Thomas Benhamou has represented clients in diverse, complex and high-stakes matters across the country (and some abroad). He is no stranger to the courtroom and has significant experience with a wide range of cases, from large “bet the company” commercial disputes, to consumer class-actions, to high-profile government investigations. He has also advised on high-value M&A and finance transactions. No matter the issue or task at hand, Mr. Benhamou is always a zealous advocate to help secure big wins and creative and clear solutions for his clients.
Mr. Benhamou 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 a number of additional jurisdictions.
Mr. Benhamou graduated with a B.A. from Emory University with a double major in Economics and Sociology and obtained his degree in four years while working full time. He began his legal education at Loyola University School of Law where he received the CALI Award for Excellence in both Torts and Legal Writing. He then transferred to Northwestern University School of Law where he received his Juris Doctor with honors. While at Northwestern University School of Law, Mr. Benhamou and his teammate won first place in the Miner Moot Court Competition. After graduating from law school, Mr. Benhamou worked for Latham & Watkins LLP in both Chicago, Illinois and Houston, Texas. After moving to Michigan, Mr. Benhamou worked in personal injury where he gained valuable experience in the Michigan courts and secured positive outcomes for his clients. He then decided to use his skills, experience, and passion for helping people to help clients resolve family-law issues at Bank Rifkin.
Mr. Benhamou lives in Berkley, Michigan with his two young daughters and his wife, who also is an attorney.