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Benjamin S Kuipers

Family Attorney at Scottsdale, AZ

4.6   47 reviews

About Benjamin

Learn Benjamin’s areas of practice.

4
Practice areas
  1. Family
    45%
    Paternity, Child Support, Custody Issues, Spousal Maintenance, and much more.

    12 years, 270 cases

  2. Criminal defense
    30%
    Felony, Misdemeanor Criminal and DUI Defense

    12 years, 330 cases

  3. Personal injury
    20%

  4. Constitutional
    5%

    12 years

Benjamin S. Kuipers is a first generation American originally raised in rural Minnesota, and is an Arizona trial attorney focusing on litigation. Mr. Kuipers studied in college under a number of fine professors and contributed to articles published by fellows at the Hoover Institution, and in the Wall Street Journal. Mr. Kuipers graduated college magna cum laude in three years, and proceeded to move to New York City, where he was employed at the country’s oldest economics think-tank, the Foundation for Economic Education.

 

Following a brief hiatus running a political campaign, Mr. Kuipers attended and graduated law school at Arizona State University. In his undergrad and law school career, Mr. Kuipers was able to study under two U.S. Supreme Court Justices, two state Supreme Court justices (one in Michigan and one in Arizona), and worked as a research fellow in economic history studying the long term impact on federal fiscal policy of the First World War. Following law school, Mr. Kuipers litigated hundreds of cases in Arizona’s trial and appellate courts spanning everything from cases involving a few thousand to fifteen million dollars. With over one hundred bench and jury trials, Mr. Kuipers has a 100% success rate in Arizona appellate litigation. Mr. Kuipers loves the courtroom, and that love is reflected in the individual care he gives each client and case. 

 

When not litigating cases, Mr. Kuipers enjoys spending time bantering about on the finer points of military history, economics, law, and philosophy with his friends, many cousins the world over, and colleagues in the National Guard. Most especially however, he cherishes his time in the mountains with his fellow avid co-sportsman, a devoted Rhodesian Ridgeback. 

 

Being a single generation out of a foreign jungle where the rule of law and civilization itself was under attack from terrorist forces, Mr. Kuipers appreciates the magnificent gift it is to be an American, and has acted in gratitude of this gift by going through the U.S. Army School of Infantry at Fort Benning, GA, and by serving proudly in the Arizona Army National Guard. Mr. Kuipers comprehends the tremendous gift it is to be in a society governed by the rule of law, where the individual's rights are protected and guaranteed against all comers, and he has dedicated himself to working to preserve for future generations those basic principles of limited government which undergird our American system of law, and which are enshrined in our Constitution. 

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Licensed for 12 years
State AZ
Status Active
Acquired 2010
Updated 09/18/2022

