Gary Benton began his professional career in 1980 with the St. Paul Companies. During his 22 years with St. Paul, Mr. Benton served as a medical malpractice specialist, supervisor and manager. In 2002, Mr. Benton co-founded and served as president of a regional healthcare liability TPA. He has an extensive background in hospital, practitioner and long-term care claim handling and litigation management. Mr. Benton obtained his Bachelor of Science degree in Business Management from the University of South Dakota. His professional designations include Associate in Risk Management from the Insurance Institute of America and Senior Claim Law Associate from the American Educational Institute. Mr. Benton joined Hamlin & Burton in 2006.