Benjamin H. Ballard

Benjamin H. Ballard: Attorney with Ballard Law Office


Since 1980 I have specialized in resolving business contract and commercial issues, representing and advising San Francisco Bay Area companies in a variety of industries, including automotive, alcoholic beverage, agricultural, chemical, clothing and apparel, dental, distribution and wholesale, electronics, marine, software, real estate, entertainment, equipment manufacturing, fine arts, jewelry and rare coinage. I also represent my clients in non-business matters, such as trust and probate, real property, general litigation and other ordinary-person issues.

I have tried numerous cases to verdict and judgment, and through appeal. I represent both plaintiffs and defendants in state and federal court matters ranging from small business, contract and trust disputes to large and complex, multi-party litigations. My work includes ongoing experience in mediation and arbitration of disputes – the Alternative Dispute Resolution (“ADR”) procedures that now predominate in both state and federal courts and end up resolving most cases without trial.

I communicate clearly with clients, so they understand their situations, but also to assure they are as involved as they would like to be in their cases and able provide effective assistance in getting them resolved as quickly and efficiently as possible.

Though I have practiced for over 35 years, I recognize the importance of being up to date technologically, and and stay on top of (and use) ongoing developments in electronic case management and communications that have provided attorneys with leverage, mobility and efficiencies not possible even a few years ago.

Areas of Practice (20)

  • Commercial Law
  • Business Enterprises
  • Business Formation
  • Small Business Law
  • Limited Liability Company Law
  • Closely Held Business Law
  • Buying and Selling of Businesses
  • Business Planning
  • Business Litigation
  • Environmental Cleanup
  • Internet Law
  • Property Law
  • Property Damage
  • Estate Litigation
  • Guardianship and Conservatorship
  • Powers of Attorney
  • Wills
  • Probate
  • Estate Planning
  • Trusts and Estates

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
415-781-3500  Phone
(866) 295-5669  Fax
University Attended:
University of California, A.B., Journalism, 1975
Law School Attended:
University of California, Hastings College of the Law, J.D., 1980
Year of First admission:
1980, California
Payment Information:
  • Credit cards accepted
  • Free Initial Consultation
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