Associate
bader@tatebywater.com

Ben joined the firm as an associate in October 2019 with experience in civil litigation representing contractors and small businesses as well as in complex estate litigation and real estate litigation. His practice areas also include breach of contract litigation, Virginia Consumer Protection Act litigation, personal injury, and domestic relations. Ben is a passionate advocate for his clients as he seeks to achieve the best possible outcome.

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.

After law school 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 he drafted and edited opinions, briefed motions, and conducted case law and statutory research relating to civil and criminal law.

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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