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Benjamin F Kanani

Family Attorney at Beverly Hills, CA

5.0   14 reviews
  • Licensed for 12 years
    State CA
    Acquired 2011
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

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About Benjamin

Learn Benjamin’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Divorce and separation
    30%
    With extensive experience in the courtroom and strategies custom-tailored to each client's specific goals, the Law Office of Benjamin Kanani provides high quality legal representation in all manner of family law matters, specializing in LA County.

  2. Family
    30%
    With extensive experience in the courtroom and strategies custom-tailored to each client's specific goals, the Law Office of Benjamin Kanani provides high quality legal representation in all manner of family law matters, specializing in LA County.

  3. Child custody
    20%
    With extensive experience in the courtroom and strategies custom-tailored to each client's specific goals, the Law Office of Benjamin Kanani provides high quality legal representation in all manner of family law matters, specializing in LA County.

  4. Domestic violence
    20%
    With extensive experience in the courtroom and strategies custom-tailored to each client's specific goals, the Law Office of Benjamin Kanani provides high quality legal representation in all manner of family law matters, specializing in LA County.

Graduating from Loyola Law School and swearing in to the CA Bar in December of 2011, I originally began practicing criminal, but soon transitioned to family law, which I've been practicing for the past 5 years, specializing heavily in Los Angeles County.  Focusing on more complex cases, he begins working from day one and devote large amounts of time to each client, assuming each case will go to trial and preparing as such.  For those seeking a quick fix or looking to save some money, we are happy to refer you to other law firms as we are not the cheapest or fastest family lawyers on the market.  Emphasizing quality and client care above all, we offer custom-made case plans for each client that , including being ready to go to trial at any time. For a free, in-person consultation with no time limit, contact us.

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Benjamin F Kanani
8730 Wilshire Blvd.
Suite #310
Beverly Hills, CA, 90211

