About Us

Lawrence Bensky is a skilled attorney recognized by lawyers, judges, clients, and independent national attorney rating agencies for his integrity, professionalism, and zealous advocacy on behalf of each of his clients.


Attorney Bensky has been practicing law in Madison, Wisconsin, since September 1983. Before entering law school in 1981, he obtained a Master’s Degree in Urban and Regional Planning and worked as a state planner for the State of Wisconsin. He then became the Executive Director of the Dane County Housing Authority, where he oversaw the development of housing projects and the operation of housing programs.

Attorney Bensky completed law school in 1983 in the top 10 percent of his class. He then joined LaFollette & Sinykin Law Firm, where he practiced law through 1999. He continued his legal practice at Stafford Rosenbaum Law Firm, from 2000 until he opened the Law Office of Lawrence Bensky, LLC in August 2007.

Attorney Bensky’s legal experience has been broad-based – representing clients throughout Wisconsin before administrative bodies as well as state and federal trial and appellate courts. He has extensive experience representing individuals and businesses, employees and employers, and criminal defendants and victims of crime. With this experience, he is able to anticipate and understand an adversary’s strategies and develop and effectively carry out a comprehensive plan for each case.

National Recognition

Martindale Hubbell AV Preeminent Peer Review Rated
Listed in Best Lawyers in America


A.B., Brandeis University, 1968 (cum laude)
M.S. (Urban and Regional Planning), University of Wisconsin, 1975
J.D., University of Wisconsin, 1983 (cum laude, Order of the Coif)

Professional Affiliations

Attorney Bensky is a member of the State Bar of Wisconsin, the Dane County Bar Association, and the American Bar Association, and he is a member of several bar association sections, including the employment law, criminal law, and litigation sections of the American Bar Association and the State Bar of Wisconsin. He is authorized to practice law before the courts of Wisconsin, the U.S. District Courts for the Eastern and Western Districts of Wisconsin, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit, and the United States Supreme Court.
"In matters of truth and justice, there is no difference between large and small problems, for issues concerning the treatment of people are all the same."
Albert Einstein