Gerald Benzinger


Gerald is a former managing partner of DBL Law and is a partner in the Estate Planning & Probate section.

In 1978, Gerald became a Diplomat of the Court of Practice Institute. He was listed for 10 consecutive years in Best Lawyers in America in the field of health care law. He was a founding member of the Northern Kentucky Estate Plan Council and has been engaged in the area of estate planning for 35 years.

Gerald is a former Trustee of the Catholic Men’s Fellowship of Greater Cincinnati; Director and President of Trinity World Missions, Inc.; Mission Teams Coordinator for Mustard Seed Communities at Jacob’s Ladder in Jamaica.

Gerald resides in Edgewood, Kentucky, with his wife of 49 years, Linda Metz Benzinger. He has 6 grown children and 22 grandchildren. He is a survivor of Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma. His other interests include golf, racquetball, fly fishing and gardening. His favorite golf memory is shooting a best ever 79 at Hickory Sticks Golf Course three days after his first chemotherapy treatment in June 2002.

Honors & Distinctions
  • Best Lawyers in America, Health Care Law, Crestview Hills (1993 – 2021)
  • Kentucky “Super Lawyer” (2007, 2008, 2010 and 2011)
Professional Affiliations
  • Kentucky Bar Association
  • Northern Kentucky Bar Association
  • Kentucky Academy of Hospital Attorneys
  • American Academy of Hospital Attorneys
  • National Lawyers Association
  • Commonwealth of Kentucky
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Kentucky
11DBL Attorney Gerald Benzinger
(859) 426-2106


J.D., University of Kentucky, 1969
B.S./B.A., Xavier University, 1966

Practice Areas

Estate Planning & Probate