ELIZABETH BEHNKE is an award winning attorney. She spent her career working hard, earning a great reputation, and going above and beyond to win her cases. That is why she was repeatedly recognized for her excellent trial skills and success.
Top criminal defense attorney Elizabeth Behnke is a highly experienced criminal defense attorney having worked as a former prosecutor for over 10 years where she reached the equivalent of a partner-level attorney at the Riverside County District Attorney's Office. She was one of an elite group of prosecutors who was assigned to the Homicide On Call team to respond to homicide calls in Riverside County and worked closely with law enforcement on investigating and handling homicides. Not everyone at the DA's office was given that privilege, only truly experienced attorneys were. Having been selected and entrusted to handle the most serious of cases illustrate what a truly dedicated professional, hard worker, and excellent trial attorney Elizabeth is.
While at the District Attorney's Office, she quickly rose through the ranks and after less than a year in the office, she already was handling murders. How many people can say that? Not many, if at all.
Her career was exceptional, having been selected 13 times for the Outstanding Employee of the Month Service Awards over a 10 year period.
In 2003, she won the Rocky Award for the successful and excellent prosecution of a complex embezzlement case.
In 2007, the City Council recognized Elizabeth for her excellent service to the youth and citizens of the community.
In 2010, she was chosen by supervisors and peers to receive the officeÂs annual and extremely competitive Pride Awards for the successful prosecution of a complex gang case.
Her credentials are unparalleled.