Leslie J. Benjamin has significant experience handling all types of real estate and business litigation matters, and continously guides her clients in resolving their legal issues.
Miss Benjamin prides herself in her ability to negotiate effectively while achieving real results for her clients. As an attorney with Sussman & Associates, she has served as counsel on over two dozen timeshare lawsuits against major corporations such as Wyndham and Diamond Resorts.
Leslie is passionate about working as a consumer advocate and standing up for those who have been defrauded by the timeshare industry. She specializes in timeshare litigation and landlord-tenant issues, and has the skill, experience and tenacity to fight for you.
Born and raised in Maine, Leslie has happily called the Coachella Valley home since 2003. She earned a BA in Political Science from the University of California, Santa Barbara, where her time spent studying constitutional and civil rights law drove her to pursue a law degree. Four years later, Leslie earned a J.D. at Whittier College School of Law in Costa Mesa, where she was an executive board member of the Phi Alpha Delta law fraternity and served as Parliamentarian in student government for two years.
When not in the office, you can often find Leslie acting on stage at the local community theatres. Whether it’s the stage or the courtroom, you can always expect to see Leslie shine.
2010 - 2013
Whittier Law School
2005 - 2009
University of California, Santa Barbara
B.A. Political Science
Law Clerk, Children's Rights Clinic
Volunteer Coordinator, Salvation Army
Advertising Coordinator, The Desert Sun
2015 - 2016
Did an awesome job! Our family wasn't able to give Mr. Sussman many options when adjudicating this case, but he was still able to release our family of all liability from the timeshares and we even got some money back. Thank you Mitch for all of your help! Myself, my family and my Grandparents got back some of our sanity!
When you told me I'm out of my timeshare contract it was like music to my ears. We've been waiting for this relief for a long time, and listing it online to no avail. Now it's official, I'm out. For a group of lawyers, the law offices of Mitchell Reed Sussman and Associates, they were amazingly proficient. I appreciate what they accomplished and feel relieved emotionally and especially financially. I will gladly recommend you to people I know if they happen to need help with the exact same issue - getting out of an awful timeshare.
During a vacation to Hawaii I was persuaded to attend a "resort tour" in return for a free dinner at a local 5-star restaurant. What at first was promised to be only 90 minutes turned into a 6 hour long, intense, high-pressure sales pitch. I NEVER want to be subjected to that again. The sales staff didn't listen to my repeated "No's" and kept persisting in getting me sign the contract. When the price of the timeshare membership was reduced to 20% of the initial price, I caved and signed on the dotted line.
What an awful, money-draining timeshare arrangement. I'm paying huge monthly maintenance fees and even got hit by a "special assessment fee" for some structure damage from a tropical storm that recently swept the island. I stopped paying, and the developer threatened me and tried to ruin my credit score. Mitchell Reed Sussman and his legal team were amazing as they went the extra mile to legally cancel my timeshare and got me out from under all the horrendous fees and costs of a timeshare unit.
What a tremendous relief to have this chain around my neck removed from my life. No more timeshare stress! Thank you Mr. Sussman. I am beyond grateful to you and your staff for all the help.
We appreciate the timely and professional manner this timeshare cancellation case was handled. Once you took over we were almost instantly relieved. You were very honest and upfront with us and clearly communicated the process. We would highly recommend you to handle others in the same situation. Exit out of my timeshare in Cancun had been achieved by Mitchell Reed Sussman & Associates. The whole process has been efficient and satisfactory, and at a reasonable, affordable cost.