Press Release: William G. Benz, Partner at Carico Macdonald Kil & Benz LLP, selected to the Southern California Super Lawyers Rising Star

(June, 2016) –  William G. Benz has been named to the 2016 California Rising Stars list By Super Lawyers.   Each year, no more than 2.5 percent of the lawyers in the state are selected by the research team at Super Lawyers to receive this honor.

William G. Benz represents and assists a broad array of clients, ranging from privately-owned companies to public municipalities. He is experienced in civil, employment, and labor litigation, as well as the formation, operation, and sale of closely-held companies.

Mr. Benz’s employment litigation experience includes defending employers in class action cases regarding wrongful termination, discrimination and sexual harassment claims as well as handling public employee disciplinary appeal arbitrations and Employment Development Department matters. Additionally, he has also counseled public and private employers on issues, such as employee privacy, wage and hour compliance, workplace violence, and narcotics policies.

Beyond the realm of employment law, Mr. Benz also has experience in formation of businesses and ventures, including limited liability companies, S-Corporations, and C-Corporations, and the transition or sale of existing businesses. Mr. Benz also litigates contract disputes, construction defect cases, civil rights claims, and fraud claims involving both private parties and public entities.

Super Lawyers, a Thomson Reuters business, is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. The annual selections are made using a patented multiphase process that includes a statewide survey of lawyers, an independent research evaluation of candidates and peer reviews by practice area. The result is a credible, comprehensive and diverse listing of exceptional attorneys.

The Super Lawyers lists are published nationwide in Super Lawyers Magazines and in leading city and regional magazines and newspapers across the country. Super Lawyers Magazines also feature editorial profiles of attorneys who embody excellence in the practice of law. For more information about Super Lawyers, visit

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