About Our Firm
Our passion is helping good people through tough times. We pride ourselves on deeply understanding our clients’ lives and cases, providing the best advice and peace of mind, and fighting for our people until their case is won.
Ben graduated from the University of Oregon before earning his law degree. During law school, he was president of the American Constitution Society, studied comparative law in South Africa, and worked for the NAACP Gulf Coast Advocacy Center in New Orleans, assisting residents in the wake of Hurricane Katrina.
After law school, Ben began his career at a Portland firm that focused exclusively on litigating complex cases on behalf of injured people, before founding his own firm in 2011. He is licensed to practice in Oregon, Washington and Missouri.
Ben contributes his time to the Oregon State Bar (OSB), Oregon Trial Lawyers Association (OTLA) and the Multnomah Bar Association (MBA), and regularly writes articles and speaks at events. When he is not working for clients, Ben volunteers for the Oregon Food Bank, bikes around the Portland area, and explores the northwest.
Current Professional Activities:
- OTLA Board of Governors
- OSB Procedures and Practice Committee
Past Professional Activities:
- OTLA: Motor Vehicle Section Co-Chair, New Lawyer Committee Co-Chair, co-author of Uninsured/Underinsured Motorist Claims chapter in Motor Vehicle Desk Book, winner of first Outstanding Young Lawyer award.
- MBA: YLS Board of Directors, Pro Bono Committee Chair, winner of YLS Award of Merit.
In her career and personal life, Heather is a passionate advocate for others and believes everyone should be treated fairly and with respect. Heather obtained her degree in Paralegal Studies from Portland Community College after previously earning her degree in Criminal Justice from Portland State University. After completing her studies, she gained valuable experience through her work in the Public Defender’s office, as well as in a firm specializing in civil rights and employment litigation.
Heather volunteers her time as an Instructor with WomenStrength, and in 2015 she was awarded a President’s Volunteer Service Award for her work. When not hard at work for clients, any time left over is spent hiking, and in awe of her two children.