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Benjamin Arsenian is a native of Southern California. He obtained a Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration from the University of San Diego, followed by a Juris Doctorate, with honors, from Chapman University School of Law in Orange County. After graduating law school, Mr. Arsenian spent several years working with prominent personal injury attorneys. He obtained hundreds of thousands of dollars in verdicts and settlements for his clients. Mr. Arsenian spent his first few years of practice working exclusively under Mr. Burns where he gained valuable experience.

In the middle of his career, Mr. Arsenian left private practice and began working at the District Attorney's office. There he learned behind-the-scene intricacies of criminal prosecution and was quickly promoted to Deputy District Attorney IV. Mr. Arsenian worked closely with law enforcement. He went on ride-a-longs with police offices, reviewed police reports, filed criminal charges, negotiated plea bargain deals, interviewed expert witnesses and successfully tried more than 50 cases. He received training in evidence, trial technique and felony sentencing from the California District Attorney Association. Mr. Arsenian learned the prosecution's side of the law from the inside out, with all its strengths and weaknesses. This is unique and vital knowledge for a defense attorney.

Preferring private practice, and being well-armed with first-hand experience in the District Attorney's office, Mr. Arsenian joined a large, state-wide firm and successfully handled thousands of criminal cases from the defense side. In 2012, Mr. Arsenian formed his own firm and also handles matters for the Law Offices of Nigel Burns as of Counsel where his particular experience and knowledge are invaluable.

Benjamin Arsenian is active and up-to-date within the legal community. He is a member of the Orange County Bar Association, Orange County Criminal Defense Bar Association, Orange County Trial Lawyers Association, North Orange County Bar Association, Banyard Inn of Court, San Bernardino County Bar Association, Western San Bernardino County Bar Association, and the Riverside County Bar Association.