Ben Gordon is a seasoned commercial litigator, with significant first- and second-chair trial experience in state and federal courts. Ben maintains a diverse practice, which cuts across various sectors, but he has a particular focus defending financial institutions against claims arising out of both consumer and commercial financial products. Ben also has significant experience in construction and surety litigation, insurance coverage and defense litigation, toxic tort and products liability litigation, and alternative dispute resolution. Ben prides himself on guiding his clients through all aspects of civil litigation, from inception through discovery, dispositive motion practice, mediation, trial and appeal.
Ben maintains an active pro bono practice, and is a director of Philadelphia VIP, an organization that, every year, pairs hundreds of pro bono clients with volunteer lawyers. Ben regularly sits as a sworn arbitrator in the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas, and has presided over dozens of hearings on a wide variety of issues.
While attending law school, Ben tried cases for the Defender Association of Philadelphia and the Philadelphia District Attorney’s Office. He received numerous awards for his trial advocacy, oral advocacy and negotiation skills. Ben served as a staff member on the Temple International & Comparative Law Journal and was a fellow in the Rubin Public Interest Law Honor Society. He also clerked for a Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas Judge. Ben lives in Philadelphia with his wife and daughter.