- Benjamin Jones is a Partner in Aleshire & Wynder’s (A&W) Irvine, California office.
Since 2018, Ben has served as Assistant City Attorney for the City of Carson. Among other duties for the City, Ben acts as counsel to the Carson Planning Commission and the Carson Mobile Home Rental Review Board.
Ben also serves as a Deputy City Attorney for the City of Rancho Palos Verdes.
Ben is also the Chair of A&W's Cannabis Law Practice Group, and is a member of the Community Services Policy Committee of the League of California Cities for 2023.
Ben works in a wide variety of practice areas including:
- Land use and zoning
- Environmental law
- Economic development
- Contracts and procurement
- Public works
- Ethics and open government including the Brown Act, Public Records Act, and Political Reform Act
Ben is also knowledgeable and experienced in municipal code enforcement, contract disputes, cannabis regulation, telecommunications law, elections, labor and employment, mobile home park laws, and municipal fees and taxation.
Prior to joining A&W, Ben spent almost three years as an attorney with a Coachella Valley-based municipal law firm, where he served as Deputy City Attorney for the City of Rancho Mirage, Deputy City Attorney and Assistant City Prosecutor for the City of Desert Hot Springs, and Interim Deputy City Attorney for the City of Moreno Valley, as well as Deputy General Counsel for several special districts.
Ben graduated from Loyola Law School, Los Angeles in 2013. While attending law school, Ben served as a judicial extern to the Honorable Mark S. Wallace of the United States Bankruptcy Court, Central District of California, and as a research assistant to Professor Justin Levitt, a nationally renowned election and redistricting law expert. Also during law school, Ben worked as a law clerk at a civil litigation law firm located in downtown Los Angeles, where he remained as an associate attorney for his first year of practice.
Ben in admitted to practice law in the State of California and the United States District Court for the Central District of California.