Katie Benton is a partner in the Los Angeles office of Gordon & Rees. She specializes in toxic tort matters and has defended national clients, including premises owners, manufacturers, and retailers of construction, automotive, and industrial products.
Ms. Benton manages complex national dockets, while always ensuring her clients remain informed of the progression of each case, defense strategies, and tactics for identifying opportunities to obtain early dismissals. Ms. Benton prides herself on her effective communication skills with clients, in the courtroom, and in the form of written motions and briefs. Ms. Benton’s experience extends to all phases of complex civil litigation, including numerous trials, as well as obtaining favorable settlements and securing dismissals on behalf of her clients. Ms. Benton also frequently appears in court to argue discovery motions, summary judgment and adjudication motions, and motions in limine.
In law school, Ms. Benton was an editor for the Pepperdine Law Review and received multiple awards for her legal research and for her publication: Can Copyright Law Perform the Perfect Fouette?: Keeping Law and Choreography on Balance to Achieve the Purposes of the Copyright Clause.
All State Courts of California
U.S. District Court, Central District of California
Central City Association
American Bar Association
State Bar of California