Benjamin C. Seiken

Areas of emphasis:

Litigation and appellate practice
Creditors’ Rights
Business law

Professional Experience

Ben is an attorney working in the litigation and business departments of Karnopp Petersen.  His practice emphasizes commercial litigation as well as representing secured creditors.  Ben’s experience gives him the ability to fully litigate a case and take the steps necessary to collect on a judgment entered by the court in his client’s favor.  Ben has experience in litigating cases in Oregon and Washington courts as well as U.S. Bankruptcy courts.

Prior to joining Karnopp Petersen, Ben worked at a law firm in Portland, Oregon, where he represented a variety of different businesses both in and out of the courtroom, including real estate developers, banks, tech companies, petroleum suppliers, and community associations.  Ben has also worked at a non-profit, where he used his legal skills to advocate on behalf of Oregonians with disabilities.  While in law school, Ben externed for the Hon. Owen M. Panner and Hon. Mark D. Clarke at the U.S. District Court and interned at the Bonneville Power Administration.

Personal Interests

In his free time, Ben enjoys hiking and standup paddle boarding with his wife and dog Auggie, and has been an avid CrossFitter for years.

Education and Awards

Lewis and Clark Law School, 2012

  • J.D.
  • Cum laude
  • Business law roundtable scholar

Rhodes College, 2009

  • B.A., Political Science
  • Cum laude
  • Pi Sigma Alpha

Admitted to Practice:

  • Oregon
  • Washington
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Oregon
  • U.S. District and Bankruptcy Courts for the District of Eastern Washington
  • U.S. District and Bankruptcy Courts for the District of Western Washington
Phone: 541-382-3011
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