Growing up in Utah, Benjamin Shaffer always knew he wanted to help people. From an early age, he was regularly involved in community activities and outreach programs that allowed him to not only serve those in need, but connect with others on a personal level. As he got older, his experiences led him to develop a sense of fear and mistrust in the law, as he witnessed first hand the number of people that were left without help and support in their own community. When Benjamin prepared for college, he decided that getting a degree in history and political science could provide him with the background he would need to effect change in the local level in his own community.
After graduating from Southern Utah University in 2005, Benjamin began to switch his focus over to the law profession, believing that it might afford him the opportunity to help people who may not be in a position to help themselves. After seeking some counsel from a mentor and friend, Benjamin decided to apply to law school and begin to forge a career path toward practicing law. He was quickly accepted into the James E. Rogers School of Law at the University of Arizona, a decision that would require him to leave his home state to further his education and accomplish his goals.
I’ve always believed that helping the members of my community was a personal calling — and I’m proud to answer that call for the residents of Utah County.