Benjamin L. Stock

Benjamin L. Stock

Benjamin Stock is an accomplished litigator in both state and federal courts.  His litigation and transactional practice emphasizes municipal law, eminent domain, land use, and construction law.  Additionally, Ben serves as Town Attorney for both Ross and Tiburon, City Attorney for the City of Benicia, and General Counsel for Eastern Contra Costa Transit Authority, Sanitary District Number 5, Sausalito-Marin City Sanitary District, and Vallejo Flood and Wastewater District.

With regard to his eminent domain practice, Ben plays a key role in public clients’ property acquisition activities.  He counsels public clients on early considerations and pre-acquisition activities necessary to the condemnation process.  He also litigates condemnation actions, negotiates settlements and, when necessary, takes the matters through trial.  Additionally, Ben drafts transactional documents related to the acquisition of property through eminent domain.  He is currently assisting multiple public entities with their condemnation needs throughout the state.  Ben has spoken at numerous conferences on issues involving eminent domain.

In addition to eminent domain, Ben has extensive experience representing public entities in litigation at both the trial court and appellate court levels.  His areas of specialization include inverse condemnation and land use, CEQA, breach of contract, environmental law, and dangerous conditions public liability.

Ben also assists numerous public entities across the state on complex land use matters and in tax allocation matters before the State Board of Equalization.

  • J.D., University of California, Hastings College of the Law, 2000
  • B.A., Environmental Science, University of California, Berkeley, 1996
  • State Bar of California
  • United States District Court for the Central District of California
  • League of California Cities, Legal Advocacy Committee
  • League of California Cities, City Attorney’s Department Municipal Handbook Committee