Ben Aguilar is admitted to practice law in California and the Southern District of California. Ben is a solo practitioner focusing on Immigration and Family Law. Ben received his J.D from Thomas Jefferson School of Law in 2011 where he was the President of the International Law Society. Ben received his B.A. in Sociology with a minor in Education from the University of California, Irvine in 2007.
Before attending law school, Ben worked for the Spanish Justice Department in Barcelona, Spain where he helped victims of domestic violence. This experience prompted Ben’s desire to attend law school and commit to public interest law. Ensuring that all people have equal access to the justice system informs his practice and inspires his work.
While attending law school, Ben served as the American Bar Association's 9th Circuit Lieutenant Governor of Communications and as a member of the National Advisory Committee for Equal Justice Works. Ben spent his first summer in law school clerking at the Center for International Protection in Moscow, Russia where he helped provide legal aid to Russian nationals who were victims of human-rights violations. Ben became proficient in filing complaints before the European Court of Human Rights. He spent the summer after his second year in law school taking law classes in Hangzhou, China. Ben clerked at the American Civil Liberties Union of San Diego and Imperial Counties for two years and also volunteered with the California Innocence Project.
Ben currently serves on the Thomas Jefferson School of Law Alumni Board of Directors. He has previously served on the Board of Directors for the Coalition for Reproductive Choice, and Visionaries In Philanthropy (Meals-On-Wheels San Diego).
He is a member of the American Bar Association, the San Diego County Bar Association, La Raza Lawyers, the National Lawyers Guild, and the Tom Homann LGBT Law Association.