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Benjamin Adam Arsenian

Criminal defense Attorney at Santa Ana, CA

5.0   9 reviews

also known as Ben Arsenian

  • Licensed for 19 years
    State CA
    Acquired 2005
    Active No misconduct found

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About Benjamin

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Benjamin Arsenian is a native of Southern California. He obtained a Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration from the University of San Diego, followed by a Juris Doctorate, with honors, from Chapman University School of Law in Orange County. After graduating law school, Mr. Arsenian spent several years working with prominent personal injury attorneys. He obtained hundreds of thousands of dollars in verdicts and settlements for his clients.

In the middle of his career, Mr. Arsenian left private practice and began working at the District Attorney's office. There he learned behind-the-scene intricacies of criminal prosecution and was quickly promoted to Deputy District Attorney IV. Mr. Arsenian worked closely with law enforcement. He went on ride-a-longs with police offices, reviewed police reports, filed criminal charges, negotiated plea bargain deals, interviewed expert witnesses and won more than a hundred criminal trials. He received training in evidence, trial technique and felony sentencing from the California District Attorney Association. Mr. Arsenian learned the prosecution's side of the law from the inside out, with all its strengths and weaknesses. This is unique and vital knowledge for a defense attorney.


Preferring private practice, and being well-armed with first-hand experience in the District Attorney's office, Mr. Arsenian joined a large, state-wide firm and successfully handled thousands of criminal and personal injury cases. With his depth of experience, he knew there were better ways to get favorable results besides the cook-book, impersonal approach often found in big law firms.  


Mr. Arsenian opened his own law firm to satisfy clients' needs for individualized, professional services, tailored to the requirements of the client, at a discounted the Law Offices of Benjamin Arsenian, Mr. Arsenian provides his personalized, aggressive litigation expertise to each and every case. Your case will not be assigned to a junior-level associate. By eliminating most consultants, salespeople and middle managers, Mr. Arsenian provides his clients with "senior-level" experience at the "junior-level" prices of other firms.

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Law Offices of Benjamin Arsenian
2677 N Main St.
Suite 520
Santa Ana, CA, 92705

