Benjamin K. Hand


Prior to joining Yoka & Smith, LLP, Ben worked as a law clerk and litigation associate at Messner Reeves, LLP, in Denver, Colorado.  His practice involved defending clients in medical malpractice, employment, intellectual property, commercial, and class action matters.  From there, he joined Carroll, Kelly, Trotter, Franzen, McBride & Peabody in Long Beach as a litigation associate defending clients in medical malpractice cases. 

Ben earned his Juris Doctor from the University of California, Hastings College of the Law.  Ben participated on the UC Hastings Moot Court Wagner Labor and Employment Team where he and his teammates won several awards. Ben was the Hastings Intellectual Property Association Treasurer. 

Ben was a legal intern at BioMarin Pharmaceuticals. He also served as a law clerk in the Liberty, Security, and Technology clinic where he worked on a case appealing the conviction of an individual sentenced under the Espionage Act, Computer Fraud and Abuse Act, and UCMJ Article 92. 

Ben was born and raised in Denver, Colorado. He received his Bachelor of Arts degree in International Relations and Political Science, with a specialization in China and Economics from Syracuse University. 

Bar Admissions

  • Colorado, 2017
  • California, 2018


J.D., University of California, Hastings College of the Law, San Francisco, CA

B.A., Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY

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