Ben is a Shareholder and a member of the Firm’s Litigation Practice Group. His practice focuses on defending companies from employment and consumer-based claims, with a specialization in the education industry.
Over the course of his career, Ben has represented and provided counsel to clients in a variety of complex EEO and labor and employment matters, including cases arising under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, Section 1981, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Family Medical Leave Act, the Fair Labor Standards Act, qui tam actions, and various other state tort laws. Ben has also successfully represented educational institutions in the defense of individual and class action student claims in court and arbitration.
In addition to his litigation experience, Ben has considerable experience in real estate development and leasing matters, and was recognized for his contributions in overseeing leasing and development activities over a two-year period that resulted in the completion of 49 projects in 21 different cities that developed over 1 million feet of campus space for his clients.
Ben has spoken at multiple industry conferences regarding employment and compliance matters and has published articles for industry trade group magazines.
Ben holds an M.B.A from New England College of Business and Finance, as well as a J.D. from the University Of Alabama School Of Law and a B.S. from the University Of Alabama Culverhouse School Of Accountancy.
New England College of Business and Finance (M.B.A.)
University of Alabama School of Law (J.D)
University of Alabama Culverhouse School of Accountancy (B.S.)