Benjamin "Ben" Williams is a litigation associate in the firm’s Raleigh office. He focuses his practice on labor and employment, franchise, and professional liability litigation, including arbitration. Ben regularly represents clients in state and federal court throughout North Carolina, as well as before federal and state administrative agencies, including the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, National Labor Relations Board, the US Department of Labor, and North Carolina Department of Labor. He has broad experience representing clients in employment cases involving claims under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Fair Labor Standards Act, the Occupational Safety and Health Act, and comparable state statutes. He also defends housing authorities against allegations of housing discrimination and/or violations of HUD regulations.
As a member of the Franchise Law practice group, Ben also regularly represents franchisors in commercial disputes, breach of contract actions, and prosecution of royalty claims against franchisees (including securing restraining orders and preliminary injunctive relief). He also represents insurance brokers, healthcare providers, property managers, and other professionals facing claims of professional or ordinary negligence. Ben is fluent in Spanish and a member of the North Carolina Bar Association’s Legislative Committee. He is a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Law where he served as an Editor on the North Carolina Journal of International Law and a member of the Holderness Moot Court team.
- North Carolina
- U.S. District Court, Eastern District of North Carolina
- U.S. District Court, Middle District of North Carolina
- U.S. Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit