Benjamin K. Durstein


    As a member of the Workers' Compensation Department, Ben represents employers, insurance carriers and third-party administrators in defense of workers' compensation claims before the Industrial Accident Board and Delaware courts.

    Ben earned his Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Delaware in 2007, and went on to receive his juris doctor from Widener University School of Law in 2012.  After law school, he served as a judicial law clerk to the Honorable James T. Vaughn, Jr., who was then President Judge of the Delaware Superior Court.

    Ben is a member of Delaware Claims Association, Delaware State Bar Association Workers’ Compensation Section and the Randy J. Holland Delaware Workers’ Compensation American Inn of Court.  He is admitted to practice in the State of Delaware.

    Classes/Seminars Taught

    Ethics and the Duty to the Tribunal and Opposing Counsel, panelist, Delaware State Bar Association and the Industrial Accident Board Workers' Compensation Seminar 2023, Wilmington, Delaware, May 2, 2023

    Strategies to Limit Exposure and Minimize Risk, Marshall Dennehey Workers' Compensation Seminar, October 27, 2022

    Do’s and Don’ts in the Practice of Workers Compensation, Delaware State Bar Association William D. Rimmer Workers’ Compensation Seminar 2022, Wilmington, Delaware, May 3, 2022

    Are You Coming or Going – Do You Know Your Course and Scope?, Marshall Dennehey webinar, October 26, 2020

    Widener University School of Law (J.D., cum laude, 2012)
    University of Delaware (B.A., 2007)
    Honors & awards
    Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch©, Workers’ Compensation Law – Employers
    Top Lawyer, Workers' Compensation Employer Defense, Delaware Today Magazine
    November 2022
    Associations & memberships
    Delaware Claims Association
    Delaware State Bar Association; member, Workers' Compensation Section
    Randy J. Holland Delaware Workers’ Compensation American Inn of Court
    Year joined