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Benjamin I VandenBerghe

Lawsuits and disputes Attorney at Seattle, WA

5.0   5 reviews
  • Licensed for 19 years
    State WA
    Acquired 2004
    Active No misconduct found

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About Benjamin

Learn Benjamin’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Lawsuits and disputes
    The majority of my practice consists of general civil litigation with a focus on product liability defense, construction disputes, employment, contract, and business disputes.

    20 years, 300 cases

  2. Construction and development

    20 years, 35 cases

  3. Elder law
    I have experience with VAPA actions and most areas of estate and trust litigation, including general probate matters and most aspects of TEDRA litigation.

    20 years, 15 cases

  4. Environmental and natural resources

    13 years, 10 cases

  5. Insurance
    My insurance coverage practice is focused on representing policy holders in obtaining defense of claims or indemnity coverage from insurers.

    20 years, 20 cases

  6. Appeals
    I have handled administrative appeals through the superior court review and state and federal appeals, including several appeals to the Washington Supreme Court.

    20 years, 12 cases

Ben is an experienced litigator in the law firm of Montgomery Purdue, PLLC, a general business firm of 27 attorneys in a variety of practice areas that support businesses and business owners.  Ben is a focuses his practice on commercial and civil litigation with an emphasis on construction, real estate, trust and estate litigation, environmental, and insurance coverage disputes. 


Montgomery Purdue, PLLC
5500 Columbia Center
701 Fifth Avenue
Seattle, WA, 98104

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Posted by Mike | February 12, 2015
An Excellent Attorney
My partner and I have worked with Ben for about four years. He has successfully assisted us in several complex business matters including two litigations. I am a professional myself and I do understand when I am receiving quality representation. Ben can be very aggressive when needed and he handles matters intelligently.
Posted by Nik | February 11, 2015
Gets It Done!
No one likes to call their attorney, but hey I know when I do I'm getting the best. Professional knowledgeable expensive, but worth every penny. We have been working with Ben and his firm for over 4 years.
Posted by Rob | October 11, 2012
Robert Chadek - Vice President, Western Realty Advisors, Inc. - Commercial Real Estate Services
In addition to representing clients in leasing and investment sales, we own and mangage a portfolio of real estate in the greater Seattle area. Ben has represented our interests for many years now on a wide range of real estate related matters ranging from Tenant eviction to property pollution related to hazardous material spills. Ben is thoughful, diligent, hardworking and honest. I would not trust anybody else with handling the legal affairs of our real estate portfolio.
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Posted by Scott | January 6, 2012
Bold, Forthright, Knowledgeable
Mr. VandenBerghe has helped me with business dissolution and creation. When my moving business had to be closed due to a major client failing to pay our receivables, this created financial difficulties that fell on me personally. Ben was able to help me prioritize my obligations and protect me from further damage. You can expect a serious and dedicated approach from Ben.
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Posted by Hilary | December 6, 2011
Help During a Stressful Time
We have a small business that owns rental properties. We made the mistake of getting ourselves into a Lease to Own situation with some less than favorable tenants. No surprise the situation eventually went bad and we contacted Ben Vandenberghe to help us. Our issues eventually lead to eviction of these tenants and a judgement against them. This was a very stressful time for us as we have never had to deal with such deceitful people and the entire time Mr. Vandenberghe was there to calm our nerves and walk us through the process. We are more than satisfied with our entire dealings with Mr. Vandenberghe and everyone in his office. We have used him for small project since and would and do recommend him to friends and family.
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AVVO RATING 9.9 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Montgomery Purdue Blankinship & Austin, PLLC
  • 2004 - Present


  • University of Washington School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2004
  • University of Washington
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2000

Sample of Legal Cases

  • American Best Food, Inc. v. Alea London, Ltd.
  • Ruling for our clients, the insureds, that the insurance company breached the policy in bad faith.


  • King County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2004 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2004 - Present
  • Phi Beta Kappa
  • Member
  • 1998 - Present
  • Phi Theta Kappa
  • Member
  • 1997 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Super Lawyer
  • Washington Super Lawyers
  • 2015
  • Rising Star
  • Washington Super Lawyers
  • 2012
  • Best Speaker
  • Thomas Tang National Moot Court Competition
  • 2003
  • Second Best Speaker
  • August A. Rendigs National Products Liability Moot Court Competition
  • 2002
  • Mary Gates Leadership Grant
  • Mary Gates Foundation
  • 1999
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  • National Business Institute Seminar
  • Accounting 101 for Attorneys — Complying with Ethical Standards
  • 2011

Speaking Engagements

  • Accounting 101 for Attorneys — Complying with Ethical Standards
  • Complying with Ethical Standards
  • 2015
  • Three Potentially Perilous Phases of the Employment Relationship
  • Managing Risks in Employment Relationship
  • 2013

Attorney endorsements

Received (9)
Given (3)
Endorse Benjamin
Lawsuits and disputes Attorney | Dec 19
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"Ben was an excellent mentor, leader, and teacher. He is an experienced advocate who is passionate about serving his clients and obtaining favorable results. I'm grateful for the opportunity I had to learn from his experience and knowledge."
Environmental and natural resources Attorney | May 05
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer."
Lawsuits and disputes Attorney | Oct 23
Relationship: Co-worker
"Ben is a great lawyer. He is smart and gets things done."
Litigation Attorney | Dec 12
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"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."
Litigation Attorney | Dec 09
Relationship: Other
"Ben is a skilled litigator, creative problem solver and passionate advocate for his clients' needs. He's a talented lawyer that gets the job done."
Litigation Attorney | Dec 07
Relationship: Supervised lawyer
"Ben is a fantastic lawyer. He is experienced in a wide variety of commercial litigation matters. He provides practical counsel and results for clients in a cost-effective manner. He is a thoughtful and effective advocate for his clients and a successful attorney."
Litigation Attorney | Dec 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ben is a dedicated and passionate litigator. I would recommend him to clients looking for lawyer ready to champion a difficult cause."
Litigation Attorney | Dec 06
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer. Ben is a talented attorney who puts his client's needs first."
Litigation Attorney | Dec 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I've known Ben for many years - he is a tenacious and resourceful litigator who can be counted on to zealously represent his clients in a legal conflict."
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Seattle Lawsuits and disputes Lawyer Benjamin I VandenBerghe
Benjamin I VandenBerghe
Lawsuits and disputes Attorney
Seattle, WA
Licensed for 19 years