Benjamin A. KrassAttorney
Ben Krass has represented governments, environmental organizations and conservation groups, businesses, and injured persons in a wide range of legal matters. He is involved in all of the firm's environmental cases and has represented the State of New Hampshire since 2003 in a case against major national oil companies for their contamination of the State's groundwater with the chemical MTBE. The case resulted in over $130 million in pre-trial settlements and a jury verdict of $236 million against ExxonMobil in 2013.
He received his J.D. from Boston College Law School in 2003 and his B.A. from Canisius College in 1999. During law school, he served as Managing Editor of the Boston College Environmental Affairs Law Review. As an adjunct lecturer in 2003, he co-taught Environmental Law in the Boston College Political Science Department. He is the author or co-author of several journal articles, including Behind the Curve: The National Media's Reporting on Global Warming, 33 B.C. Envtl. Aff. L. Rev. 485 (2006) and Global Warming As A Public Nuisance: Connecticut v. American Electric Power, 16 Fordham Envtl. L. Rev. 407 (2005). Prior to law school, he was awarded a William J. Fulbright scholarship to study European Union Regional Policy in Oviedo, Spain. Mr. Krass is a competitive runner, and enjoys backpacking and hiking.