- Florida State University, B.S., 2005,
- Loyola University Chicago School of Law, J.D., with a Certificate in Health Law from the Beazley Institute for Health Law & Policy, 2008
- The John Marshall Law School, Chicago, IL, Estate Planning LL.M Candidate
Brooke M. Benzio joined the Firm in 2014 and practices primarily in the areas of Estate Planning and Asset Protection, concentrating on assisting individuals and families with especially difficult planning situations, such as providing security for individuals with special needs. Ms. Benzio specializes in tailoring plans to fit clients’ individual concerns, helping clients navigate complicated tax and legal issues, and handling sensitive topics with grace and sincerity.
Ms. Benzio is a graduate of Loyola University Chicago’s nationally-ranked Health Law Certification program, and utilizes her Health Law knowledge extensively on Elder Law matters and in collaboration with the Mental Health and Guardianship Department. Ms. Benzio is an active contributor to local publications, writing on numerous topics related to Estate Planning and Elder Law, and a regular speaker at educational conferences state-wide. In 2018, her article discussing the rise of Electronic Wills was cited in the Harvard Law Review.
Born in Latrobe, Pennsylvania, Ms. Benzio was raised in the suburbs of Chicago before her family relocated to Florida in 2000. She is the oldest of four children, and part of an extremely close family with numerous ties to Vero Beach and the Treasure Coast. She is actively involved in charitable endeavors in Indian River and Brevard Counties, and especially enjoys giving her time to organizations devoted to helping animals, protecting the environment, and improving the lives of individuals with autism and related disorders.
Focus of Practice
- Estate Planning and Estate and Trust Administration
- Asset Protection/Wealth Preservation
- Special Needs Planning
- Elder Law
- Florida, 2011