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Ben is an Associate Attorney who focuses his practice on criminal and complex civil litigation at the federal, state, and local levels. Ben has practiced before trial and appellate courts in Washington, D.C. and Michigan, as well as before federal and state administrative agencies.
Before joining Flannery | Georgalis LLC, Ben spent two years as an attorney in the Washington, D.C. office of a premier international law firm. While there, he assisted major commercial clients in responding to federal securities fraud and antitrust investigations and in complex federal and state commercial litigation. Before entering private practice, Ben clerked for the Hon. Ed Carnes of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit and the Hon. James Gwin of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio.
Ben’s government experience includes service as an extern in the Washtenaw County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office in Ann Arbor, Michigan and an intern in the Special Proceedings Division of the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Columbia. As a law student, Ben represented a number of law school clinic clients in fraud investigations launched by the Michigan Unemployment Insurance Agency.
University of Michigan Law School, summa cum laude, Order of the Coif (J.D. 2016) (Articles Editor, Michigan Law Review)
Marietta College, summa cum laude, Class Valedictorian, Phi Beta Kappa (B.A. 2013)
Hon. Ed Carnes, U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit
Hon. James Gwin, U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio
Extern, Washtenaw County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office (2015)
Intern, Special Proceedings Division, U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Columbia (2014)
District of Columbia
U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia
6th Circuit Representative & Moot Court Committee Co-Chair, Younger Lawyers Division National Board, Federal Bar Association
Board Member & Law Clerk Committee Co-Chair, Northern District of Ohio Chapter, Federal Bar Association
Fourth Amendment Committee Member, National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
American Bar Association
Ohio State Bar Association
Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association
DC Bar Association