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Posted by alecia | April 24, 2015
Mr. ben
He helped us in every was he could. A very smart nice man. He will do anything to make his clients happy.. If I EVER need a lawyer again he will definitely be who I call!
Posted by anonymous | April 10, 2015
Top Notch Attorney
Benjamin Adam Arsenian was very helpful with my case by getting everything dismissed. He was also straight forward with informing me about every possible outcome good or bad and what we were going to do to fight it. I highly recommened him to anyone who is in a pinch and needs help.
Posted by Brianna | December 4, 2014
The best choice I made after my accident!
Just over a year ago I was involved in a car accident. I was hit by an uninsured driver and was injured. I had no idea where to begin getting the help I needed, and even though I had insurance - they were not nearly as helpful as Ben Arsenian. When Ben stepped in, he immediately found me the medical care I needed at no cost out of my pocket. Not only did he find me a doctor but he found me an INCREDIBLE doctor. Throughout every step of the process Ben was knowledgeable, helpful, and extremely prompt. Whenever I had a question, it was answered quickly and thoroughly. He kept me up to speed on the entire process and made everything so easy on me. He handled everything that related to my injury and dealt with my insurance. Once he got me a settlment (that was beyond my expectation!) he also handled all the disbursement of payment to my doctors and everyone else involved so that I didn't have to deal with any of it. Hiring Ben was the best choice I could have possibly made after my accident. I have referred him to friends and will continue to refer him. I hope I never have to use him again - but if anything like this comes up again - I know I will call Ben because I can trust him and rely on him for the help I need.
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Posted by Anthony Smith | July 15, 2013
All I have to say is this is the best attorney PERIOD! I am in Sales and know how important it is to have referrals, but I also know how easy it is to lie about referrals. I love your work Ben and my whole family thanks you, my mom especially who you met and spoke to often.
Posted by Sara Marie | April 24, 2013
Could not have asked for a better Lawyer or Friend!
Ben went above and beyond any expectations I had. I had recently gotten a DUI and needed some information on my case as well as some extra time on what I needed to get done. I was getting really nervous and a bit freaking out as to finishing my course and community service on time, especially since my court is out of the area. I reached out to Ben in hopes for some more information on what to do. He calmed me down and made me not worry as much. I work a full time 8-5 job so its very hard for me to get time off or go to a court that is over 30 minutes away from me. Ben was able to get me what I needed done quickly and I was informed every step of the way. Without Ben I would probably be in big trouble or be hospitalized with Panic attacks. He is the most professional and trustworthy Lawyer and he will make sure that you are well taken care of. To anyone who is looking for an honest and loyal guy, you can find him in Benjamin Arsenian.
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Posted by Pat | November 29, 2012
Great first time experience with Mr. Arsenian.
I was very worried for my son who got a DUI. Mr. Arsenian gave me his full attention and answered all my questions. I found him to be very smart, easy to understand and professional. I would definitely use him again. Thank you again.
Posted by Yvonne | May 6, 2012
Kept the Police in Check
My son rolled his vehicle in the Dairy Land late at night ( went off the road in an S turn and over corrected). He lost his phone when the vehicle rolled over. After waiting 20 minutes and no cars came by, he hiked home through the dairy's to our house. He woke my husband and i and after getting dresses and a cup of coffee we returned to the seen to find the car gone. My husband said we should just call the police in the morning because no one would steel a wrecked car. At 8am the next morning they called the insurance company and the Police to report the accident. My husband and son took off work 2 days that week and went to the Police station to make a report but no one would come out and speak with them. The desk clerk said he must have been drunk or he would have stayed longer and waited. Then the police come to our house and tell me that my son is avoiding them and that they are going to keep his car in impound and file hit and run charges against him. I told him he was full of it that they called and went to the station twice to talk with them. Then we called Mr. Arsenian and let him handle the Police. After he talked with them no charges were filed and the car was released without impound fees. Mr. Arsenian was extremely knowledgeable and had a no nonsense approach to dealing with the police. If your in an accident or get stopped for DUI you want this attorneys phone number in your pocket before you talk to the police.
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Posted by Mike | May 3, 2012
If you need a top DUI/ Criminal attorney this is your guy.
Mr. Arsenian handled my DUI case both with the DMV and the district Attorneys office. He kept me informed every step of the way and returned my calls the same day. He seemed very knowledgeable and when the Police wanted to do follow up questioning he called them and spoke to them directly thus averting another interview. Ultimately the District Attorneys office chose not to file charges. IF YOU NEED A GOOD LAWYER WHO IS ON TOP OF HIS GAME, THIS IS THE GUY.
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Posted by Salvador | May 3, 2012
What you do not know can hurt you, Knowledge is power in the game of life.
Mr. Arsenian,is the best Attorney when it comes to having to go to court. I had an expired license (not a suspended or driving w/o) and was in convenience by the Rancho Cucamonga CA Police department, I was arrested and confined in jail for over 24 hours for a $450 fine. Mr. Arsenian handled the case from the day i was released and i never had to go to court or pay additional fees. If your seeking an attorney to go the extra mile, look no further, Mr. Arsenian is my Lawyer for as long as I live.
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AVVO RATING 9.6 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Managing Partner
  • Law Offices of Benjamin Arsenian
  • 2012 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Law Offices of Earl Carter
  • 2010 - 2012
  • Deputy District Attorney IV
  • District Attorney's Office
  • 2006 - 2010
  • Attorney
  • Law Offices of Nigel Burns
  • 2004 - 2006
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  • Chapman University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2004
  • University of San Diego
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2001

Sample of Legal Cases

  • People v. Dahlberg
  • Victory
  • People v. Sandra V.
  • Dismissed
  • DMV Hearing re: Adrian A.
  • DMV Set Aside
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  • Orange County Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Orange County Criminal Defense Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Orange County Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • North Orange County Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Robert A. Banyard American Inn of Court
  • Member
  • N/A
  • San Bernardino County Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Western San Bernardino County Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Riverside County Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Honors and Awards

