Pappas, Cox, Kimpel, Dodd  Levine,  Attorneys and Counselors at Law

Benjamin D. Levine

Benjamin D. Levine   E:
P: 315-472-4481

Practice Areas
Estate and Trust Planning
Probate and Estate Administration
Elder Law
Chronic Care Medicaid Planning
Business Law
Contract Law
Civil Litigation
Real Estate Law
– Commercial and Residential
– Zoning and Land Use
– Lease Negotiations and Drafting

Benjamin is of counsel to Pappas, Cox, Kimpel, Dodd & Levine, P.C. He concentrates his practice in the areas of trust and estate law, probate and estate administration, trust and estate litigation, elderlaw, real estate law and civil litigation. He is widely recognized for his knowledge and experience in estate planning for disabled and chronically ill individuals and their families, and for the protection of family assets. A lecturer and guest speaker before civic and professional groups on issues of trusts and estates, long-term care planning and Medicaid law, Benjamin has been instrumental in securing and protecting the inheritance rights of individuals and protecting family assets. Benjamin is a former Assistant Attorney General of New York State.


  • Georgetown University Law Center, JD, 1971
  • Syracuse University, BS, 1968

Admitted to Practice

  • State Courts
    • State of New York
    • State of Florida
  • Federal Courts
    • United States Supreme Court
    • United States District Court, Northern District of New York
    • United States District Court, Western District of New York

Professional Associations

  • New York State Bar Association
    • Trust and Estate Section
    • Elder Law Section
         Executive Committee
  • Onondaga County Bar Association
    • Surrogate’s Court Committee
  • Florida Bar
    • Real Property and Probate Section


  • New York State Bar Association
    • Elder Law CLE Programs
    • Trusts and Estates CLE Programs
  • Onondaga County Bar Association
    • Elder Law CLE Programs


  • Jamesville-Dewitt Central School District, Board of Education
    • 1981-2004
    • President, 1989-1991; 2002-2003
  • Town of Dewitt, New York Planning Board
    • 2000-2005
  • Boards of Trustees of several not-for profit organizations

Pappas, Cox, Kimpel,
Dodd & Levine, P.C.
Attorneys at Law
614 James Street
Syracuse, NY 13203
Tel 315-472-4481
Fax 315-472-8299
Copyright 2012-2022

Practice Areas
Business Law,
    Corporations & Partnerships
Civil Rights
Construction Law
Criminal Law
Debt Collection
Disability &
    Social Security Law
Elder Law
Employee Benefits
Estate Planning
Practice Areas Cont...
Family Law
Federal Court Practice
Insurance Subrogation
Matrimonial Law
Medicaid &
    Asset Protection Planning
Personal Injury
Probate &
    Estate Administration
Real Estate, Commercial
Real Estate, Residential
Vehicle & Traffic Law/DWI
Workers’ Compensation
Zoning & Land Use
C. Andrew Pappas
David S. Kimpel
P. Douglas Dodd
Benjamin D. Levine
Thomas Givas
David P. Doherty
Victor J. Hershdorfer