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Cole Bendow

Cole A. Benbow

(415) 995-5128


Cole focuses his practice on environmental, real estate, and commercial disputes in both state and federal courts. Cole’s litigation experience includes working with expert and percipient witnesses, drafting complaints and counterclaims, dispositive motions and written discovery, negotiating and resolving discovery disputes, supporting large-scale e-Discovery document reviews and productions, taking and defending depositions, and trial experience.

Cole is also committed to providing pro bono legal services, including representation in domestic violence and asylum proceedings.


J.D. University of San Francisco School of Law ( 2016 )
B.A. Michigan State University ( 2008 )

Academic Distinction

CALI Award for the Highest Grade in the Class: Evidence, Bankruptcy, ERISA (Employee Benefits)

USF Law Review, Forum Editor, (Volume 50), Junior Staff (Volume 49)

Admissions and Courts

U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California
U.S. District Court for the Central District of California
U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California

Marin County Bar Association

California Lawyers Association, Wiley W. Manuel Pro Bono Legal Services Award (2019–2023)

Judicial Intern to the Honorable Mary B. Barglind and the Honorable Richard Celello, 41st Circuit Court Michigan (2014)