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Overview

Ben takes a tactical, goal-oriented and creative approach to client public law and litigation matters.

Ben represents a broad range of public and private clients in state and federal court. He keeps the big picture in mind, including clients’ long-term goals, priorities and public relation needs.

A major focus of Ben's practice is public law and real-estate law. He represents government entities, private companies and public officials in cases related to eminent domain, zoning and land use, title litigation, and civil rights litigation, as well as other matters of public policy. Ben also provides government relations advice to public-sector clients.

Ben has experience with commercial litigation and arbitration matters for a range of industry clients, covering disputes in the real estate, oil and gas, automotive, construction and specialty manufacturing industries.


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Education

  • J.D., Southern Methodist University School of Law
    • cum laude
    • Jessup International Moot Court and Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot Court
    • International Lawyer, Managing Editor
  • B.A., Wheaton College

Admissions

  • Texas
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Texas
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Houston Bar Association
  • Houston Young Lawyers Association
  • Greater Houston Partnership, Houston Young Professionals and Entrepreneurs
  • Greater Houston Partnership – Real Estate Committee
  • State Bar of Texas, Government Law Section

Languages

  • Spanish, Proficient
Outside the Office

Ben and his wife travel every chance they get. The couple's favorite destinations include France, particularly Paris and Provence; Mexico; and the wine regions of Italy. When they're vacationing in the United States, they love camping, hiking and backpacking in the Rocky Mountains. He also enjoys fly-fishing and long-distance cycling.

Community Leadership
  • Kids in Need of Defense, Volunteer Attorney
  • The Beacon, Volunteer Attorney
  • Greater Houston Partnership, Real Estate Committee