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Benjamin C. Charlton

Attorney
ben.charlton@sfmlawyers.com
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Phone: 703-925-0500

3925 Chain Bridge Rd, #402
Fairfax, Virginia 22030

Ben represents plaintiffs who have suffered at the hands of doctors and others acting negligently or intentionally.

Before law school, Ben worked as an operating room anesthesia technician, where he became familiar with hospital procedure and patient care by working closely with a team of eleven anesthesiologists. He continued to gain practical experience during law school by completing an externship with the Honorable Michael F. Devine on the Fairfax County Circuit Court, competing on the George Mason trial advocacy team, and in his third year serving as the law school’s Trial Advocacy Association’s president. And as a member of the Supreme Court Clinic, Ben helped author two amicus briefs for cases before the United States Supreme Court. He also gained briefing and trial experience in local state courts, where as a student he argued motions and conducted witness examinations. Not only did Ben graduate magna cum laude from Antonin Scalia Law School, but the law school also recognized his achievements with the Trial Lawyers Association Trial Advocacy Award.

Ben stays active in his community. In 2018 he led the George Mason High School mock trial team to a state-wide fifth-place finish and first among public schools in its first year. In addition, Ben’s peers recently elected him to represent them on the Board of the Young Lawyer’s Section of the Fairfax Bar Association.

Originally from North Carolina, Ben earned his undergraduate degree in international studies from the University of a North Carolina at Chapel Hill and played trumpet in the marching and jazz bands. Long-acquainted with Carolina basketball, Ben avidly follows the Tar Heels. Ben first put his degree to work in a small village in Yunnan, China, where he taught English to middle school students. Before joining the firm, Ben clerked for the Honorable Louise M. DiMatteo of the Arlington County Circuit Court.

Education

J.D., magna cum laude, Antonin Scalia Law School - George Mason University, 2017
Trial Lawyers Association Trial Advocacy Award

B.A., with honors, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2011

Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice Virginia, 2017
Professional & Bar Association Memberships

Fairfax Bar Association
Member Since: 2017
Young Lawyers Section, Board Member, 2018 to present

Virginia Trial Lawyers Association
Member Since: 2017

Previous Experience
Law Clerk to the Honorable Louise M. DiMatteo, Arlington County Circuit Court, 2017-2018