Meet Jason J. Benzaken

Skilled Lawyer Handling Matters of Criminal Defense & Family Law

Jason was born and raised in the Washington Heights section of New York City. His parents immigrated to this country and he and his sister are amongst the first generation of his family that were born and raised in the United States. He attended the Bronx High School of Science where he was on the debate team and traveled nationally to competitions.

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Education & Experience

He attended Wesleyan University in Middletown, Ct for college, where he received a bachelor of the arts in government. He was involved in the music scene and student politics. He graduated in 1998. After college he lived in Oakland California where he worked in construction. He still loves word working and has been involved in real estate projects since law school.

Jason knew and loved Boston and moved from Oakland, CA to go to Northeastern University School of Law planning on building his career in the area. Very early in his schooling he knew that he wanted to focus on criminal defense so he developed a course of study focused on that goal. He interned with local public defender agencies and with small criminal defense firms, and he did clinical work representing an inmate before the parole board.

After graduation, he was hired to work as a public defender for the Committee for Public Counsel Services in Brockton, MA. He immediately began defending persons charged with felony offenses, and he quickly developed trial experience.

Confidently Handling Complex Matters

Jason has been in private practice since 2006, and continues to focus on criminal defense at the trial and appellate levels. His philosophy is to use the law and the facts to defend the accused. His strong understanding of the way criminal cases work at both the trial and appellate level guide his approach to defense of cases which involves both the intensive investigation and work with experts as well as extensive legal research and a heavy motion practice. At trial he pursues a strong and compelling defense.

He has handled serious cases involving crimes such as:

Jason works closely with investigators and experts and has addressed complicated issues in his cases such as the following:

He practices in the state and federal trial courts and has been before the State appellate Courts and the Supreme Judicial Court. His appellate works is not limited to criminal defense, such as his work on Schoeller v. The Board of Registration of Funeral Directors and Embalmers, which involved and freedom of speech violations.

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The neighborhood where Jason Benzaken grew up was very violent in the 1980's and 1990's, as the crack cocaine trade was very heavy in that section of New York. He witnessed violence, he was the victim of crimes, but he also knew people involved in criminal activity. The police department at the time was riddled with corruption, and neighborhood dissatisfaction with police department lead to in riots in early 1990's. Because of all this, he always felt that he developed a complicated view of crime and how society addressed crime, and this lead me to his work as a Brockton defense attorney.

Together with Attorney Wood, he has handled hundreds of felony cases in their career in courts throughout the state. He and Attorney Wood regularly go to trial on complicated cases, and they are in court almost every day.

They are committed to our clients. They defend people facing the most frightening and life changing experience in their lives. As such, they develop close relationship with the people they represent and their families, and they and care about what happens to their clients.

A Unique Approach to Law

Although every case and very client is different, when new clients come to Attorney Benzaken, they are all vulnerable. Usually it's the client's family reaching out to him first, because someone has been arrested. When people meet with him to discuss their options, he understands the fear that they have and the concern that they have for their client's future. However, he does not take advantage of people's fears and does not act as a salesmen. He gives his clients truthful and honest assessments of their cases and explanation of the services he can meaningfully offer them. His work can range from and extensive investigation with a goal on trial or work with experts to develop a strong case for a favorable plea early in the case.

Aside from work, Attorney Benzaken enjoys wood working and masonry. He spends his free time doing carpentry or stone projects, and he is constantly pursuing renovation project at his home. He also enjoys cooking and gardening.

Video of Jason at the Supreme Judicial Court

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