Practice Areas

  • Appellate
  • Business Litigation
  • Cannabis Law
  • Civil Litigation
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Construction Law
  • Intellectual Property
  • Labor & Employment
  • Professional Liability
  • Real Estate


  • California
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, Central District of California

Benjamin M. Cutchshaw


Phone: 949.209.9512
Office: Orange County

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BackgroundEducation & Honors

Benjamin Cutchshaw is an experienced trial lawyer specializing in complex commercial litigation and employment matters. With a track record of success in the courtroom and at the negotiating table, he delivers strategic litigation advice and counsel to his clients across a wide range of diverse industries.

Prior to law school, Mr. Cutchshaw worked as a technology specialist for a global telecommunications company and as a consultant for technology startups.

Outside of work, Mr. Cutchshaw is passionate about community service and volunteers with several organizations that provide legal services to underserved communities.

  • University of Michigan Law School, J.D., 2008, Dean’s Scholar
  • Pepperdine University, B.S., Management, 2005, cum laude
  • Oxford University, International Certificate, Business
Representative Experience
  • Obtained unanimous jury verdict in federal fraud case against international beverage manufacturer
  • Substantial arbitration win for operator of restaurant chain facing wage and hour claims and multiple labor code violations
  • Negotiated favorable settlement terms for luxury retailers in lease dispute with California’s largest commercial developer
  • Lead trial counsel prevailing on all counts (claims and cross-claims) in real‑estate dispute among fiduciaries
  • Key member of trial team and primary author of briefs in successful defense of $900+ million collection action
  • Defended simultaneous claims in more than 20 jurisdictions as part of asset-protection strategy for global client pending appeal of adverse judgment
  • Represented multiple clients with high-value sales teams in actions involving trade-secret protection and employee mobility claims
  • Successfully represented Am Law 100 firm in defense of legal malpractice and professional negligence claims
  • Successfully represented contractor in international arbitration related to construction defects at US-funded military facilities in Iraq
  • Defeated class certification in multi-million dollar action against debt-settlement service provider

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