Amber Benzinger was born and raised in Willington, Connecticut. After having grown up with an independent and driven mother, Amber learned to lead by example and to always work hard for what she wanted. She attended Manchester Community College where she earned her Paralegal degree, and then went on to the University of Connecticut to earn her Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology and Women’s Gender Studies. After graduating from the University of Connecticut, she attended Western New England University School of Law in Springfield, Massachusetts where she received her law degree. Amber is a licensed attorney in Massachusetts.
Amber has worked in various legal fields ranging from child welfare to landlord/tenant law. Throughout these experiences, her main priority has become how to best serve her clients. She believes in making her client’s goals, her goals. Because of this, Amber is thrilled to join Marti Law Group: a firm that focuses on the client.
In addition to assisting clients with their business formation needs, Amber also writes blog posts for Marti Law Group to keep clients informed about the on-going changes in our society.
Outside of the office, Amber lives in Cowarts, Alabama with her boyfriend and Siberian cat, Laku. In her spare time, she enjoys hiking and experimenting with new cooking recipes (which have been successful so far).
“Incredible change happens in your life when you decide to take control of what you do have power over, instead of craving control over what you don’t.”
– Steven Mariboli
I was initially driven to this profession after having watched first-hand how the affordability and lack of education surrounding legal assistance affected my family, and I refused to let that be the norm. I’ve always known that I wanted to help people in ways that I simply couldn’t, and it was the lack of legal help available that tends to make a bad situation worse.
I’ve been placed in many situations that have prompted me to rebuild and really appreciate the value in both self-advocacy and advocacy for others. Transparency is a key characteristic of MLG and being transparent about our journey is foundational in developing meaningful relationships. Throughout my journey in becoming a lawyer, I’ve faced many obstacles that were meant to tear me down and seriously challenge my mental strength. Over time, I learned how to find value and get lost in the service of others. The most meaningful journeys are derived from the hardest obstacles.
Getting to this point in my career has been filled with sleepless nights, late night studying, and feeling like all odds are against me. But now looking back, I am cognizant of the skill set I’ve developed and cultivated over the past four years, and thankful for (almost) every obstacle I was presented with.
My “why” isn’t a sentence, or even a paragraph, but it’s my whole life experience, and it’s what has molded me into the person I am today. I’ve always felt like I was “meant for something more” and that’s what drives me: pouring myself into others is who I am and what I have to offer.