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Bankruptcy Attorney for Federal Way, Tacoma, Auburn, Kent, Seattle. Chapter 7 bankruptcy. Chapter 13 bankruptcy. Personal and Business Bankruptcy. Living Trusts, Car Accidents, Real Estate, Estate and Probate.


Welcome to The Law Offices of Christopher A. Benson, PLLC.

We appreciate you taking the time to visit our website.

Whatever you have going on in your life, Chris can understand what you are going through and will work with you to find a solution and resolution.

In the past 25 years: We have helped over 2,700 Washington clients file for Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 protection in order to get their lives organized and Get a Fresh Start.

We have helped over 900 clients with their Estate Planning to prepare Revocable Living Trusts, Powers of Attorney, Medical Directives, Minor Guardianship designations and Wills.

We have helped over 250 people who have lost a family member to handle their probate and take care of the details required in their time of need.

We have helped over 1,600 real estate clients with their residential and real estate clients with their residential and commercial real estate needs including leases, sales, and litigation disputes.

Christopher A. Benson

Christopher A. Benson, Attorney


University of Puget Sound School of Law – Tacoma, Washington

Juris Doctorate,1991

Member, Phi Alpha Delta International Legal Fraternity

Arizona State University – Tempe, Arizona B.S. Telecommunication Broadcasting, 1987

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Professional Associations and Memberships:

•    Admitted to Practice Law in Washington and Arizona

•    Admitted to United States District Court

•    Washington State Head Injury Foundation

•    Association of Trial Lawyers of America

•    American Bar Association

•    South King County Bar Association

•    King County Volunteer Legal Services (Pro Bono)

•    Washington State Bar Association Litigation Section

•    Washington State Bar Association Debtor/Creditor Section

•    Washington State Bar Association Real Estate/Probate Section

Lectures and Presentations:

•    Fidelity National Title: “Short Sales and Loan Modifications” May 8, 2009

•    John L. Scott Real Estate Brokerage: “Short Sales and Loan Modifications” May 28, 2009

•    Coldwell Banker Hawkins Poe: “Real Estate Security Documents and Foreclosure” September 30, 2002

•    Tacoma Land Company: “Pitfalls in Raw Land Sales” September, 1998

•    Re/Max Realty West Annual Meeting April, 1998

•    “Real Estate Agency” South Sound Escrow Association:

–  “Limited Liability Companies in Washington” January, 1997

–  “Limited Liability Companies in Washington” May, 1999

•    Thomas Jefferson High School, Federal Way

– “Personal Injury Law” May, 1999

– “Personal Injury Law” October, 1996

–  “Personal Injury Law” October, 1995

Teaching Positions:

Mykut Real Estate School- Instructor May, 1992-Present: Instruct Real Estate Law I & II Continuing Education Certification Classes for Real Estate Licensees, Brokers, and Appraisers.

WSTLA People’s Law School for Pierce County 1995

Co-Chair WSTLA People’s Law School for Pierce County 1994 – Co-Chair

Charitable Organizations:

Habitat for Humanity: Board of Directors Habitat for Humanity, S. King County 2000-2009 Board of Directors Habitat for Humanity Seattle/S. King County 2003-2009

Law Offices of Christopher A. Benson, PLLC

1814 South 324th Place, Suite B – Federal Way, WA 98003

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Chris is married with 3 children.

Chris was born in Texas, lived in Oklahoma and grew up in New Mexico. After graduating high school, Chris moved to Arizona and attended Arizona State University where he earned his bachelors degree. Chris then moved to Washington in 1988 to attend law school at the University of Puget Sound. Chris has doctorate degrees from both Puget Sound University and Seattle University.

Chris has a diverse background in working with a wide variety of people.

Chris served on the Board of Directors for Habitat for Humanity Seattle/S. King County for 10 years and served as Vice President of the organization during part of that time.

Chris grew up playing competitive sports (football, basketball, baseball and track). He lives an active outdoor lifestyle with his family and truly enjoy living in the Northwest. During the summer, they love golfing, boating, fishing, crabbing and exploring the Puget Sound. During the winter, the family enjoys skiing.

He enjoyed coaching the kids in baseball and basketball for 10 years while they were growing up. Chris coached basketball for Meeker Middle School as well and through Tacoma Parks and Recreation.

A little known fact about Chris is that he grew up on a farm on the Navajo Indian Reservation in New Mexico. While living in New Mexico, Chris was trained to be a Master Silversmith and earned that recognition by the time he graduated from high school. Chris is a well versed craftsman in lapidary (stone cutting and polishing), ceramics, and leather work (crafting belts, tanning leather etc). His grandfather who lived near by was a farmer and master carpenter; therefore, Chris spent a lot of time on a tractor, planting crops, pulling weeds, building (and sometimes breaking) stuff.

Chris is a “car buff” who enjoys all things mechanical. He did a “frame off” restoration of a 1964 Chevy Step Side Pick where he took the truck completely apart (including the engine and transmission) rebuilt the entire vehicle and somehow got it all put back together with only a few left over parts. 🙂

We are proud to have a caring and dedicated staff at our law firm. Give us a call and get to know more. Our website is filled with lots of useful information regarding bankruptcy, real estate, and estate planning. If you have questions, please do not hesitate to contact us via phone or email. Christopher A. Benson has more than 25 years of experience serving the needs of his clients. Our office looks forward to the opportunity to serve your needs as well.