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I graduated cum laude from the University of Pittsburgh where I earned a Bachelor of Philosophy degree in Film Studies with a certificate in Russian and East European Studies.  During my undergraduate studies, I also attained the university’s highest undergraduate merit scholarship as well as its higher undergraduate research fellowship — the Chancellor’s Scholarship and Chancellor’s Fellowship.  In 1998, I was accepted by Southwestern University’s SCALE program, the first ABA-accredited two year year law school program.  During my graduate studies, I attained the university’s highest merit scholarship, the Wildman Scholarship. I received my Juris Doctor in May 2000 and became a member of the California State Bar later that year. Most of my thirteen years of civil litigation have been as defense counsel for California employers where my philosophy is simple: “assess your legal risks and identify your options for managing those risks.”

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Contact info

Inhouse Co.

5350 Topanga Canyon Blvd.
Woodland Hills, CA, 91364

Practice areas

Licensed

  1. Employment: 80%
    16 years, 70 cases
  2. Contracts: 10%
    16 years, 60 cases
  3. Intellectual Property: 10%
    16 years, 25 cases

Payment

Fees:

Hourly ($250-350/hour), Fixed (sometimes), Free consultation (15 minutes)

Payment types:

Check, Credit card

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  • Rhett Thomas Francisco

    Ben and I met as opposing counsel in a litigated matter. Ben was (and is) dogged and determined in his representation of his clients. He was (and is) a formidable opponent. The litigation became heated and contentious at times, but Ben maintained his professionalism and put his clients' interests first. I certainly would (and do) trust him with any number of legal matters/cases.

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  • Usama Kahf

    I had the pleasure of having Ben as my opposing counsel in an employment matter. Ben was a strong and resourceful advocate for his client, while also being professional, civil and actually nice to work against.

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Resume

License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
CAActive200005/24/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Awards
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Voltunteer of the YearSoCal Pitt Club2013
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AssociateMetal Law Group, LLP2009 - 2013
Solo PractitionerLaw Office of Benjamin Hill2001 - 2009
Associations
Association namePosition nameDuration
Winnetka Neighborhood CouncilN/A2016 - Present
Los Angeles County Bar AssociationAttorney Member2013 - Present
SoCal Pitt ClubTreasurer2010 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Saunders v. ACE Industrial Supply, Inc.Confidential Settlement & Release of All Claims
Garcia v. Allstate Nursing Services, Inc.Defense verdict
Androvich v. EubankDismissal of Claim
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Education
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Southwestern University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2000
University of PittsburghFilm & Slavic StudiesB.Phil (Honors College)1997