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Posted by anonymous | May 11, 2022
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Excellent service!
Thank You to Benjamin Kanani for providing legal advice allowing me to successfully win my case.
Posted by David | May 3, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Professional and Thorough
I finally heard about Benjamin I had been through the ringer with a number with a different attorneys. After 15 minutes into the consultation and speaking with Benjamin I knew he was the person for me. He got me out of a 21 year mistake and was able to reach an amicable situation with the ex. I would hire Benjamin again due to his clear explanation, professionalism and follow through.
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Posted by Traeveon jones | January 17, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Family law
Benjamin is a great attorney before I hired him I had little to no hope when Benjamin got ahold to my case everything began to unfold I couldn’t not believe the outcome I was more than satisfied with my case I walked away with everything I asked for no matter how annoying I thought I was ben always answered my calls and heard me out he felt every worry and heard every cry if you are looking for and attorney dont hesitate to call Benjamin he is the best !!! He treated my case like he would have treated his own trust the process thanks Benjamin
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Posted by Ramesh | September 10, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best Family Attorney Lawyer in LA
I hired Ben as my attorney for my restraining order case that was filed against me in LA court house with a hearing in Sep 2021. The petitioner of this case filed a bogus case with random false allegations against me just to get a restraining order sanctioned by the court for her personal vendetta towards me. Having not been to a courtroom my entire life, I was extremely nervous about facing my case and that is when I was referred to Ben by another lawyer. Right from the moment when I met Ben and explained him my case, he totally believed my side of the story which was truth side. He gave me the confidence on that same day that we can easily win this case in court and explained to me in clear terms about all my legal rights. In our first hearing, he got me a continuance from court to give me a peace of mind and to take the time to thoroughly study my case and gather all the evidences to support my side. During that one month period after getting continuance, Ben and his team quickly got to work and spend extensive amount of time studying and researching my case by gathering all the evidences and witness to well represent my case on my second/final hearing. Ben and his assistants put together a well drafted response to my court filing and tactically handed over all the documents to the petitioners side and to the court. A day before my final hearing, Ben had a long 1:1 conversation with me to train me on all possible scenarios on what to expect and how to answer any questions that may arise during my court hearing. On the day of hearing, Ben defended me in court when the opposing side was desperate in smearing down with all sorts of false allegations. After a 45 minute long hearing with back and forth argument from both sides, eventually the truth has prevailed in court and Ben got my case dismissed. I couldn’t thank him enough by the way he professionally represented me in court as this case could have led to some serious immigration consequences to me if it wasn’t acting on my favor. It’s extremely hard to meet a lawyer like him in the LA area where everyone comes after their clients money but not necessarily caring much about their case. Ben was the opposite and he really cares about his clients case and speaks with all frankness and honesty. I strongly recommend Ben if you are on the fence to hire him for all family related cases and I am sure he will handle your case with due diligence just like the way he handled mine. Thank you again Ben! :)
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Posted by Ivan cruz trejo | April 21, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
The best attorney that is responsible and responsible and very honest about your case and understanding and very honest with
From the moment I told Ben about my Case he made me feel relaxed and put a lot of my question to have clarity I hired ben in November 2020 and from the moment I hired Ben their was a motions being done on my case it was a long process but Ben always showed me that he was the right attorney for me I never question what he was doing as long as he was fighting for me in court on April 21 2021 we had an evidentiary hearing in which Ben prove how having patience and having evidence the truth will privale in court I can't thank Ben and rianna for their work that they put into my case thank you
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Posted by Yana | January 15, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
The best
5 stars!!! Best experience, I highly recommend. I found Ben online and he was super helpful over the first phone call, explained what I should do and what I shouldn’t. I chose him over 10 other lawyers I called and don’t regret a second. Professional, attentive, very helpful and simply great. Just call him and you’ll see (hear) what I mean.
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Posted by anonymous | March 27, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Has proven most reliable legal representation and advocation in family court matters
Over very nearly ten years of my very high conflict divorce, child support and child custody case I have been represented internationally by various attorneys from whom I have gained valuable advocation and decent to excellent legal representation. Some made themselves available to my constantly changing and evolving legal issues as needed but were less than necessarily aggressive or organized in the court room in the face of my adversary or our judge. Others were less than available in the midst of legal family emergencies, but ample in the realm of presentation on court days. Ben on the other hand has been both, he not only makes and takes the time that I feel my case deserves, presents a respectable case on my behalf, but enters the courtroom with the respect, experience and savvy required to make the necessary progress and bring the matters of my family legitimately before judges and comissioners for appropriate request for orders as well as refinements to already existing orders on all fronts. Mr. Kanani has an element of humanity by which he weighs the issues at hand of which at times have been highly emotionally charged topics for my family. Although he is capable of respecting delicate issues, he is also very careful not to allow the element of emotion to affect the outcome of the case and maintains firm boundaries and limits by which he encourages we, myself as well as my witnesses, approach my case for the best outcome possible. No basis is left uncovered on court days and I can depend on that my issues will be resolved with the integrity they deserve. I am beyond grateful to Mr. Kabani for helping my children and I achieve legal heights that used to seem nearly impossible. I would highly recommend this attorney for any family law issue.
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Posted by Graham | November 15, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Thank you Ben!
