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Benjamin H. Berkley

Benjamin H. Berkley, Managing Partner

Fullerton, California

(657) 217-3621

(657) 549-5771

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Benjamin H. Berkley has practiced law for over 30 years, specializing in Social Security Disability Appeals and Estate Planning. Through representation of his clients, he has become an advocate of senior rights as well as the rights of the disabled.

In addition to being admitted to the State Bar of California and the United States Supreme Court, Mr. Berkley is also licensed by the Department of Justice as a Private Fiduciary. He accepts appointments by the Court and from individuals as a Conservator and Trustee.

His book, My Wishes, Communicating and Organizing Your Wishes is published by Sourcebooks and is available in all major bookstores as well as online.

Areas of Practice

  • Social Security – Disability
  • Bankruptcy Law
  • Estate Planning
  • Personal Injury – Plaintiff
  • Railroad Worker Injury/FELA

Bar Admissions

  • California, 1978
  • U.S. District Court Central District of California, 1979
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of California
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of California
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of California
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1982


  • Western State University College of Law, Fullerton, California
    • J.D. – June, 1977
  • Adelphi University, Garden City, New York
    • B.A. cum laude – May, 1974
    • Honors: With Honors
    • Major: Speech Pathology / Speech Communications

Published Works

  • Winning Your Social Security Disability Case, Sourcebooks, February, 2008
  • The Complete Executor’s Guide, Sourcebooks, June, 2006
  • My Wishes, Sourcebooks, June, 2006


  • The National Organization of Social Security Disability Representatives
  • AARP Signature Legal Network
  • Hyatt Legal Network
  • ARAG Legal Network
  • Pre Paid Legal Network


  • Communicating Your Wishes, AARP, 2006 – Present

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • National Organization of Social Security Claimant Representatives, Member
  • American Bar Association, Member
  • Orange County Bar Association, Member
  • Appointed Judge Pro Tem, Orange County Courts, Member, 2007 – Present