Brad Bening

Brad Bening is of counsel at Davis, Bengtson, & Young. His practice focuses on the areas of business litigation, insurance, real estate, construction, intellectual property, corporate and partnership disputes, and professional liability. He also has an active practice serving as a mediator, special master and arbitrator, and conducts 75 to 100 mediations per year and has successfully mediated more than 2,000 matters. Mr. Bening has specialized in multifaceted insurance matters, business and construction for nearly a decade.

He is an avid mountain biker, skier, kayaker and swimmer.


  • University of California at Davis School of Law, J.D., 1982
  • California State University, Chico, B.A., Political Science, 1978 Cum Laude

Awards & Selections:

  • The Best Lawyers in America, 2006 – Present
  • Northern California Super Lawyer, 2005 – Present
  • Best Lawyers, San Jose Insurance Law “Lawyer of the Year,” 2012
  • “Lifetime Commitment to the Theater,” San Jose Children’s Musical Theatre, 2011
  • Metro magazine, Best Litigator in Silicon Valley, 2011
  • AV-Rated by Martindale Hubbell
  • Bening Family Courtyard and Play Space, Dedication to Bening Family


  • Children’s Musical Theater of San Jose, Mentor Adult Member, 1994 – Present
  • Community Housing Developers, a Large Non-Profit Developer of Affordable Housing, Board Member, 1988 – Present
  • Association of Defense Council, Member
  • American Cancer Society, Board Member
  • Artsopolis, Board Member
  • California State Bar Association, Member
  • Santa Clara County Bar Association, Member