Benjamin Valencia II

Partner

Phone 310.277.9747

FAX 310.277.4847

Email bv@molfamlaw.com

“I use my planning and strategy skills, backed by strong instincts, to help clients move on with their lives and come through divorce satisfied with their results.”

Benjamin Valencia II is a certified Family Law Specialist, an elite distinction among attorneys in California. Benjamin's extensive experience includes settlements and litigation involving high-conflict custody disputes, grey divorce, substance abuse, and domestic violence issues, and divorces with complex financial assets. Benjamin is fluent in Spanish, and he has combined his language and legal skills in several complex international cases.

A member of the executive committee of the Los Angeles County Bar Association, Benjamin is valued by clients for his commitment to difficult cases. His level-headed approach to divorce has been highlighted in several Fatherly online articles on divorce. Benjamin combines sophisticated legal strategies and his natural tenacity with compassion to guide clients in overcoming obstacles and achieving their goals.

Q&A with Benjamin Valencia II

How can your representation make a difference?

I have good instincts and am tough but not for the sake of being tough. I help clients get past their emotions to settle the case, if possible. When settlement is not possible, we create a strategy to successfully litigate.

How do you work with clients?

I try to ensure that my clients know I hear them and am here to assist them.

Do you have a specialty within family law?

I am one of the firm's litigators. Over the years, I have tended to specialize in clients who divorce later in life. I have patience with older litigants.

Describe how you personalize your counsel.

I tailor my approach to each person. Some people need hand-holding, some need scolding, and some need a little bit of both. It's important to take cues from them and their personalities so you can connect with them and form a bond, so they trust you and your instincts.

What achievements/representations are you most proud of?

I am proud to have become a partner because it is an acknowledgment of success and excellence from my peers. I am also proud of achieving the status of Certified Family Law Specialist — it shows clients I am passionate about my field and cared enough to go through the certification process.

Where did you grow up?

I was born and raised in Culver City, CA.

Favorite past time?

I enjoy spending time around fish and aquariums.

Speak any languages in addition to English?

I speak Spanish, Italian, French, and Farsi.

Do you have siblings?

I have a twin brother. He is a partner at a worker’s compensation firm.

Favorite book or movie?

I like the movie "Casino."

Benjamin Valencia II


Areas of Practice

100% Family Law


Bar Admissions

California, 2001


Certification

Certified Specialist, Family Law, The State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization


Education

  • Southwestern School of Law, Los Angeles, California, J.D., 2001
  • University of California, Los Angeles, California, B.S., Political Science, 1998

Awards & Honors

  • Los Angeles Business Journal, Most Influential Minority Attorneys, 2019
  • American Jurist Institute, "Top 10 Family Law Attorney for California," 2018
  • National Advocate, Top 100 Lawyers, 2018
  • American Institute of Family Law Lawyers, 10 Best Attorneys, 2016-19

Professional Associations & Memberships

  • Los Angeles County Bar Association, Executive Committee

Languages

  • Spanish
  • English
  • Italian
  • French
  • Farsi

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