Ariel Benjamin

New Phase Innovations LLC
700 N. Colorado Blvd.
Suite 706
Denver, CO 80206

After law school Ariel worked for the Colorado Courts. He began as a Judicial Fellow in the 18th Judicial District from 2006 to 2007. He was then hired as the Colorado's Death Penalty Law Clerk. In that position, Ariel assisted the judges in Colorado who had active capital cases pending on their dockets including assiting in the jury selection and trials of three of those cases involving more than 10,000 perspective jurors. Ariel has been with Springer and Steinberg since 2010 where his practice focuses on criminal defense in state and federal courts throughout the country, state and federal appellate practice, and select civil practice.

In Ariel 's Own Words

I practice law in order to speak my clients' truth to power. Despite our system of laws, there is much work to be done to bring justice and compassion to the law. My passion is to inject justice into the system, which allows me to better tell my clients' stories, to aggressively advocate for their best interests, and to win on their behalf.


Hampshire College, B.A., 2000

Law School(s)

University of Denver, Sturm College of Law, J.D. 2006


Colorado 2007, U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado 2010, 10th Circuit Court of Appeals 2011


Denver Bar Association; Colorado Bar Association



Primary Practice Areas

Criminal Defense



Additional Information

T: 303-861-2800