Associate
bader@tatebywater.com

Ben is an experienced civil litigator representing contractors and small businesses in various types of breach of contract disputes and he has experience in real estate litigation as well as disputes involving wills and trusts. He also represents commercial landlords in all stages of acquisitions and leasing as well as companies needing internal corporate counsel. Ben also works with clients to draft estate plans and litigate complex injury cases. Ben is a passionate advocate for his clients as he seeks to achieve the best possible outcome.

Ben served as a Judicial Law Clerk for the Honorable Craig D. Johnston of the Prince William County Circuit Court until his retirement. He then became the Law Clerk for the newly appointed Honorable James A. Willett. During this clerkship Ben gained a thorough and inside view of litigation and courthouse operations.

Ben is a 2017 graduate of William & Mary Law School where he served as the President of the Alternative Dispute Resolution Team, was part of the inaugural class of the William & Mary Law School Leadership Institute, worked as a Graduate Research Fellow, and served on the William & Mary Environmental Law and Policy Review. During law school Ben gained experience in civil and administrative law by working for the James City County Attorney’s Office, the Virginia State Corporation Commission, and Dominion Resources Services.

Ben was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and now resides in Reston, Virginia, where he lives with his wife and two children.

Areas of Practice

  • Commercial Litigation
  • Breach of Contract Litigation
  • Real Estate Litigation
  • Estate Administration
  • Estate Planning
  • Personal Injury
  • Domestic Relations

Admissions

  • Virginia
  • District of Columbia

Experience

  • Attorney, Ferguson Walton & Shansab
  • Judicial Law Clerk, Prince William County Circuit Court
  • Legal Intern, James City County Attorney’s Office
  • Legal Intern, Virginia State Corporation Commission

Education

William and Mary Law School
Juris Doctor

Brigham Young University 
Bachelor of Arts

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