Yanet M. Benitez was born and raised in Houston, Texas. Yanet graduated cum laude from the University of Texas at Austin with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology. Yanet attended law school at the University of Houston Law Center and received her J.D. in May of 2014. While in law school, Yanet actively participated in the Interscholastic Mock Trial Team, the Hispanic Law Students Association and the Houston Journal of International Law. Prior to her joining Germer in 2017, Yanet worked as an associate attorney at a Houston Law Firm where she focused on representing injured plaintiffs.