Ben practices with the firm's Litigation and Environmental Practice Groups. He represents clients, from individuals to large public and private companies, in state and federal courts, mediation and arbitration. He has experience with a wide variety of complex litigation, including commercial disputes, environmental and professional liability, and intellectual property claims. His media practice includes representation of the news media in First Amendment, defamation and privacy, and freedom of information matters.

Before joining Preti Flaherty, Ben served as law clerk to the Honorable John A. Woodcock, Jr. at the United States District Court, District of Maine. While in law school at the University of Wisconsin Law School, he served as Managing Editor of the Wisconsin International Law Journal.

A native of Falmouth, Maine, Ben now lives in Portland with his wife Erin.

Practice Areas


  • University of Wisconsin Law School (J.D., cum laude)
  • Georgetown University (B.A., cum laude)


  • Maine
  • Massachusetts
  • U.S. District Court, District of Maine
  • U.S. District Court, District of Massachusetts
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, First Circuit

Honors & Awards

  • Recognized in 2014 and 2015 New England Super Lawyers as a "Rising Star" in the area of General Litigation

Civic Involvement

  • Boys and Girls Club of Southern Maine
    • Friends Council, Steering Committee
  • Georgetown University
    • Chairman of the Alumni Admission Program Committee for the state of Maine
  • Dan Cardillo Charitable Fund
    • Race Coordinator for the Annual 5K Walk/Run
  • Rippleffect
    • Fundraised, and rappelled down the side of Portland's largest building, in support of 2015 Rappel for Rippleffect campaign