Ben joined Karnopp Petersen in the summer of 2017. Prior to moving to Bend, he received his J.D. degree at Willamette University College of Law, where he graduated at the top of his class. During law school, he worked as a law clerk for the Oregon Department of Justice, as a summer law clerk at a Portland law firm, and as a legal extern with a lobbying firm during the 2017 Oregon legislative session. Ben has experience working with clients in the public and private sectors on a range of matters including business formations and transactions, litigation in federal and state courts, and representation before legislative and administrative bodies. Before law school, Ben served as a district aide to a member of Oregon’s congressional delegation.
Education and Awards
Willamette University College of Law
- J.D., Summa cum laude, 2017
- President’s Scholarship recipient
University of Oregon, Clark Honors College
- B.S., Summa cum laude, 2012
- President, Associated Students of the University Oregon
Admitted to Practice:
- State of Oregon, 2017
When Ben is not working, he enjoys running, hiking, and exploring Central Oregon with his two dogs.