ATTORNEY NICHOLAS BENZINE
After being raised in Roswell, Georgia, Mr. Benzine attended Hofstra University in New York. While at Hofstra he majored in Political Science and during his final year had the opportunity to work for The United States Attorney's Office in Washington D.C. It was there, while working in the Homicide/Major Crimes Division, that his interest and passion for Law was born. In those early days he learned imperative skills and tools when not only attacking a criminal case, but also claim handling that he still uses in practice today.
After graduation, he returned home to Mercer University where he obtained his law degree. While at Mercer he worked for The Witterman Firm, a small Roswell firm with a specialty in Business and Construction Law. He also clerked for Hill, Kertscher, and Wharton, where he worked on specialized civil matters in the areas of Intellectual Property, Employment, Corporate Shareholder disputes, and Workers Compensation.
Mr. Benzine was also provided a "behind the scenes" look at the operation of both the criminal and civil systems when he had the unique opportunity to work for The Honorable Judge Ben Studdard at Henry County State Court. While there, he was able to view and participate in the inner workings of everything from DUI's to speeding tickets, to landlord tenant disputes to breach of contract from the Judge's chambers!
For 7 years he worked as an Insurance Defense Attorney for Cuzdey, Ehrmann, Wagner, Stine, Sansalone and Bobe where he become an expert in both insurance defense and workplace injuries while continuing to represent criminal defendants. He is also a current member of the Georgia Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers.
ATTORNEY SHANE SETNOR
After a career in sports and recreation management, Mr. Setnor began his legal career at Emory Law School, in Atlanta, Georgia. In pursuit of his law degree, Mr. Setnor attended a wide variety of law classes, gaining a broad experience. Outside of the classroom, Mr. Setnor competed in arbitration competitions as a representative of Emory Law. Under the Benzine Law Group banner, Mr. Setnor specializes in representing injured employees in workers compensation as well as criminal defense.
In his legal career, Mr. Setnor has clerked at The Steel Law Firm in Atlanta, which specializes in criminal defense and appeals on both the federal and state level. Mr. Setnor interned for Davis-Adams, LLC in Decatur, Georgia, assisting in medical malpractice and other personal injury cases. Mr. Setnor also started his career in assisting those hurt at work when he clerked for The Benzine Law Group during this time. Mr. Setnor gained immeasurable experience in digging deep into legal research and legal writing.
Mr. Setnor is originally from South Bend, Indiana and attended the University of Evansville in Southern Indiana. While at Evansville, he majored in History and worked exclusively in the school’s sports and recreation program, which lead him to a career in sports management. Mr. Setnor’s experience includes working for his alma mater and in the front office of Atlanta Braves as part of their marketing arm.
When out of the office, Mr. Setnor enjoys spending time with his wife, Blair, and their son Geoffrey. He also volunteers at his church as a youth basketball coach and enjoys following the Braves and Cubs.
What we offer
Top notch legal representation for these areas:
- Work Injuries
- Criminal Defense
- DUI Defense
- Employment Wage Disputes
- Traffic Violations
- Civil Litigation
- Corporate Lawsuits
- Small Business Litigation
- Insurance Defense
- Out of State Motorists
What sets us apart
- Almost a decade of experience representing Insurance Companies defending Workers Compensation Claims
- Certification in DUI Detection & Standardized Field Sobriety Testing
- Previous work in State Court Judge's chambers and for The United States Attorneys Office, Homicide/Major Crimes Division
- Extensive practical experience in case depositions, settlement negotiations, mediations, hearings, and appeals.
Whether you have had the unfortunate event of an arrest and need criminal representation or have been injured at work, we are here to help. Call us today for a free consultation.