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J.D., University of Virginia School of Law

B.A., with distinction, University of Virginia

Law Journals

Editor, Virginia Journal of Social Policy

Bar and Court Admissions

District of Columbia Bar

Virginia Bar

U.S. Courts of Appeals for the First, Second, Third, Fourth, Ninth, and Eleventh Circuits

U.S. District Courts for the Central District of California, District of Columbia, Eastern District of Louisiana, Eastern District of Virginia, Northern District of Mississippi, Southern District of Georgia, and Western District of Virginia

U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of Virginia

District of Columbia Court of Appeals

Ben handles complex insurance coverage litigation matters and provides strategic advice to clients on a broad range of insurance coverage issues, including professional liability, general liability, and bad faith matters. He litigates in federal and state trial, intermediate appellate, and supreme courts in jurisdictions nationwide.

Representative Experience

  • Represents professional liability insurers in coverage disputes involving claims against directors and officers, lawyers, accountants, real estate agents, and professional entities, such as clinical research organizations.
  • Represented general liability carriers in coverage disputes involving hazardous waste, asbestos, and products liability claims.
  • Secured published appellate decisions favorable to insurers on key issues, such as rulings that general liability policies do not provide coverage for antitrust liability and that prior and pending litigation exclusions in D&O policies broadly bar coverage for any claims based upon pre-policy matters.
  • Represented a DC police officer in a lawsuit against a national restaurant chain accused of race discrimination against customers in numerous states.


  • Board of Trustees, Washington Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights and Urban Affairs


  • Named one of DC's "Super Lawyers" for Insurance Coverage by Super Lawyers magazine (2013-2016)

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