EducationThomas Cooley Law School, J.D.
Ben is 60 years old and has practiced PI since 1989. He has tried 35-40 jury trials. He is a TLC graduate and speaks on trial skills and PI practice in Washington State. He was named 2020 trial lawyer of the year by the Washington State Association of Justice. He has worked with his law partner, Josh Trumbull to create a Plaintiff’s Trial Lawyer Guild called “Honey Badgers” that mentors up and coming trial lawyers on how to represent injured people.
Ben has an amazing trial team that supports him and together they have tried many cases in the last several years. In 2021 he obtained a 4.5 Million dollar jury verdict for a client who suffered PTSD and a facet injury in the low back. In 2020 he obtained a 4.1 Million dollar jury verdict for a client who suffered a left knee meniscus injury which required arthroscopic surgery. In 2019 he obtained a 4.4 Million dollar jury verdict for a client who suffered a soft tissue SI joint injury. He has obtained 1 million dollar verdicts on chiropractic cases and has had numerous large 6 figure verdicts in his career.
When not practicing law, he is an avid dirt biker, snow skier, kayaker and bushwacker. Ben loves singing and playing in a band and lives in Oso Washington with his partner Susan, who has kayaked the inside passage alone, his ridiculously large dog, Barnabus and 2 orange cats. He is blessed with a terrific daughter and son who make his life complete.
Thomas Cooley Law School, J.D.