Ben is a commercial and environmental litigator who represents plaintiffs and defendants in a range of complex disputes. He has worked on matters before courts at every level of the judicial system – from California state court to the U.S. Supreme Court.

Representative Matters

  • Represents a public agency seeking remediation of a contaminated industrial site.
  • Successfully secured early dismissal of research supply distributor in action claiming laboratory chemicals were distributed without appropriate warnings.
  • Secured enhanced protections against COVID-19 for all detainees in a large county jail system.
  • Represented technology start-up founders and investors in multiple stock-dilution matters.
  • Represented group of hospitals in a multi-million-dollar underpayment suit against a large insurer.
  • Successfully settled multiple wage-and-hour claims for construction workers and secured full back pay and additional penalties.
  • Represented environmental non-profits to secure injunctive relief and monetary penalties against multiple polluters for violations of the Clean Water Act.

Ben holds a BA from Hampshire College and an MFA from UC San Diego. He received his JD (with honors) from the University of Chicago.

Ben was awarded the ACLU of Southern California’s Humanitarian Award as part of a team leading COVID-19-related litigation against the Orange County Sheriff’s Department and the County of Orange. As a law student, he was awarded the Surfrider Foundation’s Wavemaker award as part of a team that led successful litigation against US Steel in relation to a large hexavalent chromium spill.

Prior to joining Miller Barondess, Ben practiced in the Los Angeles offices of a large, international firm.

In addition to his legal practice, Ben regularly publishes short fiction and is the author, co-author, and editor of several books.

Admitted to practice in California.

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