BEN E. EMBRY, CFLS Certified Family Law Specialist

Biographical Information

Ben was born and raised in Henderson, Kentucky; attending the University of Kentucky.  He did not leave Kentucky until he moved to San Diego to attend Law School in 2006.

Ben grew up on his father’s farm, doing the things that most “farm boys” do: plowing the fields, tending the cattle and harvesting crops; all while leaving enough time to fish in the pond.  Working for his father is what gave Ben the work ethic he has today.  Despite the fact farming was in his blood, Ben decided early on that he would not follow in his father’s footsteps; he simply knew it was not for him.  During college, Ben developed a strong interest in the legal system and determined he would become a lawyer.

During law school, Ben studied all facets of the law:  Estate Planning, Family Law, Criminal Law, Sports Law and others.  Initially, he thought he would become a high powered sports attorney.  Obviously, life had other plans.  After passing the bar exam, Ben started his own law practice.  As as new attorney, a mentor suggested that Ben take family law cases.  Intrigued with the idea, that is precisely what he did.  Shortly thereafter, he left his solo practice to refine his skills as an associate attorney for a well-known Family Law Attorney; eventually, he ventured on his own again.  The rest, as they say, is history.

Personal Profile

When not in the office, Ben is with his Wife, Torrey, and their three kids; Riley, Ronnie, and Reesey.  You can usually find them doing something kid oriented, whether it is playing dress-up with Riley, T-ball with Ronnie, and / or playing with Reesey [she is a newborn].  When he has free time, which is not too often, Ben enjoys Golf, Boating and Hunting.



  • University of Kentucky, 2005 – Bachelor of Arts in Political Science
  • Thomas Jefferson School of Law, 2009 – Jurisd Doctorate

Bar Admissions

  • State Bar of California, 2010
  • United States District Court, Southern District of California, 2010
  • United States District Court, Central District of California, 2010
  • United States Bankruptcy Court, Southern District of California, 2010
  • United States Bankruptcy Court, Central District of California, 2010

Awards & Certifications

  • Honorable order of Kentucky Colonels, 2010
  • Certified Family Law Specialist, by the State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization, 2018
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