Ben Jones joined the firm in 2017 and is an associate in the Irvine office. Ben currently serves as Assistant City Attorney for the City of Carson, and also regularly assists many of the firm’s other city clients in a wide variety of practice areas including land use and zoning, contracts and public works, elections, and ethics and open government. Ben is also an experienced municipal code enforcement attorney and is one of the leading members of the firm’s marijuana law practice group, assisting numerous city clients with marijuana regulation and taxation.
Prior to joining A&W, Ben spent almost three years as an associate 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 numerous other public agencies. During that time, Ben gained significant experience in municipal code enforcement, litigation, labor and employment law, marijuana law, contracts, and public safety, among other practice areas.
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 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.