What We Do


We are a full-service defense team, with extensive experience in the following areas of law:

Medical Malpractice
Legal Malpractice
Auto Negligence
Product Liability
Premises Liability
Patent and Trademark Law
Wrongful Discharge
Dram Shop
Municipal Law
Workers' Compensation
Corporate and Employment
Family Law
Estate Planning

The services we provide are tailored to our clients' needs.

Streamlined Communication Systems

Streamlined Communication Systems

Streamlined our internal and external communication system by utilizing networked computers. Custom designed legal software programs provide us with complete scheduling calendars, docket control, legal accounting functions, legal research and case history management. The flexibility built into these programs permits us to comply with litigation policies and procedures that vary from client to client. Our staff's ability to develop and implement these custom programs enables us to promptly and efficiently meet the needs of our clients.

Investigative and Paralegal

Investigative and Paralegal

We have investigative and paralegal services available in-house. We also have a strong ongoing relationship with independent insurance adjusters for our centralized out-of-town clients.

Astounding Track Record

Astounding Track Record

We believe our track record in the courtrooms across Michigan speaks for itself. Our attorneys have obtained jury verdicts of "no cause for action" in over 30 counties, including virtually every county in Northern and Central Michigan in cases representing all of the specialized areas in which our firm excels.

Ready For Any Case

Ready For Any Case

Many lawsuits are settled prior to trial. Our reputation for diligent preparation and our successful trial record will help fairly resolve those cases our insurance clients determine should be settled out of court. However, we always remain prepared to try any case.

We Offer Videoconferencing Facilities

Bensinger, Cotant & Menkes' videoconferencing facilities are available to rent hourly or daily in both our Gaylord and Marquette locations. The art of effective communication is the ability to see and respond to the person you are speaking to. With our videoconferencing sites, time and distance no longer limit your ability to communicate face-to-face.

Benefits:

  • Latest Polycom Technology
  • Private, point-to-point, audio and video communication.
  • On-site technicians, who keep your meeting running smoothly.
  • Multi-point meetings and videoconferences
  • IP technology
  • Voice-tracking camera that automatically focuses on the speaker while ignoring background noise for smooth meeting interactions.
  • Internet connections, Ethernet connections and VCR equipment.
  • Computer application sharing
  • Fax and color copier services are provided
  • Catering services are available upon request.