- Probate and Estate Administration
- Estate Planning
- Business and Corporate
- Real Estate
- Minnesota Bar Association, Student Member
- Supervised Practitioner Certification, 2020
Brett A. Benkovics
Brett A. Benkovics always knew he wanted to be attorney. As a kid, he was attracted to the drama he saw on TV. Now, he realizes that the spotlight is better shown on the real-life people who come to him for help.
Brett has been with the firm since September 2015 when he began working as a legal assistant while studying for the LSAT and applying to law school. In his first few months, he was impressed by the incredible sense of family amongst the team, and how everyone worked together to provide the best representation for their clients. This client-focused culture of collaboration was what pushed him to pursue a long-term role with the firm.
Now with law school behind him, Brett handles probate matters and provides research and drafting assistance for the other attorneys in the firm. His passion lies in helping find legal solutions that improve clients' lives. If Brett can relieve a client's stress and bring them a sense of finality with a favorable outcome, that brings him joy.
He understands that navigating a tedious estate plan with looming fears of probate and estate costs often leaves people overwhelmed and confused. He prides himself on relieving that stress, asking the right questions to determine his client’s next steps, and accomplishing their goals.
Outside of work, you can find Brett hunting and backpacking with family, friends, and his trusty dog, Yodi. When work requirements permit, he spends time at his family's cabin in Nisswa to fish and enjoy nature. He supports several nonprofits that are near to his heart, including Save the BWCA, Sportsman for the BWCA, Nature Conservancy, Backcountry Hunters & Anglers, and Leech Lake Legacy.
- Mitchell Hamline School of Law, St. Paul, Minnesota
- J.D. - 2020
- University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota
- B.A. - 2015
- Major: Political Science
- Minor: Mass Communications