I have practiced law successfully for over twenty-five years. Personally helping my clients through their legal issues, and making a difference in people’s lives is what keeps me interested in the practice of law.
I gained valuable experience from my banking career prior to becoming an attorney. I had the great fortune of beginning my business career with one of the largest banks in the State of Florida. There I earned the opportunity to work my way up. I was trained as an installment and residential loan officer, a commercial credit analyst, and ultimately a commercial lending officer.
In the early phase of my legal practice, I was involved as a business litigator in significant work representing the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) and the Resolution Trust Corporation (RTC) in banking matters.
Later my business experience and legal training lead me to work with religious organizations on a wide range of issues. In the last ten years of my practice I became involved in the area of probate, guardianships, and estate planning. I enjoy this work because it is personal, and I can see the results of my work more clearly.
Community service has always been important to be me, so along my path, I began and served as the executive director of a local community development corporation. The diversity of my experiences helps me to be a better attorney, and to have a balanced approach in handling my cases
I have served as a Special Master, a quasi-judicial hearing officer, for code enforcement matters for the City of Miami Gardens. I also served as General Counsel and former member of the Board of Directors of the Miramar Pembroke Pines Regional Chamber of Commerce. Currently, I am a member of the Board of Directors of MCCJ (formerly the Miami Coalition of Christians and Jews).
Ms. Benson exemplifies the highest quality of professionalism in every endeavor she undertakes. She possesses a special talent for conveying confidence, compassion, and understanding to her clients, friends and associates by the manner which she handles their affairs with deep care and concern for their well-being.
I have known Olivia for about twenty years, and she has been my attorney for over ten years. She has been my legal counselor on a variety of matters, and has handled all of my family’s estate planning affairs. She is dependable, honest, personable, and extremely sharp. I have been able to trust her with all of my affairs without a second thought
I have known Olivia for almost thirty years, since we attended law school together. When it was time for me to select a probate attorney for my family’s matters, I trusted Olivia. When it was time for my estate planning documents, I trusted Olivia. I can say without hesitation, she is very smart, ethical, and honorable.