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Ben Aguilar received his J.D from Thomas Jefferson School of Law in 2011 where he was the President of the International Law Society. Ben received his B.A. in Sociology with a minor in Education from the University of California, Irvine in 2007.


Before attending law school, Ben had the opportunity to work for the Spanish Justice Department in Barcelona, Spain where he worked directly with victims and perpetrators of domestic violence. This experience prompted Ben’s desire to attend law school and commit to public interest and ensuring all individuals have equal access to the justice system.


While attending law school, Ben served as the American Bar Association's 9th Circuit Lieutenant Governor of Communications and as a member of the National Advisory Committee for Equal Justice Works. Ben spent his first summer in law school clerking at the Center for International Protection in Moscow, Russia where he assisted in providing legal aid to Russian nationals' victims of human right violations in filing complaints before the European Court of Human Rights. He spent the summer after his second year in law school taking law classes in Hangzhou, China. Ben clerked at the American Civil Liberties Union of San Diego and Imperial Counties for two years and also volunteered with the California Innocence Project.


Ben currently serves on the Thomas Jefferson School of Law Alumni Board of Directors. He has previously served in the board of directors for the Coalition for Reproductive Choice, and Visionaries In Philanthropy (Meals-On-Wheels San Diego).


Ben is admitted to practice law in California and the Southern federal district of California. He is a member of the American Bar Association, San Diego County Bar Association, La Raza Lawyers, National Lawyers Guild, and the Tom Homann LGBT Law Association.


Languages spoken: Spanish, Catalan

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Practice areas


  1. Family: 40%
  2. Child Custody: 20%
  3. Divorce: 20%
  4. Immigration: 10%
  5. Child Support: 10%



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Contact info

Law Offices of Ben Aguilar

101 W. Broadway
Suite 1770
San Diego, CA, 92101

Law Offices of Ben Aguilar

1265 W. State Street
Suite 104
El Centro, CA, 92243



We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Best LGBT Lawyers Under 40National LGBT Bar Association2016
On the Rise - Top 40 Young LawyersAmerican Bar Association2016
Latino Impact - Volunteer of the YearSan Diego Magazine2015
40 Under 40 // 2015 EditionSan Diego Metro Magazine2015
Best of the BarSan Diego Business Journal2015
Outstanding Service to Legal Profession AwardSan Diego County Bar Association2015
Latinos Making a Difference (Finalist)San Diego Magazine2014
Best of the Bar 2014San Diego Business Journal2014
Top Attorney / Semi-Finalist (Family Law 2014)San Diego Daily Transcript2014
Founder's AwardFamily Justice Center Alliance2014
2013 Young AttorneySan Diego Daily Transcript2013
Latinos Making a Difference - FinalistSan Diego Magazine2013
Semi-Finalist Top Attorneys 2013 (Family & Immigration)San Diego Daily Transcript2013
Student Organization President of the YearThomas Jefferson School of Law Student Bar Association2011
Leadership and Service AwardAmerican Bar Association2011
Pro-Bono Service AwardThomas Jefferson School of Law2011
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AttorneyLaw Offices of Ben Aguilar2012 - Present
Attorney / ParalegalLaw Offices of Philip M. Cohen2012 - 2012
Law ClerkAmerican Civil Liberties Union of San Diego and Imperial Counties2010 - 2012
Law ClerkCalifornia Innocence Project2010 - 2010
Law ClerkACON Laboratories2009 - 2009
Law ClerkCenter for International Protection2009 - 2009
Law ClerkSpain Justice Department2005 - 2006
Association namePosition nameDuration
American Bar AssociationFamily Law Fellow2014 - Present
San Diego La Raza Lawyers AssociationBoard of Directors2014 - Present
No Silence No ViolenceBoard of Directors2014 - Present
American Bar AssociationVice Chair - Alternative Families Committee2014 - Present
Tom Homann Law AssociationCo-President - Board of Directors2014 - Present
San Diego Human Dignity FoundationProfessional Advisor Network2013 - Present
San Diego La Raza Lawyers AssociationCommunity Outreach Co-Chair2014 - 2015
San Diego County Bar Association, New Lawyer DivisionBoard of Directors2013 - 2014
Thomas Jefferson School of Law Alumni Association Board of DirectorsBoard of Directors2011 - 2015
Equal Justice WorksNational Advisory Committee2010 - 2012
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Ramos MatterGranted.
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Universitat de BarcelonaSociologyBA - Bachelor of ArtsN/A
American Business and Legal Education - Moscow,RussiaLawJD - Juris DoctorN/A
Thomas Jefferson School of LawN/AN/AN/A
University of California - IrvineN/AN/AN/A
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
American Bar AssociationWhat Do Lawyers Do?2016
American Bar Association, Family Law SectionEvidence Bootcamp2015
American Bar Association, Family Law SectionThe Practice of Family Law2015
Maestría en Litigaciòn OralLL.M in Trial Advocacy (Spanish) - Family Law2014
Diversity WeekDiversity in the Legal Profession2014
“Cutting-Edge Legal Entrepreneurship: Starting a Law Practice in a Law School Incubator”.“Cutting-Edge Legal Entrepreneurship: Starting a Law Practice in a Law School Incubator”.2013
Self-Help Clinic TrainingFamily Law Self-Help Clinic Training2013
Legal Education and Exchange Program (LEEP)Introduction to International Human Rights2013
La Raza LawyersNetworking for Lawyer and Law Students2013
Internet Marketing for Solo PractitionersInternet Marketing for Solo Practitioners2013
International Access to JusticeInternational Access to Justice2013
International Access to JusticeInternational Access to Justice2013
Foundation for WomenRecurrent Issues in Immigration and Family Law2013
Family Law for the Solo PractitionerFamily Law for the Solo Practitioners2013
Duct Tape MarketingPublic Relations 1012013
Constitution DayConstitution Day2013
Community Lawyers Summer ProgramAccess to Justice Overview2013
Case ReferralsLegal Issue Spotting Seminar2013
Avvo and the Solo PractitionerAvvo and the Solo Practitioner2013
Career FairTransitioning from College to Graduate School2009