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Benjamin Okin

Before residing in Humboldt County, Benjamin Okin was raised in the surfside town of Pacifica, California in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Mr. Okin attended UCLA and graduated with a Bachelor's Degree in Social American History. He continued his education at Golden Gate University School of Law (GGU), known for its nationally acclaimed trial advocacy and litigation program. Mr. Okin excelled in Criminal Procedure One and Criminal Procedure Two, receiving top scores for his entire class. Mr. Okin has also been recognized for his exceptional legal brief writing skills, earning the highest score in Appellate Advocacy and was selected for the GGU Litigation Team. Mr. Okin graduated with honors near the top of his class in 1999.

Mr. Okin is certified in Litigation, Mediation and has studied International Criminal Justice. He worked with the Contra Costa Alternate Defender's Office, Marin County District Attorney's Office, and the San Francisco Board of Supervisors before accepting a position with the Humboldt County District Attorney's Office. While at the DA's Office, Mr. Okin built a reputation as a strong prosecutor who balanced justice with compassion. It's been said, "When Ben makes a fair offer, take it -- or you'll be picking a jury and sentencing your client later."

After leaving the District Attorney's Office Mr. Okin decided to bring his legal skills, solid reputation, and formidable advocacy abilities to the private sector. He has served as a defense attorney for over ten years as Senior Defense Counsel at two major private firms as well as two years as Chief Conflict Counsel. As a successful former prosecutor and current defense attorney, Mr. Okin has a distinct advantage as he can properly construct and deconstruct a case.

Mr. Okin is a skilled negotiator and trial attorney who is known for his professionalism and effectiveness behind the scenes and in court. He has successfully tried to jury cases from quadruple homicides, to medical marijuana defense, to DUIs and everything in between. DAs know that Mr. Okin will go to trial on your behalf often leading to better offers to avoid the uncertainty of trial.

Why Choose Benjamin Okin?

Mr. Okin Represents Those on the Inside of the Criminal Justice System

People who work day in and day out in the legal community and within the criminal justice system turn to Mr. Okin for help when they find themselves, a friend, or a loved one on the wrong side of an arrest. In their time of need, Mr. Okin has successfully defended:

  • Judge's immediate family members and Judge's close personal friends
  • Local Lawyers' family members and their staff members
  • Federal Prosecutor's immediate family members
  • Pelican Bay State Prison Correctional Officers
  • Law Enforcement Officers/Police Officers and their Family Members
  • Probation Officers and their family members
  • State Parole Officers' family members
  • Court Staff's family members

These people are in the local legal system. They know that their best chance for a positive outcome is to place their case in the hands of Benjamin Okin. They choose from an insider's perspective; there is no greater endorsement.

Mr. Okin is a Former Prosecutor

As a former prosecutor, Mr. Okin understands well how to both construct and deconstruct a criminal case. He understands what to say, when to say it, and when not to say anything. His reputation with the both the community and District Attorney's Office is, across the board, one of zealous advocate, who cares about his clients, and who has risen to a place of leadership amongst his peers.

Lawyers locally and abroad seek counsel from Mr. Okin on how to navigate the waters of both negotiating with, and litigating against the current District Attorney's Office. Be thankful Mr. Okin is on your side.

Mr. Okin's Practice is Dedicated to Criminal Defense Only

The practice of criminal law is complex and with law that can change rapidly. By hiring a person who only practices one specific area of law, you are better assured of having a lawyer who maintains a firm grasp on the complex demands the proper practice law. "A jack of all trades is the master of none." Mr. Okin's entire legal career from law school, to the District Attorney's Office, to Private Practice has been focused on the practice of criminal law. Mr. Okin's firm is dedicated exclusively to defending those accused of committing criminal offenses.

Mr. Okin Will Take on Anyone Necessary to Defend You

Aside from Local and Federal Law Enforcement Agencies, Mr. Okin has taken on Banks, Health Care System Providers, National Media Corporations, Alcohol and Beverage Control, Major Realtors and more in the successful defense of his clients.

Mr. Okin Will Go to Trial for You

Mr. Okin attended GGU law school because, at that time, GGU had one of the best trial litigation programs in the state of California and beyond. As a District Attorney, Mr. Okin successfully tried one case after another. You can look at the case results to see some of his trial results as a defense attorney. Although the truth is that most cases do not go to trial because a plea bargain may be in the client's best interest, what incentive does a prosecutor have to settle a case if they know you are not willing to go to trial? Prosecutors know that Mr. Okin will go to trial for you.

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Law Offices of Benjamin Okin - Eureka Criminal Defense Attorney
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