Two new associate attorneys have joined the F&P team this winter. Patrick Wachter, who focuses his practice in liability defense, and Ben Brooks, who focuses his practice in Workers’ Compensation. Both associates are located in the Baltimore office.
Prior to joining Franklin & Prokopik, Ben Brooks worked as a judicial law clerk for the District Court of Maryland in Frederick and Washington Counties. While attending the University of Baltimore School of Law, Ben served as a Rule 16 Student Attorney for the Saul Ewing Civil Advocacy Clinic. Also during law school, Ben gained experience in civil litigation working as a law clerk for Thomas, Thomas & Hafer and Walker, Murphy & Nelson. Ben is a member of the Maryland State Bar Association. In his free time, Ben enjoys kayaking, fishing, and recreational sports.
During law school, Patrick Wachter served as an officer of the Entertainments, Arts and Sports Law Society for 2 years and also competed on the International Environmental Law Moot Court team whose competition was held in Denver, Colorado. While living in Las Vegas for a summer during law school, Patrick clerked for Steven Pacitti, Esq., LL.M. where he gained experience working for professional athletes in both football and mixed martial arts. During high school and college, Patrick grew up working for his family business Von Paris Moving & Storage. Through the many years of working there, he learned to importance of dedication, hard work, and integrity. Because of there, he also brings some unique knowledge from the day to day operational side of the trucking and transportation industry.