The firm was founded in 1907 when C. Raymond Bensinger joined A. Mitchell Palmer in the practice of law. A. Mitchell Palmer went on to become Attorney General of the United States, and C. Raymond Bensinger continued the practice of law in Stroudsburg. He was joined in 1947 by his son, Charles R. Bensinger, and by his second son, Alex L. Bensinger, in 1950. Elizabeth Bensinger Weekes is the third generation attorney.
The firm also employs long-time employees with more than 100 years of combined experience in domestic and estate practice.
Charles R. Bensinger continued to practice law until his death in 1993, and Alex L. Bensinger continued to practice law until he retired due to health. He died in 2016. Both Bensingers were instrumental in the development of Monroe County, and were co-founders and directors of Camelback Ski Corporation. Both also served the community in many volunteer positions. Alex was also a director and officer of Monroe County business development agencies, as well as past solicitor for Monroe County. Elizabeth joined the firm in 1987 to practice law with her uncle and father and continue the family firm.
Elizabeth Bensinger Weekes was admitted to practice in Pennsylvania and New Jersey in 1984 after receiving her J.D. from the Dickinson School of Law. She is the Treasurer of the Monroe County Bar Association and a member of the Pennsylvania Bar Association. Her main concentration is family law, including divorce, custody, support, adoption and protection from abuse, and estate planning and administration. She also practices in real estate. She has been Solicitor for Monroe County Children and Youth Services since 1988. Outside of the office, Elizabeth is a ranger for Camelback Ski area, as well as a director of ESSA Bank & Trust Company, and past director of Pocono Medical Center.
A SMALL FIRM WITH MUCH EXPERIENCE