Frederick B. Benson

Frederick B. Benson

AV-Rated California Attorney with More Than 30 Years of Experience

Firm Overview

Established in 1996, the law firm of Frederick B. Benson is committed to providing legal services you can trust. With the knowledge he has amassed from more than 30 years in practice, attorney Benson works diligently to solve cases without the necessity of trial. But you can also count on him to assertively represent you in traditional court proceedings, if necessary.

As a result of his experience and proven record of results, Frederick B. Benson has earned an AV Preeminent Peer Review Rating by Martindale-Hubbell, the highest recognition possible in the legal industry. He helps California families formulate and implement their estate planning goals tax-efficiently and to ensure assets are passed on in an appropriate manner. The firm is also comfortable and effective in dealing with immigration agencies and handles a wide spectrum of immigration issues.

Frederick B. Benson can help you with:
-Estate planning and trusts

What can you expect at our Pasadena law firm?
Mr. Benson holds himself to the highest standards of professional and ethical behavior. He pursues your interests with integrity and is always mindful of the big picture. He explains your options and what you can expect at every step and ensures that your legal rights are fully assessed and protected.

Main Office

Main Office
3452 East Foothill Boulevard, Suite 400, Gateway Tower
Pasadena CA 91107-3142



Immigration Law

Pasadena Immigration Lawyer You Can Trust

Helping you with your Immigration Issues:
Whether your goal is to live permanently in the United States or to work here temporarily, whether you are an undocumented worker, a high-powered executive, or a citizen adopting internationally or marrying your foreign fiance, attorney Frederick B. Benson has the experience to help you. For more than 30 years, he has assisted clients with the full spectrum of immigration issues, including:
-Employment-based immigration
-Family-sponsored immigration
-Nonimmigrant visas
-Certificates of U.S. citizenship
-Deportation and removal proceedings
-Immigration bonds
-Asylum and refugee status
-TPS and humanitarian visas
-International adoptions
-Travel documents
-Green card renewal
-Representation at USCIS interviews

Understanding the Immigration Bureaucracy:
The U.S. immigration system is comprised of a complex web of intricate laws and vast bureaucratic agencies, each with its own rules, regulations and policies. He maneuvers comfortably through the red tape to bring you the best possible outcomes when dealing with:
-Department of Homeland Security (DHS)
-U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS)
-U.S. Border Patrol (CBP)
-U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (USICE)
-Department of Labor (DOL)
-Worldwide consulates and embassies
-Immigration court
-Federal court
-Detention facilities

Applying for a Visa:
Applying for a visa is more complicated than just sending forms to USCIS. The U.S. government places strict requirements on qualifications and outlines inflexible procedures for filing. Mistakes on your application can lead to crucial delays and possibly a denial of the visa. Each type of visa comes with its own set of essential criteria, which your qualifications must precisely match. Attorney Benson discusses your short-term and ultimate immigration goals to set up a long-range plan. He thoroughly analyzes your situation to choose the appropriate pathway, and meticulously gathers evidence that supports each element of your eligibility. He anticipates complications and troubleshoots before problems occur.

Constantly-Changing Immigration Laws:
Immigration policy is under constant debate and the laws are frequently modified. In addition, the various government agencies that administer immigration regulations regularly update their procedures, forms and guidelines. Mr. Benson stays current on the shifts in immigration law and updated on potential changes in the pipeline. To successfully advise you, he considers not only the laws as they exist but the possibility of beneficial - as well as harmful - reforms. Fastidious and dedicated, he relentlessly pursues your case and develops unique solutions in complicated situations.

Frederick B. Benson

Frederick B. Benson

Mr. Benson is AV Preeminent Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell, the highest recognition possible in the legal industry, for his professionalism and ethics.

Practice Areas:
-Estate planning and trusts

-California, 1975
-Pennsylvania, 1976
-U.S. District Court, Central District of California, 1976
-U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Pennsylvania, 1976
-U.S. Court of Appeals, 3rd and 9th Circuits, 1981

-University of California at Los Angeles School of Law, J.D., 1975
-Franklin & Marshall College, B.A., 1971
-University of Delaware

Certified Specialist, Immigration and Nationality Law, State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization

Associations and Memberships:
-Los Angeles County Bar Association (Member, Immigration Section; Member, Executive Committee, 2002 - 2003)
-State Bar of California (Member, Estate Planning, Trust and Probate Section)
-California Board of Legal Specialization (Member, Immigration and Nationality Law Advisory Commission, 2000 - 2004; Chair, 2003 - 2004)
-American Immigration Lawyers Association

Immigration Legal Assistance Project, Los Angeles County Bar Association, 1986

-"Naturalization Derivative Status," American Immigration Lawyers Association Annual Conference, 2003
-"Lunch with the Experts," Los Angeles County Bar Association Immigration Section, 2007
-General Attorney (Nationality), Immigration and Naturalization Service, Los Angeles, California, 1976 - 1980


University of California at Los Angeles School of Law
Juris Doctorate, 1975