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Benjamin Lopatin
Senior Litigation Attorney

About Benjamin Lopatin, Senior Litigation Attorney

Walnut Creek divorce attorney Benjamin Lopatin pursued a career in family law because he enjoys helping people and families in their time of need.

“Family law clients are often going through one of the more emotionally charged times in their lives,” Mr. Lopatin said. “I enjoy helping navigate them through the legal process and mitigating the emotional toll that the cases have on clients.”

Mr. Lopatin is a skilled negotiator. He understands that when the parties can agree on issues, it is often to their mutual benefit and leaving issues up to a judge to decide can sometimes delay relief or produce a result that neither party is happy with.

“Although this process might not be quick, I will fully explain each step we will take along the way, and I take pride in providing my clients a quick response to any questions or requests,” he said.

Recently Mr. Lopatin was runner up for Top Regional Attorney in 2023.


Mr. Lopatin is licensed to practice in California.


Mr. Lopatin received his Bachelor of Science in business administration from the University of Buffalo. He obtained his Juris Doctor from the Shepard Broad Law Center at Nova Southeastern University where he graduated cum laude and served as editor and Executive Board Member of Nova Law Review. He received his Master of Laws in intellectual property with Phi Kappa Phi Honors from DePaul College of Law.

Professional Experience

Prior to joining Cordell & Cordell, Mr. Lopatin practiced family law and consumer protection class action litigation.


  • California State Bar, 2012
  • United States Supreme Court
  • US Court of Appeal for the Ninth Circuit
  • US Court of Appeal for the Eleventh Circuit
  • US District Court for the Eastern District of California
  • US District Court for the Northern District of California
  • US District Court for the Central District of California
  • US District Court for the Southern District of California
  • US District Court for the District of Colorado
  • US District Court for the Northern District of Florida
  • US District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
  • Member of the Family Law Section of the California Lawyer’s Association
Real-Life Experiences
Reviews from Our Past Clients
“It took years for me to come to a decision to end my marriage. I sought a law firm that is focused and prepared for trial if need be, and seeks to give me the best outcome possible. Cordell and Cordell has performed very well and is very supportive during this difficult time. I have full confidence in my representation and recommend them.”
– Mason B.
“Divorce is hard enough without trying to find a Lawyer who will truly work for you. I had several conversations with Lawyers that seemed only interested in winning somehow. No one wins in a divorce. I should have went to Cordell & Cordell first so I would have avoided a lot of headaches. I met a group of people that genuinely care for you.”
– Mark L.
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