Ben focuses his practice on all types of civil litigation including construction and design defects, personal injury, premises liability, traumatic brain injuries, products liability and neighbor disputes. He has had successful outcomes as the lead trial attorney on multi-million dollar construction defect and personal injury jury trials and arbitrations. Passionate about transforming his clients’ problems into successful resolutions, Ben focuses his efforts only on actions that benefit his client, without getting bogged down in disputes that are ultimately meaningless to his clients’ interests.
Ben believes that honesty, integrity and trustworthiness are the keystones of his legal practice. He believes there is always more than one way to get to a favorable resolution for his clients and he uses his doggedness, flexibility and creativity to get there.
Ben was born in Salt Lake City and raised in Albuquerque prior to moving to Colorado. Ben worked his way through the University of New Mexico, before moving to Colorado and ultimately attending University of Colorado School of Law. Prior to the practice of law, Ben worked as a furniture mover, lifeguard, swimming coach, pool manager, waiter, bar back, bookkeeper, framing carpenter and adobe mason. Ben is married with two teenage boys and three senior Labradors. He enjoys hiking, biking, swimming and getting up to the mountains as often as he can.
- University of New Mexico, B.A. Economics, 1992
- University of Colorado School of Law, J.D., 1998
- Represented local municipality against the design engineer of a high hazard dam modification located at the city’s waste water treatment facility; successful jury trial outcome in breach of contract and professional liability action, resulting in $900,000 in damages awarded to client
- Represented local bar and music venue in premises liability claim involving a significant traumatic brain injury; successful outcome at jury trial with a finding of no liability where Plaintiff sought over $15 million in damages.
- Represented a local non-profit housing group in a neighborhood dispute, with alleged damages stemming from an original excavation that experienced continuing erosion, in fits and starts, over five decades; reached successful out of court resolution among 5 different property owners, owning 7 different properties, agreeing to a scope of repair of approximately $800,000 encompassing all 7 properties; resolved a decades old community dispute concerning the erosion of Sunset Hill in North Boulder