  • News Letter, Honorable Mention, Excellence in Trial Tactics
  • Trial Tactics
  • 2012
  • Outstanding Coach
  • Mock Trial
  • 2008


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Speaking Engagements

  • Young Lawyer Division Meeting
  • Criminal Defense Practice
  • 2011
  • CLE - Tulare County District Attorney
  • CLE - Closing Arguments
  • 2010
  • CLE - Tulare County District Attorney
  • CLE- How to Proof up a Drug Preliminary Hearing in 7 quesions
  • 2010
  • CLE - Tulare County District Attorney
  • CLE - Premeditation and deliberation
  • 2010
  • CLE - Tulare County District Attorney
  • CLE - Techniques in Voir Dire
  • 2010
  • CLE - Tulare County District Attorney
  • CLE - Lifer hearings
  • 2010
  • CLE - Tulare County District Attorney
  • CLE - Grand theft auto PC 10851(a)
  • 2010
  • CLE - Tulare County District Attorney
  • CLE - How to prove up a drug charge
  • 2010
  • Law Review for Felony Proseuctors
  • Assault with Great Bodily Injury Likely
  • 2009
  • Felony Law Review
  • How to win a Grand Theft Auto case
  • 2009
  • CLE - Tulare County District Attorney
  • CLE - Cunningham & Motive
  • 2009
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Attorney endorsements

Received (22)
Given (35)
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Unknown Attorney | Mar 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"An excellent lawyer who treats clients with patience, care, understanding, and utmost professionalism - an even better person and I wholeheartedly recommend for future services."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Nov 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Benjamin Arsenian is an excellent attorney. He works very hard for his clients and is very knowledgeable of the law."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I recently referred a client to Mr. Arsenian on a felony matter. Mr. Arsenian treated my referral like family - and secured a dismissal of all charges! I will continue to refer clients to Mr. Arsenian."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Benjamin. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 30
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Having worked with Ben, I know him to be spot on when it comes to complex legal issues, he is professional in the courtroom and hard when it comes to the advocacy of his clients. This is a guy you want representing you. I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I was a fellow prosecutor with Ben. He is a very bright and dedicated lawyer. When your back is against the wall, he is the type of lawyer you want on your side. I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Arsenian is a zealous advocate who will always put his clients' interests first above all else."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 06
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Benjamin pays attention to detail for each of his clients and is a reliable attorney."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 12
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Arsenian is highly knowledgeable in the field of criminal defense. I call Mr. Arsenian for advice and guidance every time I encounter an issue which I am not familiar with, and I am grateful to say he always has the right answer to my question. Furthermore, he is very approachable and a pleasure to work with."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 03
Relationship: Co-worker
"Ben is a wonderful attorney who cares about his clients. He is an amazing criminal defense and personal injury attorney. Ben is intelligent, hard working and determined to produce excellent results for clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I previously worked with Mr. Arsenian and he has the knowledge and experience to represent clients effectively."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 16
Relationship: Supervised lawyer
"I endorse this lawyer. He is hard working, creative and extremely ethical and cares about his clients. He also has significant experience and success."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 12
Relationship: Co-worker
"I have had the pleasure of working with Mr. Arsenian for over three years. During that time, he acted as a source of information for his fellow attorneys, a mentor for newer lawyers, and a fierce advocate for the accused. His experience as a trial lawyer, and a prosecutor are invaluable to those who wish to retain the most competent and compassionate representation possible."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Arsenian is a highly qualified defense attorney who can and will get the better deal for his clients. He is well known and liked by the criminal defense community and I recommend his services!"
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Santa Ana Criminal defense Lawyer Benjamin Adam Arsenian
Benjamin Adam Arsenian
Criminal defense Attorney
Santa Ana, CA
Licensed for 19 years
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