University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, J.D., with high honors, 2017; Order of the Coif; Member, North Carolina Law Review
University of North Carolina at Pembroke, B.A., summa cum laude, 2013
Ben DeCelle advises and represents clients in complex commercial disputes. He maintains a diverse litigation practice, including matters involving employment, insurance coverage, construction, fraud, unfair and deceptive trade practices, and general business disputes.
Ben represents clients in a variety of settings, including state and federal courts throughout the country, arbitrations before the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, and mediation.
Honors & Awards
- The Best Lawyers in America, One to Watch, commercial litigation, 2023
- Mecklenburg Access to Justice Pro Bono Partners Program, Pro Bono Honor Roll, 2020
Represented an insured in a property insurance coverage lawsuit in the North Carolina Business Court involving a claim in excess of $26 million. Obtained a favorable choice-of-law ruling in the dispute. American Realty Advisors et al. v. Lexington Insurance Co. et al., 2019 NCBC 58 (N.C. Bus. Ct. 2019).
Represented an employer in a lawsuit filed by a former employee in federal court involving claims that the employer violated the Americans with Disabilities Act. The Court granted a motion for judgment as a matter of law in favor of the client after the conclusion of the plaintiff’s evidence. Brown v. Martin Marietta Materials, Inc., 2021 WL 4815363 (Sept. 10, 2021 M.D.N.C.).
Represents a national general contractor in multiple construction defect lawsuits seeking tens of millions of dollars in damages. Responsible for defending claims against the general contractor and prosecuting associated indemnity and related claims against subcontractors and suppliers.
Represented an investor in a lawsuit in the North Carolina Business Court. Successfully defended against a motion to dismiss and motion for judgment on the pleadings. Albright v. Vining-Sparks Securities, Inc. et al., 2019 NCBC 80 (N.C. Bus. Ct. 2019).
Represents financial institutions and investment advisors in FINRA arbitration proceedings.
Represents commercial landlords in actions to reclaim possession and recover damages from defaulting tenants.
News & Events
- North Carolina Bar Association, Insurance Law Section, Council Member, 2022-present