Benjamin Shein, Esq. was born and raised in the Philadelphia area and has devoted 100% of his professional time and attention to seeking justice for injured clients. Ben has been actively protecting legal rights since 1977, when he served as a law clerk while in high school. In the 1980s, his father successfully handled one of the first asbestos lawsuits in the Philadelphia area with a big win, and Ben has followed suit since.
After graduating from The Episcopal Academy in Merion, Pennsylvania, Ben received his Bachelor of Arts from the University of Pennsylvania in 1981. He attended law school and received his Juris Doctor from the University of Miami School of Law in Coral Gables, Florida in 1984. Ben began his notable legal career as an associate attorney in 1985.
For nearly 40 years, Ben has represented asbestos victims and their families. He has negotiated and settled hundreds of asbestos, personal injury, and wrongful death lawsuits arising from mesothelioma, lung cancer, and other asbestos-related diseases. Ben has also obtained several multi-million dollar jury verdicts on behalf of his clients in asbestos cases.
As a renowned asbestos attorney, Ben has lectured to doctors, lawyers, insurance representatives, and union leaders on asbestos exposure and disease. He is a founding member of Asbestos Victims Against Default and Delay and a committee member of Asbestos Victims of America. Ben values the relationships he builds with his clients and is committed to ensuring they are cared for medically, emotionally, and financially.
Ben is a member in good standing of the state bars of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and New Jersey and the local and state trial lawyers and bar associations. He is a member of the Leaders Forum of the Association of Trial Lawyers of America and a sustaining member of the Trial Lawyers for Public Justice. Ben was appointed and previously served on the Disciplinary Board of the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania. He was appointed by the Pennsylvania Supreme Court and currently serves as a board member of the Pennsylvania Board of Law Examiners.
A respected leader among Pennsylvania asbestos lawyers for decades, Ben is a proud Million Dollar Advocates Forum member for obtaining settlements, verdicts, and awards over $1 million for his clients.
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