Benjamin Owen spends a great deal of time watching soccer in various locations. Between supporting local club D.C. United and the English Premier League side Arsenal F.C., in addition to the United States Men’s and Women’s National Teams, it’s a pretty safe bet that on any given Saturday and a fair number of Sundays, Ben is likely spending his time watching, talking about, or even just thinking about soccer.
Most of the time, Ben is focused on helping people get a fair shake at work, whether it’s through litigating employment law cases, negotiating severance agreements, or providing support through other workplace dispute resolution. In other cases, though, Ben handles general civil matters like assault and defamation, as well as other matters such as privacy and contract disputes.
Although these might seem like very different areas of law, the common thread is that Ben works to help his clients find fairness under the law, whether that means trying to get their jobs back, trying to get a new training program instituted at their workplace, or seeking monetary relief.
Prior to joining The Erlich Law Office, Ben served as a legal intern for the United States Navy Judge Advocate General’s Corps at multiple duty locations, at the Court of Appeals of Virginia in the chambers of the Honorable Rossie D. Alston, Jr., and in the Disclosure Unit of the United States Office of Special Counsel.
Ben earned his J.D. from the George Mason University School of Law. While at George Mason, Ben was Research Editor on the George Mason Law Review, a Writing Fellow in the Legal Research, Writing, and Analysis program, and worked as a Student Advisor in the Clinic for Legal Assistance to Servicemembers and Veterans.
Before law school, Ben taught Reading/English Language Arts to seventh graders at Thurgood Marshall Middle School in Prince George’s County, Maryland through the Teach For America program. Ben is very happy to still be in touch with many of his students, of whom he is very proud as they continue to grow up quickly.
Ben holds a B.A. in English with a literature concentration and a minor in Politics and Government from Ohio Wesleyan University in Delaware, Ohio. He is a member of the Virginia State Bar and has lived in the greater DC area since 2008.
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