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Benedict C. “Ben” Di Duca is licensed to practice law in the State of California, admitted to practice law in the United States District Court, Eastern District, and is a member of the Mediation Panel for the California Court of Appeal, Third Appellate District.  Mr. Di Duca earned his Juris Doctor degree in 2001 from Cal Northern School of Law. He has received advanced training in trial advocacy, presentation of evidence, evidentiary foundations, and deposition techniques. After his admission to the bar in 2001, Mr. Di Duca left private practice to serve as a Deputy District Attorney for the County of Colusa, State of California. He later returned to private practice, founding the firm that is now Di Duca Law, PC.  Mr. Di Duca oversees all business and real estate transactions and all matters related to general construction law and litigation.

Mr. Di Duca was first licensed as a California General Building Contractor in 1977 and, for more than 25 years, performed work on private and public works projects throughout California. Presently, Mr. Di Duca is a license General Building Contractor and General Engineering Contractor.

Mr. Di Duca brings to the firm his substantial knowledge of business transactions, real estate development, and the construction industry, including construction methods, contracting, project management, payment disputes, construction claims, delay claims, and critical path scheduling. Mr. Di Duca’s experience in business and the construction industry sets him apart in the profession.


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Practice areas


  1. Estate Planning: 25%
    15 years
  2. Business: 25%
    15 years
  3. Construction: 25%
    15 years
  4. Litigation: 20%
    15 years
  5. Mediation: 5%
    15 years



Hourly ($375-400/hour)

Payment types:

Cash, Check

Attorney endorsements

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  • Jennifer Lee Smith

    I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Di Duca is a detail oriented attorney who is passionate about the structure and stability of his clients' businesses. He responds quickly to clients. He is an ardent advocate to have in your corner.


    Jennifer Smith Estate planning Attorney
    Relationship: Worked for lawyer

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    I endorse this lawyer. I had the pleasure of working with Ben on a business matter a couple of years ago. At all times Ben was professional, ethical and displayed an excellent grasp of the legal issues at hand.


    Cameron Bordner Litigation Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact info

Benedict C. Di Duca

Di Duca Law, PC
20 Declaration Drive, Suite 200
Chico, CA, 95973-4901


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
ValedictorionCal Northern School of Law2001
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PresidentDI DUCA LAW, PC (formerly Di Duca Stearns, PC)2008 - Present
AttorneyBENEDICT C. DI DUCA, Esq.2003 - 2008
Deputy District AttorneyColusa County District Attorney2002 - 2003
AttorneyChristensen & Scwharz, LLP2001 - 2002
Association namePosition nameDuration
State Bar of California,Estate Planning SectionMember2014 - Present
California Court of Appeal, Third Appellate DistrictCourt Mediation Panel2010 - Present
Butte County Bar AssociationMember2006 - Present
District Court of California, Eastern DistrictAdmitted to Practice2004 - Present
State of CaliforniaNotary Public2002 - Present
State Bar of CaliforniaAdmitted to Practice2001 - Present
Lions Eye FoundationLife MemberN/A
Valley Contractor’s ExchangeMemberN/A
Lions Clubs InternationalPast PresidentN/A
International Society of Explosives EngineersFounding Member, Golden West ChapterN/A
Associated General Contractors of California (past)Member2008 - 2012
Butte-Glenn Community College FoundationPresident1994 - 1996
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Business WorkoutSuccessful
Construction Defects LitigationSettled
Business SaleSuccessful
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Publication nameTitleDate
Valley Contractor's ExchangeCan I Sell My Business And Retire On The Income?2014
VCE NewslineManaging Your Business For Profitability2010
International Society of Explosives EngineersCost Effective Rock Removal Techniques1997
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
CAL Northern School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2001
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
VCE Contractor's Exchange SeminarContract Red Flag Provisions2016
Valley Contractor's Exchange SeminarOrganize Your Organization2016
SeminarTop 10 Contract Red Flags2014
Public Works SeminarManaging Risk And Profit Through Project Control2012
Public Works SeminarManaging Risk And Profit Through Project Control2011
Contractor SeminarCalifornia Mechanics' Liens And Stop Notices2011
Seminar Presentations:Preserve Your Right To Payment, Valley Contractor’s Exchange2002