Snell & Wilmer Portland Office Continues Growth with Addition of Litigator Kelsey Benedick


PORTLAND —  Snell & Wilmer is pleased to welcome Kelsey Benedick to the firm. 

Benedick will join as counsel in the firm’s accomplished and growing commercial litigation practice in Portland. She brings with her almost a decade of civil litigation experience. Benedick’s practice focuses on litigation involving property, securities, financial institutions, healthcare, and commercial disputes, among other areas, for a wide range of clients across industries. Benedick has been recognized as an Oregon Rising Star by Super Lawyers® and has been named as part of Best Lawyers® “Ones to Watch” in the Commercial Litigation category. 

Active in the Oregon community, Benedick currently serves as a board member for Lawyers for Literacy and as a board member for the U.S. District Court of Oregon Historical Society. She also recently joined the Multnomah Bar Association Young Lawyers Section Board of Directors.

Before joining Snell & Wilmer, Benedick was a partner at Larkins Vacura Kayser LLP in Portland. She earned her J.D. from Lewis & Clark Law School — where she graduated summa cum laude and second in her class — and her B.A. (summa cum laude) from the University of New Mexico.

“It is truly exciting to welcome another litigator to our growing team in Portland — Kelsey’s arrival follows Brett Applegate, who joined our team in May of this year,” said Cliff Davidson, litigator and Office Managing Partner of Snell & Wilmer’s Portland Office. “Kelsey has not only significant courtroom experience, but also the tenacity and legal know-how to provide leading client service and navigate complex matters. We look forward to continuing to see her support our clients in the Pacific Northwest and beyond.”  
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Founded in 1938, Snell & Wilmer is a full-service business law firm with more than 500 attorneys practicing in 16 locations throughout the United States and in Mexico, including Portland, Oregon, Phoenix and Tucson, Arizona; Los Angeles, Orange County and San Diego, California; Denver, Colorado; Washington, D.C.; Boise, Idaho; Las Vegas and Reno, Nevada; Albuquerque, New Mexico; Dallas, Texas; Salt Lake City, Utah; Seattle, Washington; and Los Cabos, Mexico. The firm represents clients ranging from large, publicly traded corporations to small businesses, individuals, and entrepreneurs. For more information, visit