Thomas Benhamou

Thomas Benhamou


Thomas Benhamou’s practice focuses on complex family and matrimonial matters. He has experience with a wide range of high-net worth and high-conflict cases, and he regularly achieves creative and comprehensive solutions for his clients.

Clients have confidence that Thomas’s diligence, attention to detail, and advocacy will allow them to move forward with financial security and a clear plan for the future. He understands that no two cases are the same, and he carefully listens to his clients to develop a personalized strategy that addresses each client’s concerns and objectives. Thomas recognizes that a well-reasoned, collaborative approach is often the best way to achieve private resolutions that advance his clients’ goals and serve their best interests. Nonetheless, he is no stranger to the courtroom, and he litigates cases when necessary.

Thomas graduated with honors from Northwestern University School of Law. While at Northwestern, he won first place in the prestigious Julius H. Miner Moot Court Competition. Before attending law school, Thomas earned a B.A. from Emory University with a double major in Economics and Sociology.

After graduating from law school, Thomas worked at Latham & Watkins LLP (in both the Chicago and Houston offices) representing clients in complex matters across the country and abroad. Thomas draws from his significant experience handling a wide range of cases, from large “bet the company” commercial disputes, to consumer class-actions and government investigations. He has also advised on high-value M&A and finance transactions.

Thomas is admitted to practice in Michigan, Illinois, and Texas. He is also admitted to practice in the Eastern District of Michigan, Northern District of Illinois, and Southern District of Texas, and has been admitted pro hac vice in many other jurisdictions across the country.

Thomas lives with his wife, two young daughters, and their bulldog, Daisy, in a northern suburb of Detroit.

Thomas was selected as 2024, Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch in America.

Professional Associations:

  • Oakland County Bar Association
  • Detroit Bar Association
  • Jewish Bar Association
  • State Bar of Michigan – Family Law Section
  • American Bar Association – Family Law Section