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Benjamin Arsenian is a native of Southern California. He obtained a Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration from the University of San Diego, followed by a Juris Doctorate, with honors, from Chapman University School of Law in Orange County. After graduating law school, Mr. Arsenian spent several years working with prominent personal injury attorneys. He obtained hundreds of thousands of dollars in verdicts and settlements for his clients.

In the middle of his career, Mr. Arsenian left private practice and began working at the District Attorney's office. There he learned behind-the-scene intricacies of criminal prosecution and was quickly promoted to Deputy District Attorney IV. Mr. Arsenian worked closely with law enforcement. He went on ride-a-longs with police offices, reviewed police reports, filed criminal charges, negotiated plea bargain deals, interviewed expert witnesses and won more than a hundred criminal trials. He received training in evidence, trial technique and felony sentencing from the California District Attorney Association. Mr. Arsenian learned the prosecution's side of the law from the inside out, with all its strengths and weaknesses. This is unique and vital knowledge for a defense attorney.


Preferring private practice, and being well-armed with first-hand experience in the District Attorney's office, Mr. Arsenian joined a large, state-wide firm and successfully handled thousands of criminal and personal injury cases. With his depth of experience, he knew there were better ways to get favorable results besides the cook-book, impersonal approach often found in big law firms.  


Mr. Arsenian opened his own law firm to satisfy clients' needs for individualized, professional services, tailored to the requirements of the client, at a discounted price.At the Law Offices of Benjamin Arsenian, Mr. Arsenian provides his personalized, aggressive litigation expertise to each and every case. Your case will not be assigned to a junior-level associate. By eliminating most consultants, salespeople and middle managers, Mr. Arsenian provides his clients with "senior-level" experience at the "junior-level" prices of other firms.


Practice areas


  1. Criminal Defense: 50%
  2. Personal Injury: 50%



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Law Offices of Benjamin Arsenian

200 N. Main St. 2nd Floor
Santa Ana, CA, 92701


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
News Letter, Honorable Mention, Excellence in Trial TacticsTrial Tactics2012
Outstanding CoachMock Trial2008
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Managing PartnerLaw Offices of Benjamin Arsenian2012 - Present
AttorneyLaw Offices of Earl Carter2010 - 2012
Deputy District Attorney IVDistrict Attorney's Office2006 - 2010
AttorneyLaw Offices of Nigel Burns2004 - 2006
Association namePosition nameDuration
Orange County Trial Lawyers AssociationN/AN/A
Orange County Criminal Defense Bar AssociationN/AN/A
Robert A. Banyard American Inn of CourtN/AN/A
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
People v. DahlbergVictory
People v. Sandra V.Dismissed
DMV Hearing re: Adrian A.DMV Set Aside
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Publication nameTitleDate
District Attorney Press ReleaseCase Results2009
www.arsenian.comReligious Beliefs & EvidenceN/A
www.arsenian.comWeaving Within Your LaneN/A
www.arsenian.comLicense Plate CoversN/A
www.arsenian.comTinted WindowsN/A
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Chapman University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2004
University of San Diego School of LawFinanceBA - Bachelor of Arts2001
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Young Lawyer Division MeetingCriminal Defense Practice2011
CLE - Tulare County District AttorneyCLE - Closing Arguments2010
CLE - Tulare County District AttorneyCLE- How to Proof up a Drug Preliminary Hearing in 7 quesions2010
CLE - Tulare County District AttorneyCLE - Premeditation and deliberation2010
CLE - Tulare County District AttorneyCLE - Techniques in Voir Dire2010
CLE - Tulare County District AttorneyCLE - Lifer hearings2010
CLE - Tulare County District AttorneyCLE - Grand theft auto PC 10851(a)2010
CLE - Tulare County District AttorneyCLE - How to prove up a drug charge2010
Buy your Attorney a DrinkProvocative Act & Murder2010
Law Review for Felony ProseuctorsAssault with Great Bodily Injury Likely2009
Felony Law ReviewHow to win a Grand Theft Auto case2009
CLE - Tulare County District AttorneyCLE - Cunningham & Motive2009