Mr Stephen Benesh > Bracewell LLP > Austin, United States > Lawyer Profile

Bracewell LLP
AUSTIN, TX 78701-4061
United States

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A seasoned business litigator in his 32nd year of practice at Bracewell, Steve Benesh brings his experience and judgment to bear in helping his clients reach the best resolution of their issues, whether that means vigorously protecting those interests in the courtroom or working collaboratively to reach a common-sense resolution outside the courtroom. He has represented clients in diverse matters, including securities, class action, business torts, fraud, breach of fiduciary duty, deceptive trade practices, breach of contract, and products liability. Steve has first chair jury and non-jury trial experience representing plaintiffs and defendants in state and federal courts, as well as arbitration and mediation experience.


J.D., The University of Texas School of Law, 1987; B.B.A., The University of Texas at Austin, 1984

Lawyer Rankings

United States > Dispute resolution > Securities litigation: defense

Based in Texas, Bracewell LLP is best known for its expertise in the energy industry, which frequently sees it involved in regulatory enforcement proceedings and securities litigation on behalf of oil and gas companies and underwriters. ‘Outstanding’ Houston-based lead partner Tony Visage handled the defense of a $180m claim against Stephen J. Shaper of Think Finance in a class action concerning unjust enrichment claims. Stephen Benesh in Austin has extensive experience representing oil and gas royalty trusts and their trustees in class action securities and derivative litigation. Bradley Benoit and Bryan Dumesnil, both based in Houston, also play key roles in the firm’s high-profile matters.