Ben recognized his passion for law while sitting in his first year of classes at the University of South Dakota School of Law. School was not work, but a daily enjoyment to push his intellect. Finding his professional niche continued to flourish as he was elected class President and selected to travel and compete on the Alternative Dispute Resolution team. His favorite memory was traveling to New Orleans and competing at the University of Loyola defending his faux MLB client.
During his time at USD he was accepted as an intern at the Union County States Attorney‘s office where he found enjoyment in the process of the courtroom and creating relationships with judgeships.
After graduation Ben took a position as an associate attorney with Corbett Anderson Corbett Vellinga & Irvin Law Firm located in Sioux City, IA. The 5 managing partners took Ben under their wing and each mentored him with 30+ years of experience. Since moving to Cuming County, Ben has enjoyed integrating into the community and meeting new people through teaching “Estate Planning” at Northeast Community College in West Point. Ben is excited to use his past experience to fulfill his aspiration of managing his own firm.
Ben was born and raised in Creighton, NE. He is married to his wife, Michelle, and together they have 5 kids, Noah, Asher, Bridgette, Abigail, and Gabrielle. Ben enjoys landscaping, boating, and any sporting event he can get to. Every year he looks forward to taking his family to a cabin near Walker, MN to relax, boat, fish, and enjoy the outdoors.