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Ben J Himmelstein

Litigation Attorney at Scottsdale, AZ

4.3   4 reviews
  • State Years
    Arizona - AZ 19 years
    Indiana - IN Licensed
  • Licensed for 19 years
    State AZ
    Acquired 2004
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed
    State IN
    Acquired N/A
    Temporary Admission No misconduct found

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

About Ben

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This may be cliché, but I became a lawyer because I love helping people save money and make money. In the complex world of corporate and personal litigation, it is vital to have counsel that you can trust. I have earned the loyalty of my clients by offering personalized attention tempered with solid legal advice and strategy. For the past three years in a row, I have been selected to the Superlawyers Southwest Rising Stars list, a distinction granted to no more than 2.5% of lawyers in Arizona. In addition, this year I was selected as one of Arizona's Finest Lawyers. Just recently, I was also rated AV by , the highest rating a lawyer can receive.

When a business needs a lawyer, cost can play a large part in selection. Having represented small to medium sized businesses since 2004, I recognize the necessity to focus on the bottom line. Businesses priority should be to grow revenue, and legal troubles can certainly stand in the way. 

Each case or issue I work on starts with a conversation to determine the client's desired end result. Understanding and listening are crucial pieces to creating a successful legal strategy that resolves the issue as quickly as possible within budget. Above all, I leverage my experience in commercial litigation to create positive outcomes on behalf of my clients.

My broad background (spanning commercial litigation in a wide variety of matters including commercial real estate, construction, breach of contract, zoning and regulatory matters, employer and employee relations, contract negotiations, commercial debt, and intentional torts), ensures a single landing pad for small and medium sized businesses. By nurturing long term relationships with my clients, I am able to minimize costs while providing expedient legal solutions.

Specialties:Versed in both business law and general litigation, I use a forceful approach based on sound legal precedent to swiftly conclude settlement discussions and produce a winning verdict at trial. I am licensed to practice in the following:

• All Arizona State Courts

• The U.S. District Court for the District of Arizona

• The U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit


Himmelstein & Adkins, LLC
6720 N. Scottsdale Road
Suite 261
Scottsdale, AZ, 85253

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4.3 / 5.0
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Posted by Eli | May 11, 2024
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
The best
Ben is so empathetic and helpful. He works with his clients to get the best results, including me. He brings a sense of calm in chaotic situations. The only people that don’t like him are usually his adversaries. They like to leave nasty reviews.
Posted by Joe | June 9, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Smart, patient & relentless.
Ben helped me personally prevail in a confounding two-year dispute against an intractable organization. His legal acumen, patience, thoughtfulness, strategy, and guidance were without question instrumental in the successful outcome. I would recommend him without hesitation, and refer him out at every opportunity.
Posted by Bennett | October 31, 2014
Great Business Resource
We've used Ben now for about 6 years. Over that time he's assisted us with basic agreements, complex legal situations and a soundboard for business advice. The partners here at our company have dealt with many attorney's over the years and without a doubt, Ben truly ranks as one of the best. I would not hesitate to recommend Ben to any company or individual who needs sound legal advice. In addition to the advice he gives, Ben is affordable and fair with his time/billing, which is almost impossible to find in his profession.
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Posted by Vivian | May 11, 2024
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Mediocre attorney.
Ben is a decent lawyer for simple disputes. For complex cases I would highly recommend finding an experienced attorney who is more qualified. Ben’s wife is a local dentist. He likes to call and intimidate patients that do not have a good experience at her office.


  • Hourly Rates $ 495-725 per hour
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 9.1 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • The Frutkin Law Firm
  • 2014 - Present
  • Shareholder
  • Wong Fujii Carter
  • 2009 - 2014
  • Associate Attorney
  • Chester & Shein
  • 2007 - 2009
  • Associate Attorney
  • Cheifetz Ianitelli Marcolini
  • 2004 - 2007
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  • Arizona State University Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2004
  • Arizona State University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2000


  • Arizona Small Business Association
  • Board of Directors
  • 2011 - Present
  • Arizona Jewish Lawyers
  • Chairman
  • 2011 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2014
  • AV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2014
  • Arizona's Finest Lawyers
  • Arizona's Finest Lawyers
  • 2013
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2013
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2012
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Speaking Engagements

  • Tiffany & Bosco
  • CLE- Going to Pot: The Ever Changing Landscape of Medical Marijuana
  • 2014
  • Panel Discussion with 2004 College of Law Grads 10 Years Later
  • Where Are They Now and How Did They Get There?
  • 2014
  • Arizona Small Business Association
  • Business Development Workshop
  • 2014
  • Arizona Jewish Lawyers Association
  • CLE-Everything You Wanted to Know About In-House Counsel
  • 2014
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Attorney endorsements

Received (5)
Given (6)
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Business Attorney | Mar 31
Relationship: Co-worker
"Ben is one of the few lawyers I know that can explain complicated legal issues in an understandable manner. He is also very personable, which really helps in business disputes. Ben is a fine example of a lawyer and counselor."
Litigation Attorney | Sep 22
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Business Attorney | Sep 19
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Ben is an incredible attorney. I have worked with him on matters in the past and was thoroughly impressed with his level of expertise."
Litigation Attorney | Sep 19
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Litigation Attorney | Nov 03
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Employment and labor
Employment and labor

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Scottsdale Litigation Lawyer Ben J Himmelstein
Ben J Himmelstein
Litigation Attorney
Scottsdale, AZ
Licensed for 19 years