Ben Wesselschmidt, Associate

Ben Wesselschmidt

About

Ben Wesselschmidt focuses his practice on complex and multiparty civil litigation, specializing in employment law, non-compete litigation, class action defense and appellate litigation. Ben has experience representing employers in a broad scope of employment issues, including litigation and consent decree compliance with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, as well as high stakes litigation world of post-employment restrictive covenant litigation.

In his class action defense work, Ben focuses his practice on the defense of employers for wage and hour class allegations and on the defense of product manufacturers for product defects and alleged labeling defects.

Ben also has extensive appellate knowledge, having formerly served as a Judicial Law Clerk for the Honorable Robert M. Clayton III on the Missouri Court of Appeals, Eastern District. He handles a wide variety of appeals, but focuses primarily on interlocutory appeals to ensure the enforcement of arbitration agreements.

Outside the office, Ben is an avid amateur cyclist and vintage racing bike collector. He spends most of his time with his wife Ashleigh, and their two sons.

Background

Ben graduated summa cum laude from Truman State University with a Bachelor of the Arts in English. After pursuing his undergraduate degree, Ben served as a special projects assistant to the Director of the Missouri Department of Labor and Industrial Relations. He went on to receive his Juris Doctor from DePaul University College of Law, graduating cum laude in 2013.

Ben also stays active in the community. As an annual fundraiser and participant in Pedal the Cause, Ben raises funds for leading edge cancer research for Siteman Cancer Center at Washington University School of Medicine, and as a supporter of Trailnet, Ben advocates for the expansion of pedestrian-friendly greenways in the St. Louis area.

Ben is licensed to practice law in the state of Missouri.

BIOGRAPHY

Ben Wesselschmidt focuses his practice on complex and multiparty civil litigation, specializing in employment law, non-compete litigation, class action defense and appellate litigation. Ben has experience representing employers in a broad scope of employment issues, including litigation and consent decree compliance with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, as well as high stakes litigation world of post-employment restrictive covenant litigation.

In his class action defense work, Ben focuses his practice on the defense of employers for wage and hour class allegations and on the defense of product manufacturers for product defects and alleged labeling defects.

Ben also has extensive appellate knowledge, having formerly served as a Judicial Law Clerk for the Honorable Robert M. Clayton III on the Missouri Court of Appeals, Eastern District. He handles a wide variety of appeals, but focuses primarily on interlocutory appeals to ensure the enforcement of arbitration agreements.

Outside the office, Ben is an avid amateur cyclist and vintage racing bike collector. He spends most of his time with his wife Ashleigh, and their two sons.

Background

Ben graduated summa cum laude from Truman State University with a Bachelor of the Arts in English. After pursuing his undergraduate degree, Ben served as a special projects assistant to the Director of the Missouri Department of Labor and Industrial Relations. He went on to receive his Juris Doctor from DePaul University College of Law, graduating cum laude in 2013.

Ben also stays active in the community. As an annual fundraiser and participant in Pedal the Cause, Ben raises funds for leading edge cancer research for Siteman Cancer Center at Washington University School of Medicine, and as a supporter of Trailnet, Ben advocates for the expansion of pedestrian-friendly greenways in the St. Louis area.

Ben is licensed to practice law in the state of Missouri.

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