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

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Fowler St Clair PLC
8655 E. Via de Ventura Suite G-225
Scottsdale, AZ, 85258
Fowler St Clair PLC
442 W. Kortsen Rd. Suite 201 #4
Casa Grande, AZ, 85122
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4.6 / 5.0
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Posted by Danielle | April 21, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Hands Down THE BEST!!!
Ben is hands down the best lawyer I have ever had! He is 100% involved in the information you tell him, and uses it in the courtroom. He is a great asset to have, especially in cases where the other party tends to try to bully or control. Ben is quick witted and very intelligent. He handled my family law case with ease, and I never felt lost with him as my attorney. HIGHLY RECOMMEND! Would leave 10 stars if I could.
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Posted by Kirby Tatum | May 31, 2018
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Above and Beyond
As a former school administrator, I was confident I could navigate and negotiate my own Family Law case during my divorce However, I soon realized that some issues were too complex and really needed a professional. Upon referral, I called Mr. Kuipers (Ben) in a panic; quickly needing a document I was required to file with the court the following day. Ben squeezed me in before the end of that same day and he delivered me with the document I so desperately needed. I was so extremely relieved and grateful for his willingness to calm my frustration and remedy my situation in such an efficient and professional manner that I kept using his services throughout my divorce. Trust me when I tell you that this gentleman will, "get the job done", with your complete satisfaction. Thank you Ben for taking care of me during a very difficult time. You indeed went, "Above and Beyond"!
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Posted by Richard A | February 28, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent
I called Ben on a few questions about a family law case I was dealing with while he also mentioned that he was a defence attorney. I happen to be going through a family and defense case and ended up hiring Mr Kuipers for both cases. Anytime I had a question or concern I would reach out to Ben and he was always there to give me good solid feedback and if he didn't know the answer off hand he knew them with in a couple days. I've had Mr Kuipers hired for about a year during these cases not only did Ben make me feel comfortable he made me feel like a friend and always had me laughing even when I was concerned about what was going on. If i ever need a attorney again I wouldn't hesitate one bit to call Ben back to defend me. Ending results on my defense case everything was dropped 100%. Ending results on my family law case I won 50/50 custody of my daughter. Thank you Ben Kuipers for your honest decisions and helping me along through the way of these stressful moments that could have chnaged my life.
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Posted by Josh | November 4, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Very Effective!
Ben Kuipers has helped me in a couple different cases. He knows the law and is very professional and caring. He got the best deal he possibly could and i couldn't be more pleased with the outcome. He goes above and beyond to ensure you are comfortable with every step of the legal process and is very patient when you have questions. He did an outstanding job for me and I would highly recommend him.
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Posted by Nic | August 11, 2015
DUI with a prior dropped to Reckless
I was caught between a hard place and a rock. I was charged with a DUI in Feb 2015 and this was my 2nd offense with in the last 10 years. As I was looking for a lawyer to represent myself, I was referred to speak with Ben Kuipers. Best decision ever. My first impression of Ben was that he does not like to lose. Also, after talking, he was very confident that we had a case we could fight. Ben's had an amazing game plan and he stood very firm with the prosecuting attorney. To make a long story short, Ben plead my case down from a DUI (with a prior) to a reckless driving. Much thanks to his hard work and expertise. Now, I will not have to have an Interlock device, no jail time, smaller fine, and my license will not be suspended. My favorite part was when we were in the court room, other lawyers over heard our case and coming up to Ben asking, "how did you get your client a reckless with a prior" If you are caught between a rock and a hard place like I was, I HIGHLY recommend Ben Kuipers to represent you in the court of law Thank you again
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Posted by Nic | August 11, 2015
DUI reduced to Reckless
