Benedict Linsenmeyer knew from a young age that he wanted to make a difference. Growing up, he was always drawn to those who had been treated unfairly and felt a deep calling to help them find justice. This passion led him to pursue a BA in Law & Society from Winona State University, followed by a JD from the University of Oregon School of Law.

Along the way, Benedict gained a diverse set of experiences that shaped his unique perspective. He worked with businesses of all sizes, from tiny startups to massive corporations, giving him an inside look at how companies handle (and sometimes mishandle) employment law issues. Through it all, Benedict’s north star has remained the same: to be a voice for employees who have been wronged. He knows firsthand how devastating it can be when an employer puts profits over people. That’s why he’s made it his mission to fight tooth and nail for workers’ rights.

At Wanta Thome, Benedict puts his passion into practice every day. Whether he’s litigating a complex case or simply lending a sympathetic ear, he brings his whole heart to every client interaction. His tenacity and dedication have earned him a reputation as one of the top employee advocates in the region. If you are facing workplace inequity, discrimination, or unfair treatment, contact Benedict today for a confidential consultation to discuss your situation.

When he’s not in the office, you might find Benedict cheering on his beloved Detroit Lions, exploring new ramen spots around town, or taking in the beauty of the great outdoors on a hike with friends. But even in his off hours, his mind is never far from the employees he serves.


  • Winona State University, Winona, MN – BA in Law & Society.
  • University of Oregon School of Law, Eugene, OR – Juris Doctor,.
  • Queen Mary University of London/William Mitchell Hamline – Certificate in Global Commercial Arbitration.


  • Minnesota Supreme Court
  • Oregon Supreme Court

Professional Memberships

  • Oregon State Bar Quality of Life Committee
  • Hennepin County Bar Association
  • Oregon Free Legal Answers Program (Volunteer Attorney)

Client Reviews

  • “Benedict and the paralegal were both incredibly kind and helpful. And affirming. It was really really wonderful to hear that what had happened wasn’t fair and that there may still be something I can do to affect change. Very empowering.”  –Confidential Review

Practice Areas

  • Employment Discrimination
  • Employee Rights
  • Wage Laws
  • Class Action