Benjamin H. Berkley, Esq.
From as far back as he can remember Benjamin Berkley was always fascinated by law. Growing up in Long Beach, New York his daily schedule revolved around grainy black and white reruns of Perry Mason, who with the help of Della Street, solved the most complicated of crimes imaginable – wining cases for their all but convicted clients. So it was no surprise to his family and friends that upon High School graduation, young Ben Berkley chose law as his career path.
After years of intense study Benjamin Berkley earned his Juris Doctorate degree and has practiced law for over forty years, specializing in Estate Planning, Estate Administration, and Social Security Disability Appeals.
In addition to being admitted to the State Bar of California, he is also licensed to practice before the United States Supreme Court. He maintains his office in Fullerton.
Ben always enjoyed writing but never seemed to have the time to pen the book he wanted to write. His days were filled with building his law practice and spending time with his wife and two children. It wasn’t until Ben’s uncle became ill that he realized how important it was for him to write "MY WISHES, A PLANNING GUIDE FOR THE INEVITABLE."
Since writing “My Wishes,” he has written three other self- help books: “The Complete Executor’s Guidebook, Winning Your Social Security Disability Case, and Before You Say I Do Again, A Buyer’s Beware Guide to Remarriage, as well as his first novel, "Against My Will," which was published in 2012.
Ben's second novel, "In Defense of Guilt," scheduled to be released in the early fall of 2018, is the life changing novel about Lauren Hill, a driven defense attorney who has never lost a case. Representing a man accused of throwing his wife overboard on a cruise, chic, elegant and sophisticated Lauren begins to artfully present her case. But as Judge Howell morphs into God, (seen through Lauren’s eyes only) her life of infidelity, poor parenthood, and self-absorption is questioned by the Almighty as he charges Lauren with committing the seven deadly sins. But is this real or fantasy? Is Lauren on the edge of a nervous breakdown or is God presiding and ultimately deciding Lauren’s fate? "In Defense of Guilt" is a story of survival, self- discovery, justice, and ultimately about love.
Ben is also a contributing writer for the Huffington Post.
- Against My Will
- In Defense of Guilt (coming Fall 2018)
Legal Guide Books
- Before You Say I Do Again
- A Buyer’s Beware Guide to Remarriage
- My Wishes: Your Plan for Organizing and Communicating Your Family’s Needs
- The Complete Executor’s Guide
- Winning Your Social Security Disability Case.