David V. Benson

David Benson was born in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, and grew up in North Carolina and Tennessee.  He graduated from The McCallie School and then attended The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, where he obtained a Bachelor of Science  Degree in English.  David taught English in Tennessee and Ohio before graduating from Ohio Northern University College of Law.  While in law school, David worked as a Clerk for the Third District Court of Appeals in Lima, Ohio, and also worked as a research assistant for two of his professors. 

David was admitted to the South Carolina Bar in 1984. Before joining Elrod Pope Accident & Injury Attorneys, David held a variety of other legal positions in private practice.  He also served as a former Assistant Solicitor for the 16th Judicial Circuit of South Carolina where he tried a number of cases to verdict and also spearheaded the Drug Forfeiture Department.  David joined Luke Elrod and Jack Leader at Elrod Pope Accident & Injury Attorneys in 1991, and became a partner soon thereafter.

For more than thirty years, David has primarily focused his practice on helping injured workers navigate through the workers’ compensation system.  He focuses on solving the problems that injured workers face from their employers and their workers’ compensation insurance companies.  David also handles automobile accidents.

When he is not helping injured workers, David spends his free time with his loving wife, Lise, their four children, and three grandchildren. He also enjoys working out, being outside, and being in the mountains whenever possible.

B.S., University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
J.D., Ohio University College of Law

Law Review, Ohio Northern University College of Law (Most Outstanding Member 1982-83)
National Trial Lawyers Top 100
Lawyers of Distinction, Workers Compensation Law, 2023-2024
Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished Peer Review Rating

South Carolina Bar
United States District Court for the District of South Carolina

Memberships & Involvement:
Civil Court Certified Mediator
York County Bar Association
Injured Workers Advocates
South Carolina Bar Association
Owner of CrossFit South Cherry
Elevation Church