Benjamin (“Ben”) T. Benumof / Special Counsel


Benjamin (“Ben”) T. Benumof is Special Counsel to Krause Kalfayan Benink & Slavens, LLP.  Ben has extensive experience in bench and jury trials, complex binding and non-binding arbitrations, mediations and appellate work in State and Federal courts, with an emphasis in high-profile land use and water law matters, real estate, construction, business law, and litigation.

From investigating catastrophic landslides in California and active lava flows in Hawaii, to surveying for priceless ancient artifacts off the coast of Costa Rica and Peru, to litigating complex land use, water law, construction, real estate, and environmental matters in State and Federal court, Ben has always been very passionate about his work.

Today, Ben focuses his legal practice on advising and representing landowners, businesses, developers, private and public water suppliers, public agencies, and geologic, engineering, and design professionals, in the areas of land use, water law, construction law, real estate, general business law and litigation, coastal law, CEQA compliance, project feasibility and entitlements, and professional liability, before state and federal courts, and a multitude of public and private Boards and Commissions.

Ben is a member of the State Bar of California, an Adjunct Professor in the Construction Engineering and Civil Engineering Departments at Cal Poly Pomona, and a member of the Association of Engineering & Environmental Geologists. He holds a Juris Doctorate from the University of San Diego School of Law, a Ph.D. in Earth Sciences (Engineering Geology) from the University of California, Santa Cruz, and Bachelor’s degrees in Geological Sciences (B.S.) and Geography (B.A.) from the University of California, Santa Barbara.  He is also the author of numerous legal and scientific papers, patent and trademark applications, geologic reports, guidebooks, and maps.

You can learn more about Ben and his “GEO-LAW” practice at:  WWW.GEO-LAW.COM