Ben Ramsey’s Professional Experience

Professional Experience
Client representation in family law and criminal matters in the following counties: Sacramento, Placer, Amador, Calaveras, Alameda, Orange, El Dorado, Tehama, Butte, Yuba, Yolo, Solano, San Joaquin, Nevada County, Contra Costa, Lassen, and Plumas.

Ramsey Legal Services 2011 – present
Law Offices of Paul Brimberry 2006 – 2011
Ramsey & Ramsey 2000 – 2006

Since 2006, Ben has focused solely on family law.  There are very few family law challenges that Ben has not encountered sometime over the past sixteen years:

  • Complex custody matters
  • Domestic violence restraining orders (representing protected and restrained party);
  • Family Code Section 3111 Evaluations;
  • Family Code Section 730 Evaluations;
  • Substance and alcohol abuse;
  • Domestic violence against both spouse and child;
  • Property division
    • Pensions by qualified domestic relations order
    • Complex tracing of separate and community assets and debts
    • Self-employment income, earning ability;
    • Complex claims for reimbursement and credits under the Family Code
    • Disposition of real property both with equity and without, timeshare calculation
    • Valuation of community and separate property business
  • Breach of fiduciary duty claims
  • Child and spousal support:
    • Wage imputation
    • Determination of Spousal Support pursuant to Family Code Section 4320;
  • Determination of Paternity involving genetic testing and multiple provisions of the Family code
  • Representation of guardians in guardianship cases
  • Appointed to represent children in guardianship and dependency cases
  • Represented clients in criminal cases, including both felony and misdemeanor cases:
    • DUI; domestic violence; theft; attempted murder with gang enhancements; welfare fraud; indecent exposure; Medicare fraud; DMV administrative hearings on license suspensions

Legal Research Assistant Experience
Sacramento County Public Defender’s Office, January of 1997 through May of 1998

  • Worked as Certified Law Student in Misdemeanor Arraignment Courts
  • Supervising LRA in DUI Court from June of 1997 through February 1998
  • Represented Clients
    • Arraignment Courts
    • Requests for Bail Reductions
    • Modifications of Sentences
    • Negotiated Dispositions with District Attorney
    • Coordinated investigation and preliminary research prior to trial-setting

Professional Associations
President, Lassen County Bar Association 2016-2017
Member, Family Law Section of the Lassen County Bar Association
Member, Family Law Section of the Sacramento County Bar Association

University of California, Davis, B.A. History with a minor in English, 1993
Lincoln Law School of Sacramento, Juris Doctor, 1998
Admitted to California State Bar, 2000