Ben began working with us during high school, drafting persuasive fact statements for appellate briefs in Social Security Disability cases as well as Appeals Council memorandums. He graduated from the University of Oregon in 2005, side-by-side with Beau Robey, and went on to attend Lewis and Clark Law School. During law school, in addition to working with us during his 1L summer, he served as judicial extern to Judge Paul Papak of the United States District Court for the District of Oregon, research assistant to Dean Robert H. Klonoff, and Lead Articles Editor of the Lewis and Clark Law Review.
After graduating Magna Cum Laude from Lewis and Clark in 2012, he worked as a judicial clerk for Judge Timothy J. Sercombe at the Oregon Court of Appeals. After his clerkship, Ben moved back to Bellingham, studied for and passed the Washington State bar exam. Now an attorney, Ben states: “The experience that I gained working at your office continues to serve me well, but even more valuable are the relationships that I am blessed to have formed with such great people. Steve, Dave, Beau, and Marcia have all been integral people in my life, and I cannot thank you all enough for your unwavering support, guidance, and friendship.”