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Benjamin I. Schiff

Benjamin I. Schiff

The Law Office of Benjamin I. Schiff
  • Criminal Law, Domestic Violence, White Collar Crime...
  • California
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Prior to entering private practice Ben Schiff was a deputy public defender in Riverside County for 11 years where he worked his way up to trial attorney for some of the most serious and difficult cases:

Violent felonies including murders, attempted murders, gang-related crime, adult and child sexual assault and abuse cases, felony domestic violence cases, violent assault and robbery cases, drug transportation and sales cases, as well as complex fraud, embezzlement and theft cases.

Prior to his work in Riverside, Ben was a deputy public defender in Los Angeles County where he went to trial regularly in a variety of misdemeanor and felony cases.

Though Ben was handling a wide variety of interesting, difficult cases, he left the public defender’s office to gain the private control required to give more comprehensive attention to these kinds of cases. Ben will enlist the finest experts and investigators he has worked with over the years to assist as needed in your defense.

Born on the U.S.-Mexico border, Spanish his first language, Ben received his law degree in 1985 from University of San Diego Law School, graduating with Magna Cum Laude honors. He emphasized criminal defense work by participating in the criminal law clinic and on the law school national trial team; he also did advanced work in the area of criminal procedure and worked as a summer clerk for a prominent San Diego criminal defense firm. This interest in criminal law began with undergraduate criminal justice, ethics and philosophy classes. Ben graduated from Stanford University in 1979 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Philosophy with Honors in the Humanities. Between college and law school, Ben spent three years in private business and later spent 17 years in New York City training and working as a stage actor.

Practice Areas
  • Criminal Law
  • Domestic Violence
  • White Collar Crime
  • Juvenile Law
  • DUI & DWI
Fees
  • Free Consultation
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
California
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Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
  • Spanish: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Deputy Public Defender
Riverside County Office of the Public Defender
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Trial attorney for misdemeanor and felony cases.
Deputy Public Defender
Los Angeles County Office of the Public Defender
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Trial Attorney for misdemeanor and felony cases.
Education
University of San Diego School of Law
J.D. (1985) | Law
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Honors: Magna Cum Laude
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Stanford University
B.A. (1979) | Philosophy
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Honors: Honors in the Humanities
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Awards
Magna Cum Laude Honors
University of San Diego School of Law
Top 5% Graduate
Honors in the Humanities
Stanford University
Professional Associations
National Association of Criminal Defense Trial Lawyers
Member
Current
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California public Defender Association
Member
Current
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CALIFORNIA DUI LAWYERS ASSOCIATION
Member
Current
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Riverside County Bar Association
Member
Current
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San Bernardino County Bar Association
Member
Current
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California State Bar # 122518
Member
- Current
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Websites & Blogs
Website
The Law Office of Benjamin I. Schiff Website
Contact & Map
Redlands, CA Office
1255 W. Colton Ave.
Redlands, CA 92374
USA
Telephone: (909) 689-4439
Palm Desert, CA Office
74-710 Highway 111, Ste. 102
Palm Desert, CA 92260
USA
Telephone: (909) 689-4439