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Benjamin S. Softness

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Ben Softness represents both plaintiffs and defendants in a variety of civil litigation matters in trial and appellate courts as well as before federal agencies.  He practices primarily in the areas of administrative law and appellate litigation.

Before joining Kellogg Hansen, Mr. Softness was a law clerk to the Honorable A. Raymond Randolph of the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit.  Mr. Softness graduated summa cum laude from the University of Pennsylvania Law School, where he was an Executive Editor of the University of Pennsylvania Law Review and a member of the Law School’s Supreme Court Litigation Clinic.  Mr. Softness holds a B.A. in Philosophy from Amherst College.


Preserving Judicial Supremacy Come Heller High Water, 161 U. Pa. L. Rev 623 (2013)


University of Pennsylvania Law School, J.D., summa cum laude, 2013

  • Executive Editor, University of Pennsylvania Law Review
  • Order of the Coif

Amherst College, B.A., magna cum laude, 2006


Law Clerk, Judge A. Raymond Randolph, U.S. Court of Appeals, District of Columbia Circuit, 2013-2014

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