I highly recommend Ben, and here is why... After 6.5 years of putting my all into my marriage, I filed for divorce. My wife immediately hired an attorney, filed for & obtained a temporary Restraining Order by lying to the court, kept me from our daughter for 6 weeks, and led us down a destructive path. Out of necessity, I hastily hired an attorney. After 9 months of deliberations, I spent en exorbitant amount of money, was kept from my daughter, and ended up with no legal custody & very limited visitation. All of this occurred because my counterpart simply continued with unlimited accusations, she had a good attorney, and I hired a bad attorney. I did not know any of this could happen as I'd been a dedicated husband, work-from-home father. I assumed all would work out as I had good intentions and wanted the best for everyone. I quickly learned that this does not matter, within the court system, when the other party has different intentions. The attorney I hired did not bring up valuable information in the court, did not ask the needed questions during our many court appearances, and did not take into account my useful ideas. Because of this, the end result was quite unfortunate; A loving father, left with very limited visitation, no savings, living month-to-month, depressed, and one who lost faith in the court system. As the following year passed, my ex-wife pursued attempts to get me into additional trouble. Calling the police for no reason, informing our child's pre-school of her prior temporary restraining order, and taking any action to defame me. I simply wanted to be left alone and wanted a reasonable custody schedule. After this 2nd year of threats, police phone calls, and defamatory actions, I finally fired my old attorney and found Ben. Within a few months I was back in court, Ben was concise in his presentation of facts, maintained a calm and direct manner, and ended this madness. The judge warned my ex-wife that she would loose majority custody if she did not discontinue her actions. As of today I have my daughter just shy of half the week (as it should be), I am no longer harassed, and I am living a happy life. All of which is because of Benjamin Kanani. I am so very thankful I found him.
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Posted by Rachid | October 23, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Amazing Lawyer
After 2 longs years fighting to find where my kids were and finally started the custody battle, I hired my first attorney who wasn't replying to my emails, phone calls, and wasn’t giving me updates. My case was just static until with God’s help, I finally find Ben to be a down to earth individual, as well as an excellent attorney extremely knowledgeable on custody actions. After meeting with him for a consultation, I knew that this was the law firm for me. Ben handled an extremely difficult case and enabled me and my children to return to a normal, happy life. Ben was absolutely amazing during such a difficult time. Very attentive to my needs and fought for me every step of the way. They were professional, yet caring and understanding the entire process. They were prompt in their replies, organized and kept me informed during my entire case. I was amazed when I called Ben on Sunday, and he picked up the phone and gave me guidance. Ben was more than just an attorney for me, he was a friend and brother. They are the only attorneys you need to consider. Again, I say...AMAZING!
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Posted by anonymous | July 28, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great, honest, and professional attorney
Benjamin is a great and professional attorney. He always took the time to answer all my questions and concerns... even if it meant keeping him on the phone for a long time on his busy schedule. He took care of my custody case which was a bit complicated given that my child's father lives overseas and many issues to be covered arise with such case. He always walked into court very confident which was a huge plus for me and his overall demeanor would put me at ease. There are a couple of things which I was not happy 100% with the ruling of my case, but most were dependent on the judge we were assigned; Issues in which Benjamin indeed tried his best by presenting good facts and arguments to the court. Overall, if you want an honest, professional, and good attorney, then I definitely recommend Ben.
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Posted by Liam | June 5, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Life Saver
Benjamin Kanani did a huge life saver. My ex falsely accused me of hitting her and made up a bunch of lies to gain an advantage in my case, but thanks to Ben's determination and attention to detail, the judge saw through it and denied her request for a restraining order, which could have cost me my job and set my career back in a big way. I would highly recommend him to anyone looking for quality legal representation.
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Posted by Rolynda | June 2, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best Experience under Unexpected Circumstances
Just the thought of having to get an attorney can be very stressful and having to do it unexpectedly can bring on anxiety that you have never felt, but Benjamin Kanani took all my worries to the bare minimum. From the moment I sent him a message on AVVO and He responded to me I was sold. I spoke with several attorneys before speaking to him and there was nothing like his comforting conversation, patience, honesty and understanding! I would recommend Benjamin without thinking twice. He is very thorough and doesn't make you feel like he is all about the money and nothing else. Even his office staff makes you feel so warm and welcomed. I have a 22 years son with Autism and Special needs, that I had to bring with me on 2 of my office visits and the fact he understood US was heart touching. He was even more understanding to the few times I had to talk with my son and even praised me as a mother. You just don't find loving people like him often. Yes I had to share details with him that no one ever thought they would have too, but Benjamin never made me feel less of a woman and even gave me great advice! I will forever be thankful and grateful for him. As I Smile... Benjamin is stuck with me for life!! Make Benjamin is your one stop! Look no further... His pure honesty is the best when under STRESS!!
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Posted by anonymous | April 1, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great lawyer!
I’m lucky to have Mr. Kanani to handle my case. He is very patient and helpful, knowledgeable on family law. He is also polite, considerate, hard-working, easy to work with. He is always on time, replies phone call and E-mail fast. I trust his suggestions. I will highly recommend Mr. Kanani to my friends!
Posted by RICK BANAWIS | March 29, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
What a relief!
Att. Ben Kanani did an excellent work when I was going through my divorce and very thankful that he was on my side. He was available 24-7 especially during the times when you really need legal advise and answered all my questions. He was very detail oriented, explained my case thoroughly, and very committed to the very end. He bend over backwards to resolve my case on a timely manner with positive result. I could never get over my legal turmoil without his expertise and support. I would never hesitate to ask for his legal counsel in the future. I would high recommend Ben to anyone who needs competent, experienced , & trustworthy legal representation!
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
  • Hourly Rates $ 250-500 per hour
  • Retainer Always
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 9.8 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Owner/Attorney
  • Law Office of Benjamin Kanani, APC
  • 2014 - Present

