Overview

Ben is a trial lawyer and litigation partner in the Dallas and Houston offices, focusing on high-profile and complex disputes in Texas and across the country. A courtroom veteran, Ben has ushered public companies, investment firms, entrepreneurs, and corporate fiduciaries through trials, injunction hearings, and arbitrations. He focuses on energy and restructuring litigation, but his broad substantive experience also includes corporate governance, real estate and antitrust disputes. Ben has considerable experience representing plaintiffs in commercial disputes on a contingency or alternative fee basis.

Ben's superior trial work has earned him recognition from both legal media and his peers. Best Lawyers identified Ben as “One to Watch” since 2021, Texas Super Lawyer has named him a "Rising Star" since 2018, and D Magazine lists him among the best lawyers in Dallas under 40. Ben is a barrister in the John C. Ford American Inn of Court and serves on the Board of Advisors of the Washington University in St. Louis School of Law, his alma matter.

Before entering private practice, Ben clerked for the Honorable Raymond W. Gruender of the United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit. He has been an officer in the United States Marine Corps Reserve since 2010 and currently serves as a policy analyst within the office of the Secretary of the Navy.

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Thought Leadership

Publications

Author, “How to Prepare Your Cross-Examination,” American Bar Association Section of Litigation, Young Advocates Committee, August 2019

Author, “A Primer on Unlawful Dividend Claims,” American Bankruptcy Institute, Commercial Fraud Committee, August 2019

Author, “Do Fiduciaries of Fiduciaries Owe Duties?” American Bar Association, Section of Litigation, Business Torts Committee, March 2019

Speaking Engagements

Speaker, “Mise en Place: How to Prepare Your Cross Examination Impeachment,” Federal Bar Association Rising Professionals Symposium, July 2021 

Speaker, “Bankruptcy Litigation Tips for the Non-Bankruptcy Practitioner,” Dallas Bar Association 2021 Bankruptcy Program Series, October 2021

Speaker, “Effectively Using Experts Early in Business Litigation,” American Bar Association, Section of Litigation, Business Torts and Unfair Competition Committee, May 2021 

Speaker, “Preparing Your Cross-Examination,” Dallas Bar Association, June 2019

Speaker, “It's Your Deposition: Practical Tips for Commanding the Room and Protecting Your Record,” Federal Bar Association Rising Professionals Symposium, February 2019

Recognition

Best Lawyers in Dallas Under 40 by D Magazine — 2020, 2022

Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch by Best Lawyers® — Commercial Litigation, 2022, 2023

Super Lawyers “Rising Stars” by Texas Super Lawyers — Business Litigation and Bankruptcy, 2018–2022

Memberships & Affiliations

Board of Advisors, Washington University in St. Louis, School of Law 

Program Chair, American Bar Association, Section of Litigation, Business Torts Committee

Communications Chair, American Bankruptcy Institute, Commercial Fraud Committee

Barrister, John C. Ford American Inn of Court

Credentials

Admissions & Qualifications

  • Texas
  • Colorado

Courts

  • United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
  • United States District Court for the District of Colorado
  • United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas
  • United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas
  • United States District Court for the Western District of Texas

Education

  • Washington University in St. Louis, School of LawJ.D.magna cum laude

    Articles Editor, Washington University Law Review

    Order of the Coif

    Order of Barristers

  • New York UniversityB.M., Music Business