Ben devotes significant time and resources to Texas Rio Grande Legal Aid,
which provides legal services to the indigent. In 2010 he was was awarded
its 'Champions of Justice' award. Ben has steered over $170,000 in unclaimed class action funds to TRLA.
Ben periodically makes presentations
at State Bar of Texas seminars, his last one entitled
'What Bankruptcy Lawyers Should Know about the FRCA'
(co-presented with H. Anthony Hervol),
which was voted a 'Top Ten' of all presentations made
to the Texas State Bar members in 2010.
Ben was born and raised in Cedaredge, Colorado, moved to Texas for law school, and stayed. He maintains a license to practice law in state and federal courts in Texas and Colorado. He graduated from the University of Houston Bates School of Law
in 1983 and moved to San Antonio in 1986. He has been married to a Cedaredge girl since 1975 and they have one daughter and one son-in-law