Ben has been an Associate in the firm’s Syracuse office since 2021. Ben is passionate about representing both public- and private-sector labor unions, and their members, in a broad variety of matters ranging from organizing to bargaining and contract enforcement. Ben aspires to support organized labor in its mission to secure fair and productive workplaces marked by dignified wages and treatment. Ben believes in the value of the labor movement, and seeks to provide union clients with the counsel they need to advocate for their members’ rights.
Prior to joining Blitman & King, Ben served as a law clerk to the Honorable Lidia S. Stiglich of the Nevada Supreme Court. During law school, he trained in the California labor law office of Weinberg, Roger & Rosenfeld. He was honored with the Victor Van Bourg Scholarship, awarded to a law student committed to the practice of labor law on behalf of unions and working people. Before deciding to become a lawyer, Ben obtained a master’s degree in theoretical physics, with a concentration in the foundations of quantum mechanics, from the prestigious Perimeter Institute in Waterloo, Ontario, Canada.
Ben is a Syracuse native and a graduate of Nottingham High School. He was thrilled to return to Central New York after a decade-long absence. He resides in Eastwood with his wife Kara and their two large dogs. In his free time, he enjoys cooking, hiking, cycling and skiing.