Benjamin Justus is one of the few attorneys in the nation who has for years represented individuals, families and businesses that have been sued or threatened with suit for alleged internet-based copyright infringement by various owners of intellectual property in films, music, photographs and other works. He has assisted hundreds of parties who have been involved in such claims. His practice is expanding to include other aspects of liability arising from internet activities, including trademark infringement, defamation, and circumvention of protective technologies.
Ben also maintains a broader civil litigation practice in the state and federal courts of Washington State, representing a wide array of clients in professional malpractice, insurance, construction, personal injury, commercial and employment matters. He is also involved in pursuing appellate matters arising from these areas.
Ben is also experienced in certain areas of business, real property and elder law. He has assisted clients with the formation of corporations, limited liability companies and other business entities, and has prepared and reviewed agreements pertaining to the management, operation and sale of business assets.
In addition, Ben assists mortgage lenders and loan servicers with disputes arising from loan defaults and foreclosures, and represents health care providers and residential care facilities with respect to licensing issues, governmental enforcement actions, and other disputes.
Before forming Lybeck, Pedreira & Justus, Ben practiced for several years with the Lybeck Murphy law firm as an associate attorney. Prior to that, Ben had a practice involving similar matters in New Jersey’s state and federal Courts and maintains his bar admission there. Prior to entering private practice, Ben served as law clerk to the Honorable Victor Ashrafi, Judge of the Superior Court of New Jersey, after earning his J.D. degree at the George Washington University Law School in Washington, D.C.
Please contact Ben by phone, email or by completing the contact form, and he will be happy to provide a free and confidential consultation.