest and love for helping people was further intensified. She began to explore different areas of the law including the new and growing area of litigation funding. After learning all that she could, she then moved on to gain experience as a litigation paralegal in probate.
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Today, Carly is ready to enhance and improve the client experience in her roles as the firm administrator and paralegal to attorney, Dan Benjamin. Carly’s goal in starting this ABS is to support Dan in his capacity as the managing attorney and provide clients with clear communication and support with the administrative portions of their matters.

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Estate Planning

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Probate Litigation

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Trust Administration

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