Benjamin S. Morrell
Ben Morrell has in-depth experience advising and defending employers in litigation matters. He has litigated cases involving discrimination, wage-and-hour issues, arbitration, misclassification of independent contractors, and interference with business relations.
In addition to representing employers in trial and appellate courts, Ben has clerked for federal judges at the trial and appellate level. Before joining Fisher Phillips, Ben served as a law clerk to the Honorable Richard A. Griffin of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit and to the Honorable J. Daniel Breen and S. Thomas Anderson of the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Tennessee. He also practiced employment law at a firm in Nashville, Tennessee.
During law school, Ben was a member of both the Moot Court and Mock Trial Boards and worked as a teaching assistant in the international LL.M. program. He also served as an extern to the Honorable Joe L. Webster of the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of North Carolina and coached Duke’s undergraduate mock trial team.
- In a precedent-setting case, successfully challenged federal agency’s adverse decision on constitutional grounds before federal appellate court, attaining vacatur and a new hearing
- Attained dismissal of employment discrimination case from federal district court and submission of the matter to binding arbitration
- Attained stay of proceedings in complex federal employment dispute where Supreme Court took a case confronting a relevant issue of statutory interpretation
- Duke University School of LawJ.D. 2016
- Rhodes CollegeB.A. 2012
- District of Columbia
- North Carolina
- U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
- U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
- U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Tennessee
- U.S. District Court for the Western District of North Carolina
- U.S. District Court for the Western District of Tennessee