AREAS OF PRACTICE:
- Civil and Commercial Litigation
- State of Illinois, 2015
- State of Colorado, 2017
- U.S. District Court, District of Colorado
MEMBERSHIP & AFFILIATIONS:
- Colorado Bar Association
- Denver Bar Association
- Juris Doctorate from the University of Chicago Law School, 2015
- B.A. Economics, Claremont Mckenna College, 2011
- Clerkship for the Honorable Philip J. Brimmer, Chief Judge of the United States District Court for the District of Colorado
Benjamin Hudgens is a partner in Richards Carrington’s Denver office, focusing on civil and commercial litigation.
After completing a clerkship with the Honorable Philip J. Brimmer at the United States District Court for the District of Colorado, Ben has worked in private practice representing both regional and international clients. Ben’s practice focuses on high-value contract disputes, trust litigation, regulatory investigations, and antitrust enforcement matters.
Ben has expertise in the key facets of commercial litigation including sophisticated electronic discovery, taking and defending bet-the-company depositions, drafting dispositive motions, and taking the case to trial.
Ben received his Juris Doctorate from the University of Chicago Law School, where he graduated with honors. Ben earned a degree in economics, with honors, from Claremont Mckenna College.
Some of his successes include:
- Represented a family trust through trial in Colorado bankruptcy court (adversary proceeding) against the family’s trustee for the theft and misappropriation of trust assets, resulting in a judgment awarding clients $3.69 million in damages and attorney fees.
- Represented a regional public entity in a class action proceeding and obtained a ruling on summary judgment dismissing, with prejudice, all claims related to racial discrimination against the entity.
- Represented national firm in dispute regarding construction of $300 million dollar manufacturing facility, resulting in a substantial favorable settlement for the client.
- Negotiated complete recovery of nearly $500,000 of misappropriated funds in connection with multimillion-dollar real estate investment project.