The Law Office of Eric J. Proos, P.C.

Meet the Team

Who we are

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Eric J. Proos, Esq.

Eric Proos graduated from Central Michigan University in 2009, cum laude, with a Bachelor of Science degree in political science and a double minor in economics and legal studies. Upon graduating in the top 25% at University of Detroit Mercy School of Law, Eric relocated to San Diego and passed the California Bar Exam on his first attempt. Before moving to Los Angeles, Eric volunteered at the San Diego Volunteer Lawyers Program Family Law Clinic and the San Diego Country Corporation Counsel where he gained experience advising individuals and large entities.

Since moving to Los Angeles in 2014, Eric has gained experience in complex construction defect, business formation, cannabis law, family law, and business litigation.  Eric has worked on cases involving multi-million dollar contracts, commercial landlord-tenant issues, trademark disputes, and has provided general counsel to a number of businesses in the cannabis industry.

PRACTICE AREAS:

  1. Business formation;
  2. Business litigation;
  3. Cannabis licensing/general legal advice and litigation;
  4. General civil litigation for individuals; and
  5. Divorce proceedings.

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS:

  1. State Bar of California;
  2. Beverly Hills Bar Association: Cannabis Law Section Executive Board Member; and
  3. Los Angeles County Bar Association

ACTIVITIES OUTSIDE OF WORK:

When not in the office Eric enjoys working out, spending time with his dog and family, and playing golf. At the end of the day it doesn’t matter what he is doing as long as he is outside enjoying Southern California. In fact, you can likely spot him and his black lab hiking Runyon Canyon alongside the sunrise each morning.

 

 

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Benjamin N. Sternberg, Esq. (of-counsel)

A Bay Area native [and sixth generation Northern Californian], Benjamin Sternberg is an attorney in private practice in Century City, specializing in general litigation, Federal and State criminal defense, and family law. Ben served for several years as a Judge Pro Tem in Los Angeles County Superior Court, being the youngest lawyer to be asked to sit while serving on then-Governor Schwarzenegger’s Judicial Evaluation Committee.

Ben received his undergraduate degree in political science and economics at the University of Arizona and his Juris Doctorate from Southwestern University School of Law. Ben also earned a degree from the University of Houston Law School through their international law program in Mexico City at the Universidad de Panamericana.

Prior to law school, Ben worked as an assistant in the Presidential scheduling office of the Clinton White House, was an advisor to several senatorial campaigns, fundraised for the Democratic National Committee, lobbied for pharmaceutical companies, and was the Chief of Staff to a member of the Arizona State Legislature. Ben also was the deputy campaign director for a successful Los Angeles City Council race.

Prior to becoming an associate and then a partner in two separate Beverly Hills law firms, Ben worked for both Los Angeles City Attorney’s Office and the Los Angeles District Attorney’s Offices, concentrating his prosecutions on the criminal street gangs of Los Angeles.

Ben is a founding member of AIPAC’s young leadership in Los Angeles, a member of the Young Men’s Division of the Guardians for the Los Angeles Jewish Home for the Aging, received the honor of 2008 “Man of the Year” award from Israel Cancer Research Fund’s young leadership group, Visions, and co-created and sat on the Board of Angela’s Angels which is a California not-for-profit that provides electronic medical and entertainment items to pediatric wards of hospitals throughout Southern California.  In 2006, Ben was honored with a lifetime commission from the Governor of Kentucky as a Kentucky Colonel, and in 2014, Ben was appointed Vice-President of Temple B’Nai Hayim in Sherman Oaks, California.  Ben also has provided service to “Reading for Kids”, SOVA food bank, the Koreatown Immigrant Workers Association, the Department of Parks and Recreation for Los Angeles, and has signed on to start work with the American Association of Missing Children.