Contact Information


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BPugh@enterprisecounsel.com

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Areas of Practice

Areas of Practice

  • Appeals and Writs
  • Complex Business Litigation
  • Corporate and Securities Litigation
  • Intellectual Property Litigation
  • Probate and Trust Litigation
  • Real Property Litigation

Bar Admissions

Bar Admissions

  • Supreme Court of California
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of California
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit
  • U.S. District Court Central District of California

Benjamin Pugh

has been with Enterprise since 1999, and has been a partner since 2004. He has extensive experience in all aspects of civil litigation in both state and federal courts, and has tried over a dozen cases and argued over a dozen times before the California Court of Appeal and Ninth Circuit.

Benjamin has been a Guest Lecturer at Pepperdine Law School teaching strategies to implement during trial to prepare for a successful appeal.

His representative trial victories include:

  • Obtained a Writ of Mandatevoidinga $22 Million trash collection contract with the City of Los Alamitos procured in violation of the city’s competitive bidding laws.
  • Enforced the document inspection rights of Irvine City Council Members Steven Choi and Christina Shea against Orange County Great Park Corporation.
  • Enforced a shareholder buy-sell agreement leading to a favorable settlement immediately prior to closing arguments.
  • In representing a publicly traded healthcare corporation, successfully prosecuted two trials for breach of a settlement agreement by the client’s former labor attorney.
  • Successfully prosecuted a petition to recover attorneys’ fees incurred for the benefit of a conservatee’s trust.
  • In a breach of contract action, successfully eliminated charges to which clients objected.
  • Successfully prosecutedbreachofprofessionalfee agreement.
  • Representingentertainment company, successfully prosecutedbreachof contract claim with consequential damages award.

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Education

  • Notre Dame Law School, South Bend, Indiana
    • J.D. – 1998
    • Honors: Dean’s List (Fall 1997, Spring 1998)
  • University of California, Los Angeles
    • B.A. – 1995
    • Major: Philosophy

Representative Cases

  • Barnes, Crosby, FitzGerald & Zeman, LLP v. Ringler et al., 212 Cal. App. 4th 172 (2012)
  • Choi v. Orange County Great Park Corp., 175 Cal. App. 4th 524 (2009)
  • Ekstrom v. Marquesa at Monarch Beach Homeowners Association, 168 Cal. App. 4th 1111 (2008)
  • Saline v. Superior Court, 100 Cal. App. 4th 909 (2002)

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Orange County Bar Association, Member
  • Federalist Society, Orange County Chapter, Board of Directors
  • Atlas Political Action Committee, Board Member and Chairman of the Endorsements Committee