I was caught between a hard place and a rock. I was charged with a DUI in Feb 2015 and this was my 2nd offense with in the last 10 years. As I was looking for a lawyer to represent myself, and I was referred to speak with Ben Kuipers. My first impression I received of Ben is that he does not like to lose. Also, he was very confident with my situation that I had a case we could fight. I was very pleased to know that Ben had a game plan and he stood very firm with the prosecuting attorney. To make a long story short, Ben plead my case down from a DUI to a reckless driving. Much thanks to his hard work and expertise, I will not have to have an Interlock device, jail time, or my license being suspended. I will never forget when other lawyers in the building asking Ben "how did you get your client a reckless with a prior" If you are caught between a rock and a hard place, I HIGHLY recommend Ben Kuipers to represent you in the court of law Thank you again
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Posted by Mark | May 23, 2015
He delivered for me and my family
My life was on the line, literally 15 years was the possibility, and Ben did what he said he would.. He was powerful in front of the jury and eviscerated the witnesses against us. I recommend him, 1100%.
Posted by Barb | May 7, 2015
This Lawyer is EXCEPTIONAL!
My impression from first was excellent. He instantly understood what the real issues of the case was and set us out on a 6 month path that was tough, but that at the end of it, brought my kids back to me, full time. My ex tried to take our children out of the country, and for a brief period it looked bad, but we stuck to the plan and fought it out, and they're back with me and my ex spaying me child support! I recommend him!
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Posted by Jordan | March 12, 2015
Can't say enough good things
To cut to the chase, Ben got me out of a big jam. Criminal charges, don't have them anymore. He got all charges dismissed, and even forgave part of the money I promised to pay. He did everything I hped for and more. Call him up, play it forward.
Posted by Keith | March 2, 2015
Smoking Gun!!!
I met Ben as he finished a hearing before mine I began asking him some questions and with his responses I knew he was the man for the job. Before I had Ben on my side my case was like the bottom of a mudslide. With the help of Ben and his staff things imminently began looking better. After a while we were on the top of the mountain creating the mudslide! Ben and his Staff work diligently and meticulously some times after hours to get us to the winners circle. Thank You!!! I couldn't be more satisfied with the effort and outcome of his law firm. I have already recommended Ben and his firm to some friends and I will continue to d so in the future. PS: Good luck with the Prom Queen
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Posted by Greg | February 17, 2015
Cant recommend him enough
I met Ben sitting outside a courtroom when I started asking him questions and even though he was reading he stopped and took the time to talk to me and show concern about me. I actually went and asked the court clerk who he was after I had my hearing and called his office. I dont' regret it. He has a clear and honest way of dealing with things, and doesnt blow smoke. You may not always like what he has to say but you'll be glad you have him in your corner.
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Response from Benjamin Kuipers February 18, 2015
Greg, I appreciate the kind words. I'm so glad things have worked out so well! Good luck!
Posted by Aaron | December 17, 2014
The Noble Viking
About Ben Kuipers - Unfortunately, there are no words in the English language fit to describe my experience with Ben. I never could have expected to be so impressed and well taken care of by a lawyer. To sum it up, Ben is: talented; knowledgeable; honest; fair; accommodating; charismatic; charming; effective and pleasant. PLUS he charged me less to complete my entire case than most other lawyers quoted me for just a retainer fee. About My Case - I was worried that I was going to have to serve time, pay insane amounts of money and have my life taken over by the judicial system for a felony charge, from several years ago. After weeks of researching the history and current system of law, I decided that if I had any chance at getting through this, I was going to need a good honest lawyer. I couldn't afford the outrageous prices lawyers typically charge though, so I spent another couple of weeks researching lawyers and law firms to find the perfect balance of affordable and exceptional. I ended up with a more exceptional lawyer than any of those high-priced hacks could be! Ben got my charges reduced with the lowest possible sentence with virtually no imposing restrictions! Whenever I was able to have conversation with him, he answered all my questions in an understandable way, and was happy to discuss the more taboo aspects of the law with me. He made clear that which I didn't understand and enlightened me to my misconceptions. Conclusion - !!!!!!!!! BENJAMIN KUIPERS IS A PHENOMENAL LAWYER & A WONDERFUL PERSON !!!!!!!!!! HIGHLY recommended! Thank you for reading. May you too have the pleasure of working with this Noble Viking.
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Response from Benjamin Kuipers February 17, 2015
Aaron, your review is too kind. I really appreciate you leaving such feedback, and I really enjoyed the CD you left me, especially the first track. You have a talent. Stay out of trouble, and stay in the studio!
Posted by joseph | November 28, 2014
Honest and brilliant Attorney
