Ben Present represents businesses and professionals in a variety of commercial litigation and white-collar criminal defense matters.
Ben served as a Summer Associate for Conrad O'Brien between his second and third years of law school. While studying at Temple Law, Ben was a staff editor for Temple Law Review and completed the school’s Integrated Trial Advocacy Program. During his second year, he served as a judicial intern for the Honorable Marlene F. Lachman, of the Philadelphia County Court of Common Pleas, Civil Division. Between his first and second years of law school, Ben worked as a judicial intern for the Honorable Timothy J. Savage, a United States District Judge for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania. He graduated from Temple with high honors and, upon graduation, was awarded a certificate in trial advocacy and was elected into the Order of the Coif.
Prior to attending law school, Ben worked as a staff reporter for The Legal Intelligencer, an American Lawyer Media publication, where he covered Pennsylvania court decisions, legal trends, judicial elections and breaking news. In two years with the publication, Ben won three statewide journalism awards, including the Pennsylvania Newspaper Association’s Edith Hughes Emerging Journalist Award (2011).
In his spare time, Ben enjoys keeping up with Philadelphia sports teams, dining out, catching a movie, and following the local and national news.