Ben Warden is experienced in complex commercial litigation and dispute resolution and focuses his practice on advocating for his commercial construction clients. Much of Ben’s work is postured from a general contractor’s position, but he also handles creditors rights and similar commercial disputes for subcontractors. In addition, Ben represents owners and developers regarding public and private projects all over the State of Texas.
Ben understands the roles of the advocate and counselor are distinct but equally important and works to employ the most effective and cost-efficient strategy for his clients. For those issues requiring litigation, Ben aggressively and persistently pursues a winning result for his clients.
Before joining Slates Harwell, Ben worked as an associate at a boutique construction law firm in Dallas. He also previously clerked with Justice Tom Colbert at the Oklahoma Supreme Court.
In his spare time, Ben serves as the President for the North Texas OSU Alumni Association, and enjoys skiing, playing golf, and spending time with family and friends.
J.D., University of Oklahoma College of Law
- Articles Editor – Oil and Gas, Natural Resources, and Energy Journal (ONE-J)
- Order of Solicitors, Phi Delta Phi, and Phi Alpha Delta
- American Jurisprudence Award in Interviewing, Counseling, and Negotiation
B.S., Oklahoma State University
- Bartlett Scholar
- Student Ambassador
- Order of Omega, Alpha Zeta, and Phi Kappa Psi
PUBLICATIONS AND SPEECHES
Comment “Neil Gorsuch: On Energy & Environmental Law,” Oil and Gas, Natural Resources and Energy Journal (ONE-J), 1493 (2018)
HONORS AND AWARDS
Recognized, Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch in America©, Litigation – Construction, Texas (2023)
PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS AND COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT
Member, State Bar of Texas
Member, Dallas Bar Association: Construction Law and Business Litigation Sections
2022 Leadership Class and Bolton Ball Committee Member, Dallas Association of Young Lawyers
Member, TEXO (North Texas Associated General Contractors / Associated Builders and Contractors)