Allen Benson


Allen Benson counsels real estate and construction ‎clients on an array of legal concerns, including claims ‎and disputes. He also assists and advises clients in the ‎drafting and negotiation of construction contracts and ‎change orders. When litigation is necessary, Allen helps ‎clients move efficiently and strategically through the ‎many stages of the litigation process. Allen’s exceptional ‎attention to detail and wide range of experience makes ‎him a trusted advisor to his clients.‎

Before joining Schwabe, Allen worked for a Seattle-based ‎law firm for five years and specialized in real estate, ‎construction, and general litigation disputes. He also spent ‎one year working for a general practice law firm in eastern ‎Washington. ‎

During law school, Allen was a member of the Gonzaga ‎Law Review and authored several articles related to new ‎developments in the law governing various types of ‎contracts. ‎



  • Regularly advised and counseled clients on contract ‎negotiations, claims, and disputes, including litigation ‎and pre-litigation strategy. ‎
  • Successfully litigated dozens of complex commercial ‎and construction disputes before administrative bodies ‎and trial courts in Washington and Alaska.‎
  • Successfully appealed a contracting officer’s decision ‎upholding governmental termination of a construction ‎contractor for default. ‎

Memberships & Awards


Alaska State Bar Association, Member (2019-present)‎
Colorado State Bar Association, Member (2019-present)‎
Washington State Bar Association, Member (2016-present)‎


Gonzaga University School of Law Dean’s List
Gonzaga University School of Law Pro Bono Distinction




Alaska State Courts

Colorado State Courts

Washington State Courts

United States District Court, District of Alaska

United States District Court, Eastern District of Washington

United States Bankruptcy Court, Eastern District of ‎Washington

United States District Court, Western District of ‎Washington

United States Bankruptcy Court, Western District of ‎Washington

Outside The Office