Ben West


Mr. West represents clients in all aspects of commercial litigation in California’s state and federal courts, including corporate disputes, contract disputes, intellectual property (copyright, trademark, patent, and trade secrets), employment matters, and securities. Mr. West also represents solar installers and financers in matters relating to consumer disputes, class actions, and regulatory matters.

Mr. West prioritizes efficiency in exerting the greatest leverage for his clients in every litigation matter.

Practice Areas

  • Intellectual Property Litigation
  • Civil & Trial Litigation
  • Consumer/Construction Litigation 
  • Business Litigation


  • San Diego Super Lawyers®
    Business Litigation (2021-2024)


  • Brigham Young University
    B.A. (1998)
  • Intern for the Hon. Dee Benson, United States District Court for
    the District of Utah
  • Brigham Young University 
    J.D. (2002)
    Editor, Brigham Young University Law Review; Order of the Barristers


  • State Bar of California 
  • State Bar of Nevada
  • U.S. District Court (CA)
    Southern | Central | Northern
  • U.S. District Court (NV)
  • Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals 
  • United States Court of Federal Claims 
  • Association of Business Trial Lawyers 
  • San Diego County Bar Association

Representative Matters

  • Part of the trial team that obtained a $677 million dollar class-action verdict following a six-month jury trial against the owner and operator of skilled nursing facilities in California.  The verdict was the largest nationwide in 2010 and was recognized by both the Los Angeles and San Francisco Daily Journal as a top plaintiff verdict in California in 2010.
  • Achieved a unanimous jury verdict on behalf of a furniture manufacturer in a case against its lumber supplier. The client was awarded nearly $5 million in damages for breach of contract, breach of the implied warranties, and violation of the federal Consumer Products Safety Act.
  • Achieved a unanimous jury verdict of $1 million in damages on behalf of a client who suffered personal injuries when a delivery truck negligently backed over the client.
  • In a multi-day arbitration, successfully represented a client accused of breaching a non-compete agreement.  The arbitrator absolved client of all accused wrong doing and awarded client his attorneys’ fees.
  • Part of the trial team that obtained a multi-million dollar trade secret verdict for a client whose former employees stole valuable trade secrets and established a competing business.
  • Counsel to a New York-based law firm alleged to have engaged in the unlawful practice of law in California while conducting an investigation related to the City of San Diego’s pension fund crisis.
  • Counsel to a major American brewer in a case alleging trade dress infringement and copyright infringement.
  • Achieved the dismissal of antitrust claims against a group of physicians in an action based on a decision of a Northern Nevada hospital to regulate certain types of surgical procedures.
  • Achieved the dismissal of antitrust claims against a trade association in an action based on practices in the bowling industry.
  • Successfully represented homeowners in litigation against the developer of a major Las Vegas casino.

Ben West

3398 Carmel Mountain Road, Suite 250
San Diego, CA 92121
(858) 764-8109