Law Office of Paul Benson

A Lawyer who is Committed, Honest and Dependable

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Firm Overview

The Law Office of Paul Benson focuses its practice to Bankruptcy, typically Chapter 7 and 13 cases, Tax Help, and Personal Injury.

I opened my office in 2007 in Ogden after graduating from law school and I opened my second office in the Salt Lake Area in 2009.

Example cases

A single lady who was behind on her house payments and severely in debt came to my office. We worked on a Chapter 7 Bankruptcy and directly with her mortgage company. She is still living in her home and in a much better financial position than before we met.

A retired couple on a fixed income had too much unpaid debt. We worked on a Chapter 7 and their debt was discharged. They are still living in their home and very relieved not to have the collectors calling every day!

Main Office

Ogden Office
2650 Washington Blvd
Suite 101
Ogden  UT  84401

Phone
  • (801) 627-1323
  • (801) 627-1323
Fax
  • (801) 337-0724

Fees

Free Initial Consultation?

My initial consultation is FREE and it usually lasts an hour.

Services Offered For Fixed Fees?

I offer fixed fees for clients who want to file Chapter 7 bankruptcies.The fees I charge are $845.00 for Attorney's Fees and $306.00 filing fee. For Chapter 13 cases I charge $845.00 Attorney's Fees and $281.00 filing fees up front.The rest of the fees in a Chapter 13 are paid in the bankruptcy. Fees in every case are determined individually. I do not like to be nickel-and-dimed, so I do not do this to my clients.

Hourly Rates

$250.

Office Information

Office Hours

Monday through Friday
9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

After hours available by appointment.

Emergency After Hours

Yes

Other Offices

  • Salt Lake City Office
    10 West 300 South
    Suite 500
    Salt Lake City,  UT  84101

How did your firm decide on the primary area of practice(s)?

I find it fascinating that people can get a fresh start and be free from their debts. This can be a great benefit to people who have found themselves in an uphill battle do to no fault of their own.

What is your firm's point of view regarding clients educating themselves on legal issues?

I think it is great when clients educate themselves on the law and how it impacts their lives. Educated clients can often make good decisions and don't have unreal expectations on what happens. Well-informed clients will help us work better as a team to complete the bankruptcy with good results.

Is your firm willing to review documents prepared by clients?

This is not a good idea as it may create an improper client relationship that can get everyone in trouble. Due to the complexity of the bankruptcy code not being completely involved in the client's case from the beginning to the end will put the clients at a disadvantage.

Is your firm willing to coach clients who want to represent themselves?

Due to the complexity of the bankruptcy code not being completely involved in the client's case from the beginning to the end will put the clients at a disadvantage. I would not recommend doing a bankruptcy by yourself because there are often local rules or customs that maybe not be included in self help books.

Paul Benson

My previous employment was not satisfying, but it did inspire me to go to law school. I've been working hard to help people ever since!

I worked as a late night custodian to help pay the bills while attending college. I did not make much money then and things were tight. I find this helps me relate to more of my clients who are just barely making it.

I feel my strengths in practicing law are my patience and my ability to help put people at ease who are facing difficult situations. I like to encourage people and help them achieve their full potential.

Personal interests:

My personal interests include spending time with my family and friends. Relaxing,watching TV; Seinfeld, baseball, and football.

License
  • Bar Number: 11508
    Utah , 2007
Education
  • Texas Southern University
    Juris Doctor , 2006
    Houston, TX
  • BYU
    Psychology , 2004

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