My first impression of Ben was that he is huge- 6'6" tight end build Lawyer! But his winning smile set me at ease, I want this guy fighting on my side! Right from my first consultation regarding a DUI charge, Benjamin Kuipers was fully on my side. He asked about my situation and what happened that night. Then explained how we should proceed and helped me understand the process. He got the charges dismissed with only a few points on my license. Highly recommend!!
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Response from Benjamin Kuipers February 17, 2015
Joe, I appreciate that comment and I'm so happy for you we got a good outcome on your case!
Posted by Mark | November 22, 2014
Glad I got him before my ex did
I am so glad I was given Ben's number by a friend. He took a situation that wasn't the best with me, and turned it around in a couple months and got me final legal decision making. My ex is paying my attorneys fees and I have my kids. He's a lifesaver!
Response from Benjamin Kuipers February 17, 2015
Mark, you're a good man, and I'm honored to have been able to assist you through this process. Stay in touch with the Dutch.
Posted by Jeff | November 18, 2014
Great Attorney
Have a lot of good things to say about Ben. His firm was pretty good and staff pretty responsive, though sometimes i did have to wait a day to get a reply to my emails. But it was in court that Ben's colors really shone through. He absolutely demolished my ex on the stand and exposed her lies. The judge ruled she wasn't credible and madethings right. I can't recommend him enough in front of the judge. Worth the money.
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Response from Benjamin Kuipers February 17, 2015
Jeff, thanks for putting your faith in me and following through on our game plan. It worked out well and I'm so happy for you!
Posted by Debbie | November 14, 2014
Handed my issues and won
I can't recommend these guys more. Ben got my case handled quickly with professionalism. He subpoenaed records and lined up witnesses, and when we just brought that forward my ex decided that he didn't want any. He's a game changer.
Response from Benjamin Kuipers February 17, 2015
Debbie, sometimes you don't have to fight to win. I'm happy we were able to use our strength to achieve your goals and protect your family. Keep in touch.
Posted by Tori | November 7, 2014
he does what he says
I hired Ben to get my kids back, and he did. I'm not sure exactly what happened or how it was done, but at the end of the day, where I had an order of protection upheld against me and wasn't able to see my kids, I walked away with primary custody! He's the man.
Response from Benjamin Kuipers November 14, 2014
Tori, I'm so happy things went as well as they did with your case. Sometimes the longest route truly is the shortest way home!
Posted by Jose | November 5, 2014
Engaged guy
I found Ben through a friend, and didn't know exactly waht to expect. He's downn to earth and straightforward, he explained the case against me clearly and told me what the prosecutors would be telling the jury. We went through everything and found where the ppolice didn't follow the law, and he got the case dismsissed. Dismissed! I really recommend him.
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Response from Benjamin Kuipers November 14, 2014
Jose, thanks for the endorsement, I appreciate it. At the end of the day, the police officers investigating an incident have to follow the same law as you or me, and holding them accountable is crucial to upholding the rule of law. Congrats buddy!
Posted by Bill | October 13, 2014
Saved my money
I met Ben for a criminal law consultation, and not only did he not try to convince me to go with him he told me how to discuss the case with the public defender and get it resolved without chagres going on my record. He told me to save y money and I did. He's an honest man.
Response from Benjamin Kuipers November 14, 2014
Bill, sometimes attorneys aren't the way to go... good luck!
Posted by Jose | October 8, 2014
Saved my family
Hired Ben a few months ago to handle a case for my two kids. My ex tried to take them and move them to Nevada, and actually had them already there under the temporary orders. Ben got the orders reversed showed the court the lies and the kids are here with me now!! He's worth his weight in gold in court!
Response from Benjamin Kuipers February 17, 2015
Jose, I'm so happy we were able to help you out. You have a lovely family!
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
  • Hourly Rates $ 250-300 per hour
  • Retainer Sometimes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 9.9 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Managing Attorney
  • Kuipers Law PLLC
  • 2012 - Present
  • Associate Attorney
  • Gurstel, Staloch & Chargo, PA
  • 2011 - 2011
  • Associate Attorney
  • Doyle Berman Murdy PC
  • 2010 - 2010
  • Clerk
  • Maricopa Country Superior Court
  • 2008 - 2009
  • Law Clerk
  • Maricopa County Attorney's Office
  • 2008 - 2008
  • Blackstone Legal Fellow
  • Alliance Defense Fund
  • 2007 - 2007
  • Carpenter
  • Bardwell Construction Company
  • 2005 - 2006
  • Research Intern
  • Foundation For Economic Education, New York
  • 2004 - 2005
  • Economic History Research Assistant
  • Hillsdale College
  • 2003 - 2004
  • Handyman
  • Kuipers & Watts Home Restoration
  • 2001 - 2004
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Education

