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Ben is a litigator with a focus on intense litigation and trial work. He has spent his career advocating for people and businesses involved in lawsuits. He represents both plaintiffs and defendants, although certain client relationships preclude his representation against some professionals.
Ben's focus on trial work began when he was a member of the Indiana University intercollegiate trial team for each of his three years of law school. Since then, he has sought out trial-intensive work and has participated in the presentation of over fifteen trials to a jury, with most of those trials involving the defense of doctors and hospitals in professional negligence cases.
With experience in most areas of litigation, Ben focused two years working exclusively on behalf of an international manufacturer of medical devices in product liability litigation across the country and more than five years representing medical and legal professionals.
Ben's present client base consisting primarily of professional negligence litigation, including both medical and legal professionals. Ben accepts cases involving professional negligence, business litigation, general litigation, product liability, and insurance services, including coverage disputes, first-party claims, third-party claims, and bad faith. He also accepts cases likely to result in trial and those likely to be interesting or present unusual challenges.
Ben is a member of the Allen County Bar Association and Indiana State Bar Association. He is presently the chair of the Trial Lawyers Section of the Allen County Bar Association.
He has been selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers® in America publication since 2016 and was in the 2021 publication as a "Lawyer of the Year", Fort Wayne in the area of litigation-insurance. He has been named by Indiana Super Lawyers a "Rising Star" five separate times and has been listed since 2017 in the publication in the area of Medical Malpractice Defense.
He received his B.A., Criminal Justice & Criminology, from Ball State University in 1998, and his J.D. from Indiana University School of Law, Bloomington, in 2001. While in law school, he was a member of the Federal Communication Law Journal and named Order of the Barristers.
Ben is admitted to practice in the State of Indiana and in the U.S. District Courts for both the Northern and Southern Districts of Indiana.