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About Me

Ben  was born and raised in the Seattle area and served in the US Army after high school as an Airborne Infantry soldier in 2nd Ranger Battalion stationed at Fort Lewis.  Ben attended college on the GI Bill and received both his BA in History and Juris Doctor from the University of Washington.  Ben is a partner in the downtown Seattle law firm of Montgomery Purdue Blankinship & Austin PLLC, a general business firm of 25 attorneys in a variety of practice areas that support businesses and business owners.  Ben is a general business attorney and he focuses on commercial and civil litigation with an emphasis on employment, construction, real estate, and insurance disputes. 


Practice Areas


  1. Civil Litigation/Dispute Resolution: 70%
    11 years, 300 cases
  2. Insurance: 10%
    11 years, 20 cases
  3. Elder Law: 10%
    11 years, 15 cases
  4. Appeals: 10%
    11 years, 12 cases


Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

7 total 

  • Joseph A Hamell

    Ben is a great lawyer. He is smart and gets things done.


    Joseph Hamell Litigation Attorney
    Relationship: Co-worker

  • Brian Corker Free

    I have worked with Ben on a number of lawsuits, and have always found him to be professional,hard-working, and well versed in the law. I wouldn't hesitate recommending him to any person or business in need of a skilled litigator.


    Brian Free Banking Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact Info

Montgomery Purdue Blankinship & Austin PLLC

5500 Columbia Center
701 Fifth Avenue
Seattle, WA, 98104



Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Super LawyerWashington Super Lawyers2015
Rising StarWashington Super Lawyers2012
Best SpeakerThomas Tang National Moot Court Competition2003
Second Best SpeakerAugust A. Rendigs National Products Liability Moot Court Competition2002
Mary Gates Leadership GrantMary Gates Foundation1999
Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
PartnerMontgomery Purdue Blankinship & Austin, PLLC2004 - Present
Association NamePosition NameDuration
King County Bar AssociationMember2004 - Present
American Bar AssociationMember2004 - Present
Phi Beta KappaMember1998 - Present
Phi Theta KappaMember1997 - Present
Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
American Best Food, Inc. v. Alea London, Ltd.Ruling for our clients, the insureds, that the insurance company breached the policy in bad faith.
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Publication NameTitleDate
National Business Institute SeminarAccounting 101 for Attorneys — Complying with Ethical Standards2011
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Washington School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2004
University of WashingtonHistoryBA - Bachelor of Arts2000
Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Accounting 101 for Attorneys — Complying with Ethical StandardsComplying with Ethical Standards2015
Three Potentially Perilous Phases of the Employment RelationshipManaging Risks in Employment Relationship2013