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Olivia Bensinger

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Olivia Bensinger is a skilled litigation attorney working across practice groups at Shaheen & Gordon. She assists clients with issues related to civil rights, employment, and general commercial litigation. She is proficient in Spanish.

Olivia’s dedication to protecting people’s rights and her detail-oriented approach to casework helps clients feel confident that they are in good hands.

Previously, Olivia had a prestigious clerkship with the U.S. District Court, Northern District of Alabama, where she managed approximately 50 civil dockets. Olivia gained private practice experience with a top international law firm based out of New York City. While there, she was involved in all aspects of litigation for product liability, employment, international arbitration, and general commercial litigation for clients in the financial services, construction, pharmaceutical, and mining sectors. She also served as chair of the Latinx Attorney Affinity Group.


  • New Hampshire State Bar
  • New York State Bar
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York


  • Associate Attorney, Shaheen & Gordon, 2021–present
  • Law Clerk, U.S. District Court, Northern District of Alabama, 2020–2021
  • Associate Attorney, Hughes Hubbard & Reed LLP, 2017–2020

Professional Associations

  • Blackburn Institute’s Fellows Involvement Network, Internal Vice Chairperson, 2020–present
  • New York City Bar Council on Intellectual Property, Secretary, 2019–2020
  • Next Gen Council for the Trust for Public Land, Member, 2018–2020

Awards & Honors

  • University of Alabama’s 30 Under 30 Alumni, 2018Bottom of FormTop of Form


  • B.A., University of Alabama, Phi Beta Kappa, summa cum laude, 2014
    • Fellow, The Blackburn Institute
  • J.D., Harvard Law School, 2017
    • Managing Editor, Harvard Environmental Law Review
    • Vice President of Finances and Community Outreach Co-Chair, La Alianza
    • Treasurer, Environmental Law Society
    • Student Attorney, Tenant Advocacy Project

Representative Cases

Prior results do not guarantee a similar outcome. Each case is different and case results referred to in this website are not intended to be, nor should they be understood as, a representation that equivalent results will be achieved in any given case.

Asylum Granted
Won a contested asylum case before the Boston Immigration Court. In an extremely rare development, the Immigration Judge granted asylum without even allowing the parties to make closing statements. The nationwide immigration court asylum success rate is around 14%.


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