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Rocky Dhir and Steve Benesh Discuss the State Bar of Texas Election 2024 Forum
Steve Benesh owns and operates Steve Benesh and Sons, which offers backhoe service, dozing, grading, trucking and excavating. In addition, he serves as deacon at Second Baptist Church and sits on the board of Memorial Bend Civil Association.
Rocky Dhir: Both of you mentioned in your responses helping lawyers who are experiencing difficulty, either through TLAP or other efforts, access the support they need.
Early Life and Education
Steve Benesch attended both undergraduate and law studies at the University of Texas before being admitted to practice law in Texas in 1984 and joining Bracewell LLP, specializing in business litigation and commercial disputes.
Benesh is actively engaged in his local community, serving as deacon at his church and volunteering as Boy Scout leader. Additionally, he serves on the State Bar Grievance Committee where he has held his position for over two decades – serving as chair.
Benesh loves spending time with his wife, Jennifer, and sons, traveling, fishing, hunting and enjoying nature. He lives on 23 acres in Dripping Springs Texas with his family and has been listed by Martindale-Hubbell as an exceptional lawyer.
Steve Benesh has spent his legal career at Bracewell LLP and serves as senior partner in its Austin office. With over 35 years of first chair jury and non-jury trial experience handling complex securities, class action litigation, commercial disputes, banking & finance disputes and other disputes; Steve excels in handling high-stakes securities litigation, class actions, commercial litigation disputes as well as banking & finance disputes and related matters.
He has represented public and private companies, underwriters, boards of directors and individual officers and directors in securities class actions and regulatory enforcement proceedings, as well as various commercial disputes in federal and state courts nationwide.
Benesh is an author and lecturer on legal topics who is actively engaged with both his local community as well as the church he attends alongside his wife Jennifer and their two sons in Dripping Springs on 23 acres they share together.
Achievement and Honors
Rocky Dhir’s State Bar of Texas Election 2024 Forum features conversations with Jerry Alexander and Steve Benesh regarding their campaigns, goals for presidency, career achievements, service to legal community (TLAP/local bar associations/helping attorneys with mental health issues), as well as any personal information regarding themselves or family.
W. Stephen “Steve” Benesh is a top-rated attorney practicing law in Austin, Texas. As part of Bracewell LLP and helping clients with Civil Litigation: Defense issues, he was chosen for Super Lawyers from 2006-13. Additionally, he serves on Pioneer Bank’s board and has given legal lectures as well.
Steve and Jennifer live with two sons, Austin and Will, on 23 acres in Dripping Springs, Texas and are active members of both their local church community as well as traveling.
His experience includes extensive business litigation and commercial disputes as well as bankruptcy, reorganization and debtor-creditor matters. He holds first chair juror and non-juror trial lawyer status with broad-based knowledge in these areas.
Mr. Greenbaum has extensive experience representing debtors, secured and unsecured creditors’ committees, trustees, equity holders, and third-party bidders in bankruptcy proceedings, reorganizations processes, out-of-court workouts and out-of-court workouts. He has represented clients before state (including Delaware Court of Chancery ) and federal courts, as well as alternative dispute resolution settings; additionally he frequently speaks on legal topics – being president of Austin Bar Association and director of State Bar of Texas respectively.