Benjamin J. Cheeks

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Top Rated Criminal Defense Attorney in San Diego, CA

Law Office of Benjamin Jerome Cheeks
 | 600 West Broadway, Suite 700
San Diego, CA 92101
Phone: 619-995-7828
Fax: 619-272-7001
Selected To Rising Stars: 2018 - 2020
Licensed Since: 2010
Practice Areas:
  • Criminal Defense (50%),
  • Appellate (50%)
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    A highly regarded trial attorney, Benjamin J. Cheeks is the founder of the Law Office of Benjamin Jerome Cheeks. From his office in San Diego, California, he divides his practice between criminal defense and civil litigation, representing clients throughout the region. Admitted to practice before all California state courts since 2010, Mr. Cheeks is admitted to practice in New York as well.

    In his criminal defense practice, Mr. Cheeks provides vigorous advocacy for people who have been charged by the government with having committed misdemeanor or felony offenses. The types of cases that he has worked on have included drug possession and distribution, driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol, robbery, homicide, weapons violations, and fraud and other white collar crimes. Mr. Cheeks has been able to obtain positive results for his clients, through dismissals, acquittals, reversals on appeal, and favorable plea agreements that he has been able to negotiate with the prosecution.

    A large portion of Mr. Cheeks' civil trial practice consists of personal injury and wrongful death litigation, and his clients are people who have been harmed by the negligence of other parties in incidents arising out of medical malpractice, motor vehicle accidents, and premises liability. He has obtained significant compensation for them through both jury awards and negotiated settlements. Other civil matters that Mr. Cheeks has handled have involved employment law, insurance coverage disputes, civil rights violations, and professional licensing defense. His successful track record in all of these endeavors has earned Mr. Cheeks a 10.0 "Superb" peer review rating through Avvo. A graduate of the University of Miami, where he majored in political science and religious studies and received a Bachelor of Arts in 2000, Mr. Cheeks attended the American University Washington College of Law and was awarded his Juris Doctor in 2003.

    Practice Areas
    • 50%Criminal Defense
    • 50%Appellate


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    Rising Stars: 2018 - 2020

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    About Benjamin Cheeks

    Admitted: 2010, California

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    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • Lawyers Club of San Diego
    • Consumer Attorney’s of San Diego
    • Earl B. Gilliam Bar Association
    • Louis M. Welsh American Inn of Court
    • San Diego County Bar Association

    Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

    • Thomas Jefferson School of Law, Adjunct Professor

    Educational Background:

    • University of Miami, Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and Religious studies
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    Office Location for Benjamin J. Cheeks

    600 West Broadway
    Suite 700
    San Diego, CA 92101

    Phone: 619-995-7828

    Fax: 619-272-7001

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    Last Updated: 9/15/2020

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