Our Attorney

Ben Hampton

 

Ben is a Riverside native who has practiced exclusively in the Inland Empire. As a Riverside attorney, Ben represented police departments and law enforcement officers accused of misconduct, excessive force, and other civil rights violations. Ben also worked as a deputy district attorney in San Bernardino, successfully prosecuting a variety of different misdemeanor and felony offenses, never losing a case.

Ben’s passion lies in protecting the rights of the accused, however. As a Riverside criminal defense attorney, Ben uses his experience as a former prosecutor and representative of law enforcement to aggressively defend his clients.

Defying the stereotype of private defense attorneys who avoid trial at all cost, Ben’s greatest asset lies in his exceptional trial skills. Ben will work tirelessly to reduce or dismiss your charges at the early stages of your case, but prosecutors negotiating with Ben know that when push comes to shove, he isn’t afraid to take a case to trial. This gives Ben’s clients a tremendous advantage in the negotiation process: Prosecutors know that if the case doesn’t settle, they will face an uphill battle before a jury. When he isn’t in trial, Ben keeps his practice sharpened by teaching trial advocacy and evidence, and the trial team he coaches is one of the most successful programs in California.

When you retain Ben, you will have direct access to your criminal defense attorney. Ben’s clients are given his personal cell number, and he encourages direct communication. No office numbers that only connect you with a receptionist promising the attorney will call you back... No email addresses that have slow, if any, response times... You will know what is happening with your case at all times, and how it is being aggressively defended.

Education
  • Pepperdine University School of Law

    • JD​

  • University of California, Riverside

    • BA (Political Science)​

Experience
  • San Bernardino County District Attorney

    • Deputy Prosecutor​

  • Best Best & Krieger. LLP

    • Associate attorney​

Practice Areas

A Riverside Native 

Defending the Inland Empire

 
 

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