Benton McKnight | Bakersfield Personal Injury Lawyer


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Benton Frank McKnight

Accident & Injury, Car Accident, Personal Injury, Wrongful Death, Nursing Home Neglect

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Benton F. McKnight earned a degree in Business Administration from Biola University. He graduated from the University of Southern California Law School in 1985. After practicing law for a large civil defense firm in Los Angeles, Benton McKnight returned to Bakersfield where he has practiced law with McKnight, McKnight, McKnight & McKnight for over 30 years. In 2019, Benton F. McKnight started McKnight and McKnight Law, APC. Benton McKnight has been invited to speak at the Statewide Consumer Attorneys of California Convention on topics including Accident Reconstruction and Jury Selection. Mr. McKnight has served on the Kern County Bar Association Board of Directors. Benton McKnight is a personal injury lawyer who has successfully represented many injured clients and their families in major personal injury and wrongful death claims.

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Please describe a case(s) in the last year or two where you made a big difference.
a. Our firm recently pursued a fatal car accident claim for a family where the police report put their husband/father at fault for the collision. After extensive investigation and filing a lawsuit and preparing the matter for trial, we were able to obtain compensation for the family’s loss. Through our personal attention and dedication not only did we successfully settle the case but helped the family during a very difficult time in their life.

b. This year our firm represented a husband and wife in an auto accident claim. The initial offer by the insurance company was less than one half of what we were able to settle for after pursuing the matter through the filing of a lawsuit on our clients behalf.

*results may vary depending on the facts of each claim. This does not guarantee, warranty or predict the outcome of your claim. 2) How did you build a successful practice?

How did you build a successful practice?
30 plus years of treating our clients the way we would want to be treated if we were in an accident. We provide personal attention to our clients and take the time to get to know our clients and their individual circumstances, injuries and needs.

What should clients look for in a lawyer?
Integrity, Hard Working, Extensive Experience in handling accident cases, Local Attorney based in Kern County.

How important is local knowledge to the success of your cases?
When a potential client calls us about an accident we are extremely familiar with the local roads and highways and the companies and people of Kern County. We were born and raised in Kern County, attended top law schools and returned to our hometown. We are local and know the people and values of this community.

What information can you provide in a free phone consultation?
With our 30 plus years of handling accident cases we can give guidance and counsel to potential clients, including the proper steps to take following an accident, investigation and evidence that needs to be preserved and their rights to full and fair compensation under the law.

What information do you need in a free phone consultation?
Date of accident, location of accident, whether a police report was made, injuries.

What differentiates you from other lawyers in your community?
We were born and raised in Kern County, attended top law schools and returned to our hometown. We are local and know the people and values of this community. We have invested back into our local community and will be here when you need us.

What is the most rewarding aspect of your job?
Helping injured people and their families during very difficult times following an accident.

What are your other interests in addition to law?
Family, fly fishing, outdoor activities

Are you involved in your community?
Yes. I am involved in my church, Kern County Teen Challenge, Influencers

Position Organization Location Duration
OwnerMcKnight and McKnight Law, APCBakersfield, CAPresent
School Degree Major Graduation
USC Law SchoolJ.D. Law School1985  
Biola UniversityBachelorsBusiness Administration1982
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California1985
  • Member | California State Bar Association
    Board of Directors | Kern County Bar Association
    Member | American Trial Lawyers Association
    Member | Consumer Attorneys of California
  • Speaker | Statewide Consumer Attorneys of California Convention
  • Kern County Motor Vehicle Accidents Blog | McKnight and McKnight Law, APC
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(1985) Licensed as Attorney in California. Verified with California Bar Association.July 16, 2019

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Bakersfield, CA 93301
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