Ben’s practice areas are focused on Personal Injury, Bankruptcy, and Family Law. His passionate area of the law is helping bicycle accident victims. He was raised in Lancaster California and graduated from Antelope Valley High School in 1997. After spending two years as a missionary in Austria, Ben started his college career at Brigham Young University in Hawaii later transferring to Arizona State University when meeting his absolute pride and joy, Sonja.
Ben graduated cum laude from Arizona State University in 2003, only spending a combined total of just less than two years to complete his entire bachelor’s degree. Immediately following his studies at ASU he completed his law degree in 2006 from the prestigious and private Willamette University College of Law.
In his spare time Ben really enjoys spending time with his family above all. Traveling and simply just hanging out with his wife and his son are top priorities for him. In December of 2011 Ben was awarded service stars representing 21 years of volunteer service and participation in the Boy Scouts of America as a Boy Scout, and Leader with local Boy Scout Troops, Varsity Teams, and Venture Crews. Ben was also inducted into the Grand Canyon Council Boy Scouts of America “Hall of Fame” for his outstanding service and influence in a local Venture Crew. Some of his fondest memories include the many outings with the young men ages 12-18 he has mentored over the years.
Perhaps one of his favorite past times includes participating and competing in Endurance Sports such as Ironman Triathlons. Both Ben and Bacho have competed in several Ironman Triathlons. Ironman Triathlon is a 24 mile swim, 112 mile bike ride, followed by a 26.2 mile run – all of which must be completed in 17 hours or less. Most recently Ben competed in Ironman Florida. He has also competed In Ironman St. George 2010, and 2011. In 2012 Ben will be racing in Ironman St. George, Ironman Texas, and the U.S. Championships at Ironman New York. Ben founded a Non-Profit Organization called “I Can Do Hard Things, Inc.” with the purpose of helping the ordinary achieve the extraordinary. I Can Do Hard Things, Inc. will sponsor a benefit run in 2013 for Autism Awareness. With personal family ties to Autism, Ben is excited to help those who are affected by Autism by raising awareness and funds for the Southwest Autism Research and Resource Center (SARRC) and for Autism Speaks. The benefit run is nearly 2,000 miles from the border of Canada to the Border of Mexico along the Pacific Coast and then finishing in Phoenix Arizona at SARRC. Ben will run every single mile averaging about 50 miles per day for roughly 6 weeks.
Out of a desire to become a better attorney himself and to increase the standards of other bankruptcy attorneys, in 2011 Ben founded an organization devoted to improving the practice of law in the bankruptcy field known as Arizona Bankruptcy Lawyers for Excellence (“A.B.L.E”). This group provides monthly CLEs on a monthly basis to help educate attorneys in the area of bankruptcy law and to form a more community centered atmosphere amongst trustees, attorneys, and judges.
- Personal Injury & Bike Accidents
- Divorce & Family Law
- Arizona State University, Tempe Arizona, B.A. Psychology cum laude, 2003.
- Willamette University College of Law, Salem Oregon, J.D., 2006.
Memberships and Qualifications:
- Founder of Arizona Bankruptcy Lawyers for Excellence “A.B.L.E.”
- Member of Arizona Bankruptcy American Inn of Court
- Admitted to practice in all Arizona State and Federal courts
- National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys (NACBA)
- American Bankruptcy Institute
- American Bar Association
- Arizona Attorneys for Criminal Justice
- National College of DUI Defense
- National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
- Arizona State Bar
- Bankruptcy Section
- Family Law Section
- Probate & Trust Law Section