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Bob R. Benson

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Practice Areas:

  • Business Litigation
  • Commercial and Construction Claims
  • Attorney and Professional Malpractice
  • Divorce and Family Law Related Matters
  • Small Business Formation and Representation


Marlin R. (Bob) Benson is Senior Partner in the firm. He formed the firm in 1983.He was born and raised in rural Rush County, Indiana on a family farm. He attended Milroy High School in Milroy, Rush County, Indiana and graduated in 1962. He earned his Business Degree from Indiana University and then proudly served in the U.S. Army from 1966 to 1968, with a tour of duty in South Vietnam, and was awarded the National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Service Medal and the Good Conduct Medal. He was honorably discharged in August 1972. After his service in the U.S. Army, Bob attended the Indiana University School of Law‑Bloomington, IN and upon graduation received his Doctor of Jurisprudence Degree (J.D.) in the fall of 1971.He is admitted to practice before all Indiana State and Indiana Federal Courts (Northern and Southern Districts) and has been admitted to practice before the Supreme Court of the United States (1982). He has been an active or sustaining member of a number of professional organizations including the American Trial Lawyers Association, Indiana Trial Lawyers Association, American Bar Association, Indiana Bar Association, Allen County Indiana Bar Association, was a Charter Member of the American Board of Trial Advocates‑Indiana, has been appointed to the Panel of Arbitrators by the American Arbitration Association, and is a past Chairman of the Allen County Law Library Association. He has extensive jury trial experience in the field of Professional Malpractice including the areas of medical, legal and accounting malpractice as well as in other areas, Personal Injury litigation, Dissolution of Marriage and related family law matters. He also has extensive experience in forming and supporting family and small business organizations, including Sub‑Chapter S elections Corporations, Limited Liability Companies, Partnerships and Proprietorships. Before forming the firm of Benson, Pantello, Morris, James & Logan (1983), Bob was a partner in the former law firms of Torborg, Miller, Moss, Harris and Sowers (1971‑1977) and Sowers and Benson (1978‑1983).


  • Indiana University at Bloomington School of Law, Bloomington, Indiana
    • Doctor of Jurisprudence - 1971
  • Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana
    • Business Degree - 1966
  • Milroy High School in Milroy, Rush County, Indiana
    • 1962

Bar Admissions

  • Indiana, 1971
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1982
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Indiana, 1971
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Indiana, 1971


  • National Defense Service Medal
  • Vietnam Service Medal
  • Good Conduct Medal

Professional Associations

  • American Trial Lawyers Association
  • Indiana Trial Lawyers Association
  • American Bar Association
  • Indiana Bar Association
  • Allen County Indiana Bar Association
  • American Board of Trial Advocates‑Indiana, Charter Member
  • Allen County Law Library Association, Past Chairman

Current Employment Position

  • Senior Partner, 1983

Past Positions

  • U.S. Army, 1966 to 1968
  • Torborg, Miller, Moss, Harris and Sowers, 1971 to 1977
  • Sowers and Benson, 1978 to 1983