Tracee R. Benzo
“I’m in the business of solving problems.” - Tracee R. Benzo
Tracee R. Benzo opened the doors to Benzo Law with the overarching mission to both educate and advocate for injured workers across the state of Georgia. As the daughter of a retired, textile worker in rural Aiken, SC, Ms. Benzo knows the devastating effects traumatic injuries, or loss of life can unleash on families.
As an advocate for the injured and their loved ones, she extends her services beyond courtroom litigation and dedicates her resources to ensuring Benzo Law clients and family transition from their darkest days to brighter days ahead.
Described by her colleagues in the legal field as tenacious, rock solid, and engaging, Ms. Benzo works just as relentlessly in her community as in the courtroom by serving on numerous executive boards. In 2014 she proudly served as President of The Georgia Association of Black Women Attorneys (GABWA). It was under attorney Benzo’s stellar leadership that GABWA observed the theme, “Honoring our Past…Envisioning our Future” which entailed creating the documentary Her Story, a commemoration of the trailblazing history of GABWA. She also led the body of more than 850 members in their endeavors to increase diversity in the Judiciary of Georgia, and to further the group’s advocacy of women and children by partnering with Families First, a 501c (3) nonprofit organization serving more than 37,000 children, women, and families in crises in the state of Georgia. Today Ms. Benzo remains an active board member of GABWA and the GABWA Foundation.
Ms. Benzo is a rising star in the Georgia legal system and received several prestigious honors such as the Distinguished Alumni Award from John Marshall Law School.
She was named Who’s Who Top Legal & Accounting Professionals; The National Bar Association’s Trailblazers Under 40; and the Top 100 Women of Influence. She is an active member of the John Marshall Law School Alumni Board, the Workers’ Compensation Claimants Law Section, the Workers’ Compensation Claimants Research Committee, and the Executive Committee of the Georgia Trial Lawyers Association (GTLA). She previously worked on the Executive Board of The Gate City Bar Association and The New Lawyers Division of GTLA.
In addition to lending her talents to organizations across the state of Georgia, she also continues to hone her leadership skills in elite programs. Ms. Benzo is a 2014 graduate of GTLA’s Future Leader’s Program (LEAD), as well as a graduate of The Young Lawyers Leadership Academy (Class of 2010).
Ms. Benzo graduated with distinction from John Marshall Law School in Atlanta, Georgia. While attending law school and working full-time as a litigation paralegal, she served as President of the Black Law Student’s Association, was a member of the award-winning mock trial and moot court teams, and served as the Legislative Review Editor for The John Marshall Law Journal.
Ms. Benzo is a previous GABWA Scholar, Gate City Bar Scholar, DeKalb Lawyers Scholar, and recipient of the Leadership Institute for Women of Color Scholarship.
Prior to law school, Ms. Benzo worked as a litigation paralegal and completed a leadership development program with Travelers & Citigroup in Alpharetta, Georgia. She earned her Bachelor of Arts in Legal Studies and Speech and Communications from Clemson University, and her paralegal certification from DeKalb Technical College.