A former teacher, coach, and federal law clerk, Ben knows what it means to deliver excellent service to the people who depend on him. Ben uses his skills, experience, and client-centered approach to engage in matters with urgency and poise.


During law school, Ben interned at Kansas Legal Services, Inc., where he assisted clients with landlord-tenant disputes, estate planning, Medicare and Medicaid benefits, Social Security appeals, housing vouchers, and limited action suits. Also during law school, he gained an intimate view of the federal courts as a judicial intern for a district judge in the U.S. District Court for the District of Kansas. Before joining the firm, Ben served as a law clerk to District Judge Stephen R. Bough of the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Missouri.


As a summer associate at Stinson, Ben drafted discovery requests, and analyzed contracts for potential exposure to liability.

He also researched and drafted memoranda about class action certification, on enhanced damages for willful patent infringement under Federal Circuit precedent, and on the data breach notification requirements of all 50 U.S. states and Canada.

News & Insights


Co-Author, "Hon. Fernando J. Gaitan, Jr.: Senior U.S. District Judge, Western District of Missouri," The Federal Lawyer (forthcoming 2019-2020) (with Grace Colato)

Co-Author, "Kansas City Law Firms of the Past," KC Counselor (forthcoming November 2019) (with Steve Cosentino)

Professional & Civic Activities

Professional & Civic Activities

Federal Bar Association Chapter for the Districts of Kansas and Western Missouri, Law Student Mentorship Program Chairperson, 2018-present

Lawyers Encouraging Academic Performance, Volunteer, 2017-present

Children's Mercy Hospital Mercy Ambassadors, Member, 2019-present

American Bar Association

Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association

Eagle Scout, 2001

Practices & Industries


  • Missouri, 2018


University of Kansas School of Law, J.D., 2018

  • Order of the Coif
  • Kansas Journal of Law and Public Policy, Publication Editor and Staff Editor
  • Moot Court Council
  • CALI Excellence for the Future Awards: Property, Jurisprudence, Federal Courts and the Federal System
  • Law Tutor
  • Cottonwood Scholar

Avila University, M.A., Secondary Education, 2012

Saint Louis University, B.A., English, Certificate, Business Administration, 2007

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