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About me

Since being admitted to the bar in 1995, I have limited my practice to complex civil litigation.  My primary area of practice is defending employers against claims by job applicants and employees of discrimination, harassment, and retaliation under federal and state law before courts and administrative agencies.  I also speak and write regularly on employment related issues and have a blog for managers entitled The Washington Job Law Blog.  I also litigate other types of complex commercial claims, including environmental claims and professional liability claims.        


Practice areas


  1. Employment: 80%
    14 years, 50 cases
  2. Class Action: 10%
  3. Environmental: 10%


Payment types:

Cash, Check

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  • Andrew James Kinstler

    Ben served as opposing counsel against me in a hard fought case. He was prepared, driven, careful and zealous, under difficult circumstances. I have immense respect for Ben's diligence, advocacy, effectiveness and preparation. I would hire Ben to represent me.


    Andrew Kinstler Commercial Attorney
    Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter

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    I endorse this lawyer. I've known Ben going back over 25 years, and have discussed and consulted with him in respect of numerous professional issues since the mid 1990s. He's handled a variety of complex litigation matters, especially in the fields of insurance, employment, and complex commercial disputes. He's efficient, creative, hardworking, and, above all else, practical and client-focused.


    Joshua Glatter
    Relationship: Friend

Contact info

Veris Law Group

1809 7th Ave Ste 1400
Seattle, WA, 98101-1394


NYCurrently registered 199603/13/2015
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Managing EditorBrooklyn Journal of International Law1995
Dean's Academic Achievement AwardBrooklyn Law School1993
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AttorneyVeris Law Group PLLC2012 - Present
AttorneyCozen O'Connor2006 - 2012
AttorneyKeller Rohrback, LLP2003 - 2006
AttorneyLustig & Brown, LLP2000 - 2003
AttorneyLaw Offices of Judd Burstein1996 - 2000
Association namePosition nameDuration
American Bar Association, Litigation Section, Trial Practice CommitteeSubcommittee Chair, PodCasts2013 - 2014
American Bar AssociationN/A2012 - Present
Pacific Coast Labor & Employment Law ConferenceSubcommittee Chair2010 - 2010
Defense Research InstituteN/A2006 - Present
Kings County Bar AssociationN/A2003 - Present
Washington State Bar AssociationN/A2003 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Ogletree v. ER Solutions, Inc.In one of the first cases in Washington, defeated motion to certify class under the autodialer provisions of the TCPA
McHugh v. City of TacomaDefeated case on summary judgment.
Mika Mobile v. B&V GamesGot infringing game removed from iTunes by Apple and infringing company agreed to remove infringing aspects of game.
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Publication nameTitleDate
American Bar Association Trial Practice Committee NewsletterHabit and Routine Practice Evidence2014
American Bar Association, Trial Practice NewsletterSpoliation and Facebook: Don't Toss that "Page" During Litigation2013
American Bar Association Trial Evidence Committee Proof NewsletterAvoiding the ESI Minefield on the March to Trial2013
Corporate Counsel MagazineStay Off the Hook for TCPA Claims2010
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Brooklyn Law SchoolN/AJD - Juris Doctor1995
State University of New York, AlbanyHistoryBA - Bachelor of Arts1991
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Washington Counties Risk Pool Spring ConferenceWhat Employers Need to Know About the ADA and the FMLA2014
American Bar Association RoundtableUse of Technology During Openings and Closings2013
Washington Collectors Association Annual ConferenceDefending TCPA Class Actions2010
Continuing Education ConferenceHow to Defend a TCPA Class Action2010