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Hector Benjamin Perez

Hector Benjamin Perez

also known as H. Benjamin Perez

Practice areas:

Criminal Defense, Divorce & Separation, Family, DUI & DWI

About Me

H. Benjamin Perez began his career as a criminal defense attorney at a prestigious New York law firm, defending clients accused of criminal offenses. Since then he has expanded his practice to also cover divorce, and family law cases.  He is a proven litigator with exceptional trial and negotiation skills.


Throughout his career he has successfully defended hundreds of criminal defense clients in both state and federal courts, with charges ranging from violations to major felonies, including:


  • Murder / Homicide

  • Driving While Intoxicated (DWI and DUI)

  • International Drug Trafficking

  • Narcotics

  • Drugs

  • Assaults

  • Sex Crimes

  • Rape

  • Robbery

  • Firearms

  • Assault

  • Larceny

  • Grand Larceny

  • Fraud

  • Counterfeiting


In addition, H. Benjamin Perez has has extensive experience representing divorce and family law clients in cases involving:


  • Contested divorce

  • Equitable distribution

  • Uncontested divorce

  • High net worth divorce

  • Spousal maintenance

  • Child custody

  • Child support

  • Relocation

  • Paternity

  • Pre-nuptial agreements

  • Orders of protection


Always knowing he wanted to become a trial lawyer, H. Benjamin Perez obtained a Bachelor’s Degree from the John J. College.


He graduated from the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law located in the heart of New York City.  Mr. Perez was thereafter admitted to the practice of law in New York State.


Throughout his career, H. Benjamin Perez has conducted and won both misdemeanor and felony criminal trials trials.  He has also negotiated favorable outcomes for his clients.  In addition, Mr. Perez has handled complex matrimonial cases from inception all the way to trial, litigating issues involving equitable distribution, child custody, orders of protection, visitation, spousal maintenance, child support, etc.


Once retained to represent you, H. Benjamin Perez is committed to providing you with the highest level of client service and doing everything in his possible to successfully defend your case and legal rights.


H. Benjamin Perez is a member of the New York State Bar Association - Family Law Section, Federal Bar Council, Dominican Bar Association, National Hispanic Bar Association and the New York State Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers.


Languages Spoken: Spanish

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 2006

  1. Divorce & Separation: 40%
    9 years
  2. Criminal Defense: 40%
    9 years
  3. DUI & DWI: 10%
    9 years
  4. Family: 10%
    9 years



Fixed (Sometimes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

17 total 

  • Maryam Jahedi

    Attorney Perez is a true professional. He is a diligent advocate with exceptional knowledge of criminal and family law. A great guy dedicated to helping those in need. I highly recommend him.


    Maryam Jahedi Criminal Defense Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • John M. DeProspo

    Attorney Perez is a dedicated, highly-skilled lawyer well-respected within the legal community. I fully endorse him.


    John DeProspo Personal Injury Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

H. Benjamin Perez & Associates, P.C.

111 Broadway, #706
New York, NY, 10006



NYCurrently registered 200603/13/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Avvo Contributions

Legal Answers


Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Blog CatalogueExcellent Criminal Defense Blog2010
AdmissionUnited States Distict Court - SDNY2006
AmissionUnited States District Court - EDNY2006
AdmissionUnited States District Court - WDNY2006

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
PresidentDominican Bar Association2014 - 2014
PartnerPerez & Cedeno, P.C.2010 - Present
PrincipalLaw Office of H. Benjamin Perez, PLLC2008 - 2010
Criminal Defense AttorneyWilens & Baker2005 - 2008


Association NamePosition NameDuration
Dominican Bar AssociationPresident2014 - Present
Federal Bar CouncilMember2010 - Present
New York State Association of Criminal Defense LawyersOfficer2007 - Present
National Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMember2006 - Present
New York State Bar Association, Criminal Justice SectionMember2006 - Present
New York State Bar Association, Family Law SectionMember2006 - Present
New York State Bar Association, Immigration SectionMember2006 - Present

Legal Cases

Case NameOutcome
Won DWI TrialDismissal of All Criminal Charges
Successful Defense of Child Sex Abuse CaseDissmissal of All Charges
Dismissal of Assault Charges after TrialNot guilty after trial.

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Publication NameTitleDate
Press ReleaseChild Sex Abuse Trial Victory2013
Pitch EngineFelony Trial Not Guilty Verdict2012 Legal DirectoriesOverview of Domestic Violence in the U.S.2012
New York Criminal Defense Lawyer BlogArrested in New York? If You or Your Loved One is Arrested, What Should You Do?2010


School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Yeshiva University, Benjamin N. Cardozo School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2005
John Jay College of Criminal JusticeGovernmentBA - Bachelor of Arts2002

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
Undocumented Aliens and the Criminal Justice SystemImportant Steps to Take During the Criminal Arrest Process for Undocumented Individuals2010