Ben is a U.S. Army Veteran having served in the 4th Infantry from 1985 to 1989. Following active service, he served in the Washington Artillery with the Louisiana National Guard while completing college. Ben is active in Veteran Affairs and is active in giving back to our Veterans who have served in our Armed Forces.
Ben focuses his practice on assisting individuals and respondents in the areas of Workers’ Compensation and Personal Injury. He has over 20 years of experience in providing guidance through the maze of litigation and bringing claims to a successful conclusion.
Ben is a graduate of the University of New Orleans (B.A. 1993) and the University of Akron School of Law (J.D. 1996).
Ben is admitted in the State of New Jersey, United States District Court for the District of New Jersey and the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania since 1996.
Ben is a member of the New Jersey Association for Justice, New Jersey State Bar Association, Workers’ Compensation Section, the Gloucester County Bar Association & the Justice James H. Coleman, Jr. Inn of Court – New Jersey Workers’ Compensation American Inn of Court.
Ben joined the Firm in 2003 and became a partner in 2004. Prior to joining Pietras Saracino, LLP, Mr. Smith was associated with two large New Jersey firms, where he focused his practice in the area of workers’ compensation and litigation. He also served as house counsel to Selective Insurance Company.
Ben has litigated thousands of cases in his 20+ year career, including many Total Disability cases in the New Jersey Division of Workers’ Compensation. He has successfully tried numerous cases and has appeared before New Jersey Appellate Division successfully on multiple occasions.
Ben has been a frequent lecturer, including before the National Association of Insurance Women (Reducing Workers’ Compensation Costs). He is a published author on New Jersey Workers’ Compensation law for Practical Law a Thomson Reuters’ Company: Workers’ Compensation Laws: New Jersey.
Ben contributes in Pro Bono activities helping guide many people through the legal process. He is also active in giving back both personally and professionally to the Veterans’ community.
Ben has been a Gloucester County resident for over 20 years. He is active in his community and in his children’s school. In his spare time he is active in his children’s sporting activities and getting them involved in outdoor activities.
Ben and his wife are active in the Alzheimer’s Association. They are also involved in the USO which serves both our active service members and Veterans.