Anthony S. "Tony" Benton

Anthony S. "Tony" Benton

Stuart & Branigin LLP

Recognized since 2008

Lafayette, Indiana

Practice Areas

Education Law

Railroad Law

Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2024 - Railroad Law
Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2024 - Railroad Law Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2020 - Railroad Law
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During his four decades with Stuart & Branigin Tony has been witness to and participated in extensive changes to his firm, his community and his practice areas. Tony was recently elected by his partners to serve as the firm's first Managing Partner. He also currently serves as Secretary and General Counsel for Greater Lafayette Commerce, an umbrella agency promoting regional economic development with its goal to make West Central Indiana the "Place of Choice" for businesses, industry and professional services.

Tony is no stranger to leadership roles in his practice as well, having led the firm's practice group providing legal services to Purdue University where he served as an officer of the Purdue Board of Trustees for over twenty years and its legal counsel for over a decade. This assignment followed a stint of fifteen plus years serving a Class I railroad client as system coordinating and supervising attorney in the defense of toxic tort litigation related to worker asbestos exposure.

Tony's clients appreciate his hard work and practical, common-sense approach to resolving issues and problems. Tony says, "Growing up in a farm community and later as a trade union apprentice, I learned to have pride in my work and to execute each task to the best of my ability."

Tony's goal as a seasoned attorney is to continue to add insight, value and occasional humor to the process of interacting with and representing clients, and always be driven to meet client needs.

  • 300 Main Street, Suite 900
    P.O. Box 1010
    Lafayette, IN 47902-1010
Bar Admissions
  • Indiana, 1976
  • Illinois, 1976

Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2024 - Railroad Law Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2020 - Railroad Law
Named "Lawyer of the Year" by Best Lawyers® for:
  • Railroad Law, Carmel (2024)
  • Railroad Law, Carmel (2020)
Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America® 2024 for work in:
  • Education Law
  • Railroad Law
Special Focus:
  • Higher Education

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