Education

  • Loyola University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2011
  • Univ of California San Diego
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2008

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Alepyan v. Adzhemyan - BD656438
  • Joint physical and legal custody with a 50/50 time split.

Associations

  • Beverly Hills Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2018 - Present
  • Los Angeles County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • State Bar of California
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Persian
  • Spanish

Honors and Awards

  • Wiley W. Manuel Award for Pro Bono Legal Services
  • State Bar of California
  • 2018
  • Certificate of Tribute
  • Harriett Buhai Center for Family Law
  • 2018
  • New Volunteer of the Year
  • Harriett Buhai Center for Family Law
  • 2018
  • Lead Counsel Rated
  • Lead Counsel
  • 2017
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Publications

Speaking Engagements

  • Harriett Buhai Center Training
  • Custody and Visitation
  • 2020

Attorney endorsements

Received (15)
Given (15)
Endorse Benjamin
Family Attorney | Dec 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ben Kanani is an extremely talented, generous, intelligent family law attorney. I worked with Ben during his time volunteering with the Harriett Buhai Center for Family Law, and saw firsthand how Ben was equally comfortable providing trauma informed legal advice for survivors of severe domestic violence, counseling parents involved in high-conflict custody and visitation situations, and addressing complex financial issues of support and asset division. He is a great asset to the community of family law attorneys practicing in Los Angeles."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 30
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I fully endorse Benjamin. He is an exceptional attorney, very knowledgeable and savvy, always prepared and extremely responsive."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Attorney Benjamin Kanani has exceptionally broad knowledge of California laws particularly in the areas of family, Criminal, land use, business and contract negotiation. He is also of excellent character and highly intelligent. I endorse Benjamin without reservation."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I recommend and endorse Mr. Kanani."
Unknown Attorney | Apr 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have had the honor and pleasure of working with Mr. Kanani on a series of cases. I was beyond impressed by Mr. Kanani's legal acumen, attention to detail, relentlessness, and incredibly ability to relate to clients. Ben is not only a top-notch professional but he has solid integrity and a heart of gold. I recommend him in strongest terms possible for any criminal or family case!"
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 03
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Benjamin is a great attorney. He is knowledgeable, professional, and a great resource to have."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 31
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have had the pleasure of working with Mr. Kanani on a variety of matters. He is extremely knowledgeable, organized, and thorough in both his presentation and understanding of criminal issues. He has impressed me on numerous occasions with his professionalism and dedication to the practice. I have on more than one occasion turned to Mr. Kanani to assist with me with exigent situations in criminal cases and he has come through resoundingly each time. I could not recommend more highly."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 31
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Ben and I have worked several multi defendant cases together and he's extremely bright, dedicated and motivated. It is a pleasure to have worked with him. I'll look forward to having another great experience with this worthy adversary in the future."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 30
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Ben Kanani is a professional attorney who has shown integrity and compassion in his practice."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 29
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Mr. Kanani is very personable. He's experienced in criminal defense and family law. He is patient with his clients and is very professional with other counsel."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 29
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 29
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Mar 29
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Probate Attorney | Mar 29
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
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Beverly Hills Family Lawyer Benjamin F Kanani
Benjamin F Kanani
Family Attorney
Beverly Hills, CA
Licensed for 12 years
Free Consultation