  • Mises Circle
  • Certificate
  • 2015
  • Arizona State
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2009
  • Hillsdale College
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2004
  • Mises Institute
  • Austrian Scholars Conference Diploma
  • 2004
  • Foundation for Economic Education
  • Advanced Austrian Seminar Diploma
  • 2004
  • Mises Institute
  • Diploma
  • 2003
  • Foundation for Economic Education
  • Freedom University Diploma
  • 2003
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Legal Cases

  • State of Arizona v. R
  • Case dismissed
  • State v. Goins
  • Overturned Jury Verdict and Awarded New Trial
  • State of AZ v. Green
  • All Counts Dismissed
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Associations

  • The American Society of Legal Advocates
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • The National Trial Lawyers
  • Members
  • 2015 - Present
  • Better Business Bureau
  • Accredited Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • U.S. District Court of Arizona
  • Attorney Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • State Bar of Arizona
  • Attorney Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • ASU Federalist Society
  • President
  • 2008 - 2009
  • ASU Federalist Society
  • Vice President
  • 2007 - 2008
  • ASU Environmental Law Club
  • Member
  • 2007 - 2009
  • Federalist Society
  • Vice President
  • 2006 - 2007
  • Hillsdale College Classical Liberals
  • President
  • 2003 - 2005
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Afrikaans

Awards

  • Top 40 Under 40
  • National Trial Lawyers Association
  • 2016
  • Superb Criminal Defense Attorney
  • AVVO
  • 2015
  • Top 40 Under 40 Family Lawyers
  • The American Society of Legal Advocates
  • 2015
  • Top 40 under 40 Criminal Defense
  • National Trial Lawyers Association
  • 2015
  • Client's Choice Award
  • Avvo
  • 2015
  • Client's Choice 2014 "Constitutional Law"
  • Avvo
  • 2014
  • Top Contributer 2014 "Family Law"
  • Avvo
  • 2014
  • Client's Choice 2014 "Family Law"
  • Avvo
  • 2014
  • Top Contributer 2014 "Criminal Defense"
  • Avvo
  • 2014
  • Client's Choice 2014 "Criminal Defense"
  • Avvo
  • 2014
  • "Exellent" Criminal Attorney
  • Avvo
  • 2014
  • Top Contributor
  • Avvo
  • 2014
  • Client's Choice Award
  • Avvo
  • 2013
  • Top Contributor: Family Law
  • Avvo
  • 2013
  • BA. Magna Cum Laude
  • Hillsdale College
  • 2005
  • Dean's List
  • Hillsdale College
  • 2004
  • Dean's List
  • Hillsdale College
  • 2003
  • Dean's List
  • Hillsdale College
  • 2002
  • Essay Champion: French & Indian War
  • Daughters of the American Revolution
  • 1994
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Publications

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Speaking Engagements

  • Considerations in Legal Decision Making & Rellocation Cases & Drug Testing and How to Interpret the Results
  • CLE By The Sea (Attendee)
  • 2014
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Attorney endorsements

Received (105)
Given (234)
Constitutional Attorney | Mar 14
Relationship: Co-worker
"Ben and I serve together as judge advocates in the National Guard (albeit different states). He is thoughtful, intellectual attorney who always places his clients' interests first. Additionally, he has the innate ability to think tactically and strategically about legal issues in order to achieve the best outcomes. I would recommend Ben to anyone looking for high quality representation."
Family Attorney | Nov 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Kuipers is an amazing advocate for those in need. I would not hesitate to send my own clients his way."
Family Attorney | Jul 11
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Worked with Mr. Kuipers on another family law matter. He works well for his clients and is a reasonable attorney. He knows how to fight for his clients when it is needed and when to tell his clients whether or not they are being reasonable."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Kuipers is professional, bright and finds creative solutions to complex legal problems. I endorse this lawyer."
Constitutional Attorney | Mar 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Benjamin is an excellent attorney committed to providing the highest quality representation to clients. I endorse this attorney without reservation."
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Sep 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I highly endorse Mr. Kuipers. Truly exceptional and caring attorney who achieves great results in representing clients! I want all people to contact him for help."
Unknown Attorney | May 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Keen attention to detail with exceptional client service. I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer he is a fierce and capable advocate."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. He is a knowledgable Attorney and a zealous advocate in court for his clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Great criminal defense attorney. I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ben is an excellent criminal defense attorney in the Phoenix area. He fights hard for his client's and truly cares about their future. I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Ben, he a knowledgeable and hardworking attorney, who strives to help clients achieve the best results! In fact I wish he worked in Massachusetts so I could consult him on criminal matters."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Ben is an outstanding Criminal Defense and litigation lawyer and I highly recommend him."
Unknown Attorney | Feb 13
Relationship: Other
"Aggressive representation and a great attorney. I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Dec 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I highly recommend this lawyer he is a true professional"
Family Attorney | Dec 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. He is a knowledgeable and well respected attorney in the community."
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse attorney Benjamin Kuipers. Active member in Avvo posting accurate legal answers to help folks needed advice. Respected by peers in the legal industry."
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