Clients ranging from Fortune 500 companies to small, locally-owned businesses and municipal governments turn to Ben for their employment counseling and litigation matters.


Ben is a tenacious litigator with extensive trial experience representing clients in employment matters and other commercial disputes. Ben’s experience includes defending clients in employment discrimination, wrongful termination, retaliation and whistleblower claims under federal, state, and local statutes. Ben is also a trusted advisor and counselor to clients in all areas of employment law including hiring and firing, employment agreements, workplace investigations, restrictive covenants, labor negotiations, leaves of absence, disability issues, wage and hour compliance, and preventing discrimination, harassment and retaliation.

In addition to employment litigation, Ben also has extensive experience representing clients in False Claims Act cases, alleged bad faith insurance cases and product liability lawsuits.


Among recent successes, Ben obtained a unanimous defense verdict for a client after a three-week jury trial with a Plaintiff seeking over $50 million in addition to punitive damages.

Successfully defended a client and obtained a complete defense verdict after a trial on multiple claims arising under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act and its state law companion.

Effectively defended against multiple False Claims Act cases including obtaining a complete dismissal of a multimillion dollar case brought by a client's competitor.

Successfully obtained a verdict for a client after a week-long jury trial on a breach of contract claim.

Successfully defended against and obtained a complete dismissal for a client on a complex multimillion dollar commercial lawsuit in federal court.

News & Insights


"WARNING: Prop 65 "Can Expose" Product Manufacturers to Increased Litigation in California," October 2016

"California's Proposition 65: History and Proposed Amendments in 2016," May 2016

"Federal Preemption of State and Local Laws Governing Children's Products," April 2016



Named to the 2021-2024 Best Lawyers in America© "Ones to Watch" list

Professional & Civic Activities

Professional & Civic Activities

FOCUS St. Louis, Leadership St. Louis Program 2021-2022

Missouri Bar, 2014

Metropolitan Bar of St. Louis, 2014


  • Missouri, 2014
  • Illinois, 2015
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri, 2014
  • U.S. District Court for the Central District of Illinois, 2016


St. Louis University School of Law, J.D., magna cum laude, 2014

  • Order of the Woolsack
  • St. Louis University Law Journal, Lead Editor

University of Missouri-Columbia, B.A., Political Science, magna cum laude, 2011

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