Ben’s practice focuses on representing defendants in various liability claims.
His diverse background in litigation makes him exceptionally prepared, innovative, and adaptive. He has competently represented clients in circuit court, magistrate court, appellate courts, and administrative law court. This experience with a range of judges, juries, and opposing counsels prepares him to carefully counsel his clients and advocate for them with confidence. His understanding of legal principles and strategies is built on working across multiple disciplines, which enables him to innovate by effectively applying these principles and strategies in new contexts. His broad knowledge of the law and its principles also allows him to adapt when facing unusual challenges in a volatile courtroom.
As a public defender, Ben conducted four trials in general sessions court, resulting in five charges—including three felonies—found not guilty, one charge hung, and zero charges found guilty. He has also sat second chair in two murder trials. In the Supreme Court of South Carolina, Ben has argued four cases, and he has argued numerous others in the South Carolina Court of Appeals, resulting in four published opinions. In the South Carolina Administrative Law Court, Ben has litigated cases involving state tax issues and alcoholic beverage licensing issues.
University of South Carolina School of Law, J.D., 2010
Duke University, B.A., 2006
South Carolina Bar, 2010
United States Supreme Court Bar
United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, 2019
United States District Court for the District of South Carolina, 2019
Moot Court Bar, Member
Order of Barristers, Member
Articles Editor of the South Carolina Journal of International Law and Business
Best Lawyers in America: "Ones to Watch", Insurance Law, 2021