Ben Seel is a Senior Counsel at Democracy Forward.  He recently returned to Democracy Forward after completing a clerkship with Judge James L. Robart of the United States District Court for the Western District of Washington.  Prior to clerking, Ben’s work at Democracy Forward included litigating cases against the Trump administration on immigration, social justice, and veterans issues, as well on matters of governmental transparency and accountability.  He has represented a wide array of clients, including governmental and non-profit organizations.  Before joining Democracy Forward, Ben was a member of the Litigation & Arbitration practice in Milbank LLP’s Washington, D.C. office where he maintained an active pro bono practice that included work on criminal justice, civil rights, and immigration issues.  

Ben was born and raised in Maine and holds a J.D. from the University of Virginia School of Law and a B.A. in History from Clark University in Worcester, Massachusetts. He is a member of the District of Columbia Bar.