Benjamin Hartwell

Profile

Ben devotes his practice to the proactive, practical, and effective representation of clients in civil litigation matters. His acumen for investigation, research, and advocacy leads to results both in the courtroom and at the settlement table. He has successfully defended clients against claims involving alleged defects in household appliances and industrial equipment, negligence in bars, hotels, restaurants, and retail stores, breaches of commercial agreements and implied warranties, exposure to toxic chemicals, and infringement of patent and trademark rights.

Prior to joining Ward Greenberg, Ben clerked for the Honorable Richard S. Hoffman of the Superior Court of New Jersey, Appellate Division, supporting the judiciary in cases of critical public importance involving issues such as open access to government records, municipal tax assessment, and commercial zoning rights. During his time at Rutgers Law School, Ben was named Champion and Best Orator of the Honorable James Hunter III Moot Court Competition, received consecutive Best Brief accolades for his legal writing acumen, and served as Lead Articles Editor for the Rutgers University Law Review.

Ben is a proud native of Cleveland, Ohio. In his free time, he enjoys traveling the world, cheering for Cleveland’s sports teams, and taking walks with his wife and dog.

Credentials

Education

  • Rutgers Law School, J.D., cum laude, 2015
  • University of Mount Union, B.A., cum laude, 2012

Admissions to Practice

  • Pennsylvania
  • New Jersey
  • U.S. District Court of Pennsylvania (All Districts)
  • U.S. District Court of New Jersey
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Third Circuit

Activities

  • American Bar Association
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association
    Case Summaries Editor, Civil Litigation Section Newsletter
  • Philadelphia Association of Defense Counsel
    Member, Amicus Committee
  • Philadelphia Defense Institute
    Member, Product Liability Committee
  • New Jersey State Bar Association

Presentations & PUBLICATIONS

Recognition

  • Selected to Super Lawyers®: Rising Stars
    – Civil Litigation - Defense
  • Selected to Best Lawyers®: Ones to Watch
    – Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants
    – Product Liability Litigation - Defendants

Community

Testimonials

Benjamin Hartwell
Associate
bhartwell@wardgreenberg.com
215.836.1887

Profile

Ben devotes his practice to the proactive, practical, and effective representation of clients in civil litigation matters. His acumen for investigation, research, and advocacy leads to results both in the courtroom and at the settlement table. He has successfully defended clients against claims involving alleged defects in household appliances and industrial equipment, negligence in bars, hotels, restaurants, and retail stores, breaches of commercial agreements and implied warranties, exposure to toxic chemicals, and infringement of patent and trademark rights.

Prior to joining Ward Greenberg, Ben clerked for the Honorable Richard S. Hoffman of the Superior Court of New Jersey, Appellate Division, supporting the judiciary in cases of critical public importance involving issues such as open access to government records, municipal tax assessment, and commercial zoning rights. During his time at Rutgers Law School, Ben was named Champion and Best Orator of the Honorable James Hunter III Moot Court Competition, received consecutive Best Brief accolades for his legal writing acumen, and served as Lead Articles Editor for the Rutgers University Law Review.

Ben is a proud native of Cleveland, Ohio. In his free time, he enjoys traveling the world, cheering for Cleveland’s sports teams, and taking walks with his wife and dog.

Credentials

Education

  • Rutgers Law School, J.D., cum laude, 2015
  • University of Mount Union, B.A., cum laude, 2012

Admissions to Practice

  • Pennsylvania
  • New Jersey
  • U.S. District Court of Pennsylvania (All Districts)
  • U.S. District Court of New Jersey
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Third Circuit

Activities

  • American Bar Association
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association
    Case Summaries Editor, Civil Litigation Section Newsletter
  • Philadelphia Association of Defense Counsel
    Member, Amicus Committee
  • Philadelphia Defense Institute
    Member, Product Liability Committee
  • New Jersey State Bar Association

Presentations & PUBLICATIONS

Recognition

  • Selected to Super Lawyers®: Rising Stars
    – Civil Litigation - Defense
  • Selected to Best Lawyers®: Ones to Watch
    – Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants
    – Product Liability Litigation - Defendants

Community

Testimonials