Ben is a litigator and Board Certified Workers Compensation Specialist in the State of Connecticut.
Ben is a leading member of the firm’s cannabis industry group and has a wealth of knowledge and practical experience regarding the state and national cannabis, hemp, and CBD industries regulations.
In addition, for over a decade, Ben has represented and defended individuals and institutions in catastrophic personal injury, negligence, and medical malpractice cases. Ben has settled or tried hundreds of civil litigation cases, including claims involving severe bodily injuries, wrongful death, trucking and automobile collisions, motorcycle and bicycling crashes, defective premises, defective products, and municipal and school place negligence. Ben also represents clients in cases involving construction and architectural related damages, construction liens, collections matters, environmental claims, employment cases, and landlord/tenant issues. Ben also has extensive experience representing injured workers and employers in Connecticut workers’ compensation cases.
Ben has taken over a dozen cases to jury verdict in both State and Federal Court, and has obtained favorable final administrative relief for his workers’ compensation and cannabis industry clients.
Prior to joining Carmody, Ben worked as a litigation and trial attorney at prominent litigation firms in both Connecticut and New York representing injured individuals and victims of negligence, as well as a wide variety of health care providers and professionals, including physicians, hospitals, and other medical facilities and institutions.
Connecticut Bar Association
Fairfield County Bar Association
American Bar Association
Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association
American Association for Justice
Vice Chair of Connecticut Bar Association’s Committee on Cannabis Law
Chairman of Fairfield County Bar Association’s Cannabis Law Section
Past Chairman of Fairfield County Bar Association’s Workers Compensation Section
Best Lawyers®: Medical Malpractice Law – Plaintiffs
250+ Top Lawyers in Fairfield County, 2023, Moffly Media
New Leaders in Law, Connecticut Law Tribune, 2022
Rising Star, Connecticut Super Lawyers® – Cannabis Law, 2021
Rising Star, Connecticut Super Lawyers® – Civil Litigation (in Connecticut and New York) 2016-2018, 2021-2022
Recognized for obtaining one of the Top 50 Verdicts in Connecticut in 2016 (Thirteenth Largest Verdict)
Top Attorney in Fairfield County, Greenwich Magazine, 2016
Nationally Ranked Top 10 Under 40, National Academy of Personal Injury Attorneys
Represents and advises a diverse portfolio of Cannabis, Hemp, and CBD clients, including several multi-state operators.
Obtained a $1,600,000 Jury Verdict in Connecticut Federal Court in a work-related burn case.
Obtained Workers’ Compensation Benefits for family of deceased Police Officer after the death claim was contested for half a decade.
Reversed the Social Security Administration’s denial of SSDI benefits for several Workers’ Compensation clients.
Represented clients with Traumatic Brain Injuries caused by vehicle crashes, pedestrian accidents, slip and falls, sporting and spectator accidents, and public-school gym accidents.
Obtained favorable Workers’ compensations decisions and sizable settlements for workers with severe cardiac, lung, spine and brain and other bodily injuries.