Arbitrator & Mediator
Mr. Benardo has nearly three decades of experience in employment law. He has
represented both employers (of all sizes) and employees in dozens of mediations, ranging
from single plaintiff cases, to multi-plaintiff cases, to wage and hour class actions with
potential damages in eight or nine figures. He is a member of numerous mediation panels
and has served as a mediator, both in person and virtually, in a wide range of disputes.
As a litigator, Mr. Benardo has represented clients before state and federal appellate courts, trial courts, and administrative agencies. As a defense attorney, he has worked for multi-billion dollar companies, single individuals, and all kinds of clients in between. As a plaintiffs’ attorney, he has handled cases ranging from class actions with potential damages of over $100 million to individual cases with as little as $10,000 at stake. Since he has concurrently represented both employees and employers in a broad range of cases, he knows what both rooms are thinking.