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Benjamin Alika Okin

Benjamin Alika Okin

Practice areas:

Criminal Defense

Practice Areas

Licensed since 1999

  1. Criminal Defense: 100%
    15 years, 20 thousand cases



Free Consultation (60 minutes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

11 total 

  • Benjamin Henry Mainzer

    Ben is an experienced and competent lawyer with a firm reputation as an honest advocate. I would without hesitation refer to Ben clients requiring criminal defense.


    Benjamin Mainzer Personal Injury Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

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    Being the prosecuting attorney to a handful of Ben's clients was a pleasure. Ben is an outstanding advocate for his clients and is a true professional.


    Autumn Renshaw Government Attorney
    Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter

Contact Info

Law Offices of Manny Daskal & Benjamin Okin

309 O Street
Eureka, CA, 95501




Professional Misconduct

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

Avvo Contributions

Legal Answers


Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Litigation CertificateGolden Gate University School of Law1999
Mediation CertifiedGolden Gate University School of Law1999
Highest Score - Written Appellate BriefGolden Gate University School of Law1998
Juris Prudence - Criminal ProcedureGolden Gate University School of Law1998
Honor StudentUCLA1994

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
Criminal Defense LitigatorThe Law Offices of Manny Daskal & Benjamin Okin2012 - Present
Senior Trial AttorneyRJC & Associates2004 - 2012
Senior Criminal Defense AttorneyLaw Offices of MD2002 - 2004
Legal InternContra Costa County Office Of The Public Defender1999 - 1999
Assistant Teacher - Criminal LitigationGolden Gate University School Of Law1999 - 1999
Prosecuting AttorneyHumboldt County District Attorney's Office1999 - 2002
Legal Research for Law ProfessorGolden Gate University School Of Law1998 - 1998
Legal InternMarin County District Attorney's Office1997 - 1997
Legal InternSan Francisco Board of Supervisors1997 - 1997


Association NamePosition NameDuration
DUI Litigation Attorney's NetworkMember2014 - Present
Association of Federal Defense AttorneysMember2014 - Present
American Bar Association Criminal Justice Discussion GroupMember2014 - Present
J-Boy Lawyers GroupPresident2011 - Present
ASCEND Wilderness ExperienceBoard Member2005 - 2007
National Association of Trial Attorneys (Young Board Members)Board Member2002 - 2003
California Bar AssociationMember1999 - Present
9th Circuit Court of AppealsMember1999 - Present
GGU Law School Homeless LuncheonCo-Chair1998 - 1999
California Public Defenders AssociationMemberN/A
Humboldt Roller DerbySponsorN/A
California DUI Lawyers AssociationAssociate MemberN/A

Legal Cases

Case NameOutcome
People v. E.M.Jury Trial - Not Guilty on All Counts.
People v. S.S.Jury Trial. Deadlocked Jury Voted 10-2 Favoring Acquittal. Case Dismissed by Prosecutor Before Re-trial.
People v. C.B.Jury Trial. Jury Agreed on All Counts with Mr. Okin. Not Guilty on All Four Counts of Murder & All Four Counts Vehicular Manslaughter With Gross Negligence. Sentence reduced to 6 year 8 months. Time served in Fire Camp at one-third time.

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School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Golden Gate University School of LawCriminal LitigationJD - Juris Doctor1999
University of California - Los AngelesSocial American HistoryBA - Bachelor of Arts1994

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
Ganjier Spring Kickoff EventMarijuana Law in California Approaching 20162015

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