William J. Benz

William J. Benz

Attorney
Location:
Southampton, Pennsylvania
Phone:
215-436-9910
Fax:
215-322-9690
Email:

Experienced litigator with broad range of legal experience. Rated by peers as "distinguished" with highest ethical rating. Very detail- and outcome-oriented person. Strong community service background, with wide-ranging network in the lower Bucks County area.

Currently serving as Magisterial District Judge for Northampton and Upper Southampton Townships.

Served as Township Supervisor and Zoning Board member in Northampton Township, adult advisor to the Boy Scouts of America, chairman of American Red Cross Blood drives, Director for La Salle College High School Alumni Association, Board Member for The Miracle League of Northampton township. Recipient of the William Whelan Service Award in recognition of service to La Salle College High School. Recipient of two Citations by Pennsylvania State Legislature for outstanding community service.

Areas of Practice

  • Estate Administration

Bar Admissions

  • Pennsylvania, 1980
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Pennsylvania, 1982

Education

  • McGeorge School of Law, University of the Pacific, Sacramento, California
    • Juris Doctor - 1979
  • La Salle University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
    • B.A. - 1976
    • Major: English Literature

Honors and Awards

  • Pennsylvania Legislature Recognition in Honor of Miracle League of Northampton, 2012
  • Recipient of the William Whelan Service Award in recognition of service to La Salle College High School, 2012
  • Business Person of the Year by Feasterville Business Association, 2003
  • Pennsylvania Legislature Citation Acknowledging Outstanding Community Service, 2003
  • Elected to office of Magisterial District Judge in 2005, and re-elected in 2011
  • 2012 Citation from the Pennsylvania House of Representatives for Community Service
  • Rated by peers as "distinguished" with highest ethical rating

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Northampton Township, Township Supervisor and Zoning Board Member
  • Bucks County Bar Association
  • Bucks County Inns of Court
  • Northampton Business and Professional Association
  • Feasterville Business Association
  • Southampton Business Association

Pro Bono Activities

  • Boy Scouts of America, Adult Advisor
  • American Red Cross Blood Drives, Chairman
  • LaSalle College High School Alumni Association, Director
  • The Miracle League of Northampton Township, Board Member
  • Feasterville Business Association, Past President, 1991
  • Philadelphia Industrial Development Corporation, Counsel, 1981 - 1986