Benjamin J. Sowards

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Estate Planning & Probate Attorney in Campbell, CA

Sowards Law Firm, APC
 | 2542 S. Bascom Ave., Suite 200
Campbell, CA 95008
Phone: 408-371-6000
Fax: 408-371-6005
Selected To Rising Stars: 2011 - 2014
Licensed Since: 2004
Practice Areas:
  • Estate Planning & Probate (80%),
  • Elder Law (20%)
Attorney Profile

Attorney Benjamin J. Sowards is the founder and owner of Sowards Law Firm in Campbell, California. Serving a diverse range of clients throughout Santa Cruz and Santa Clara counties and the surrounding areas, Mr. Sowards focuses his practice primarily on estate planning and wealth transfer matters as well as corporate and LLC formation and planning, corporate governance, and other related areas.

Throughout his career, Mr. Sowards has assisted numerous clients with their wills, trusts, special needs planning, asset protection planning, elder law and Medi-Cal planning, crisis and emergency estate planning, estate planning during divorce, probate, estate and trust administration, charitable gift planning, and estate litigation. He also has extensive experience handling a wide range of commercial matters for numerous Fortune 500 corporations and corporate executives as well as small- and medium-sized closely held businesses.

A magna cum laude graduate of San Jose State University, Mr. Sowards attended the University of California at Davis School of Law, where he was a member of the U.C. Davis Law Review and served as senior articles editor for the U.C. Davis Business Law Journal. Recognized for his outstanding academic achievements, he also received the Witkins Award for Securities Regulation. He obtained his Juris Doctor in 2004, and the State Bar of California admitted him to practice that same year.

Highly active in his legal community, Mr. Sowards is a member of numerous local, state and national professional legal organizations, including the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, WealthCounsel and the J. Reuben Clark Law Society. He is also involved with various civic organizations in his area, and he has served on the board of directors for the Milpitas Chamber of Commerce as well as president of the BYU Management Society's Silicon Valley Chapter.

Recognized for his impeccable professionalism and service, Mr. Sowards has earned top ratings on Avvo as well as numerous awards and honors, including the Wiley W. Manuel Award from the State Bar of California.

Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Estate Planning & Probate (80%): Estate Planning, Probate & Estate Administration, Trusts, Wills

Elder Law (20%)

Focus Areas

Estate Planning, Probate & Estate Administration, Trusts, Wills


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Rising Stars: 2011 - 2014

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About Benjamin Sowards

Admitted: 2004, California

Professional Webpage:


  • “Superb” rating (10 out of 10),
  • Graduated at the Top of his class, University of California, Davis
  • California Super Lawyer – Rising Star for 4 years
  • Wiley W. Manual Award for Pro Bono Legal Services, California State Bar, 2008

Special Licenses/Certifications:

  • California Bar License, 2004

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Silicon Valley Bar Association, Member
  • National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, Member
  • California Bar Association, Member

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • Contributing Author, Fiduciary Duties and Other Responsibilities of Corporate Directors and Officers, R.R. Donnelley Capital Markets, 2008 edition
  • Editor, U.C. Davis Business Law Journal, University of California, Davis
  • Member, U.C. Davis Law Review, University of California, Davis

Educational Background:

  • San Jose State University, Honors: President’s Scholar – Top 1% of Entire Student Body, Honors: Recipient of the Huck Schmidt Scholarship

Industry Groups

  • American Bar Association
  • California Bar Association
  • Elder Financial Protection Network
  • Silicon Valley Bar Association
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Office Location for Benjamin J. Sowards

2542 S. Bascom Ave.
Suite 200
Campbell, CA 95008

Phone: 408-371-6000

Fax: 408-371-6005

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Last Updated: 1/22/2019

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