Ben earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in American Studies from Hillsdale College before returning to Arizona to obtain his J.D. from the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law at Arizona State University. While in law school, Ben served as a judicial extern at the Maricopa County Superior Court, clerked in a local boutique bankruptcy firm, and was certified as a limited practice student with the Civil Litigation Clinic. After passing the bar exam, Ben gained valuable civil litigation experience at another firm prior to joining Taylor & Lihn.
Those who know me well say that I’m:
I chose to become an attorney because as an undergraduate, I found that the work I enjoyed most involved intense research and deliberation to grasp a logical truth or shape a creative insight. Once I have completed that groundwork, I love the challenge of defending my position both in writing and through the spoken word. Attorneys have the unique opportunity to work as a thoughtful advisor and fierce advocate, so a career in the legal field serves as a natural extension of my abilities and interests.
I believe that…as water reflects the face, so one’s life reflects the heart.
I can…play the violin…poorly.
My greatest accomplishment… My marriage.
Favorite Quote: “When you are good to others, you are best to yourself.” -Benjamin Franklin
My next challenge… Tackling a never-ending to-do list for our new house.
On my bookshelf: On Grand Strategy by John Lewis Gaddis, That Hideous Strength by C.S. Lewis, and Team of Rivals by Doris Kearns Goodwin.
Seven words that describe me: Steady, loyal, empathetic, humorous, resilient, resourceful, and versatile.
One thing most people don’t know about me: I have extended family that work as full-time cattle ranchers and spent several summers living and working with them.
I volunteer with… Hillsdale College Alumni/ Student Mentorship Program
When I’m not working I love spending quality time with my wife, Kallie, and our labradoodle, Jessie. We enjoy visiting and hosting friends and family and exploring restaurants around the Valley along with hiking trails throughout the state.