Ben is a partner in Crowley Fleck’s Bismarck office where he maintains a broad-based civil defense practice. A native of Fargo, Ben began his legal career as law clerk for the Honorable United States District Court Judge Daniel Hovland in Bismarck. Ben leverages his knowledge of local rules and practices to help businesses and professionals of all stripes navigate the litigation process throughout North Dakota. From health care professionals to oil and gas developers, small business owners to engineers and construction firms, Ben utilizes his 10 years of experience to help clients reach their goals in Federal and State courts across North Dakota.

Ben serves on the Board of Directors of the North Dakota Defense Lawyers Association and was President of the NDDLA in 2019-2020. He currently serves as the DRI State Representative for North Dakota and is the co-chair of Crowley Fleck’s pro bono practice group. He is also recognized as an associate fellow with Litigation Counsel of America, a Great Plains Super Lawyers Rising Star, and a Benchmark Litigation – Litigation Star.

Practice Areas

Bar Admission

North Dakota


2014 – J.D., Cum Laude, University of North Dakota School of Law
2011 – B.A. in Political Science and English Literature, Cum Laude, Concordia College

Prior Experience (Employment)

Law Clerk to the Honorable Daniel Hovland, U.S. District Court, District of North Dakota (2014-2016)

Honors & Awards

Order of the Barristers
Great Plains Super Lawyers – Rising Star (2019 through present)
Benchmark Litigation – Litigation Star

Community Involvement

Member of Capital Curling Club

Professional Affiliations

State Bar Association of North Dakota
Big Muddy Bar Association
Inns of Court
North Dakota Defense Lawyers Association
Defense Research Institute