Ben Williams is a Richmond, Virginia immigration attorney, and a founding partner of Tingen & Williams. Ben leads the firm’s immigration practice.
He has experience in all types of immigration matters ranging from family- and employment-based immigration to deportation defense. In addition, Ben assists clients with a wide range of traffic and civil rights issues.
As is true of most of our attorneys, Ben is bilingual, and fluently speaks Spanish in addition to English.
Ben is a graduate of the University of Richmond School of Law and a member of the Virginia Bar. He is admitted to practice in the Eastern District of Virginia. While in law school, Ben participated in the education rights clinic where he helped ensure that low-income students with behavior and learning disabilities were getting the quality of education they deserved at local public schools.
Ben was born and raised in Wisconsin and moved to Virginia in 2011. He came to Virginia for law school, but also to escape the freezing cold of Wisconsin winters. He is a big sports fan, especially of the Green Bay Packers. In his free time he enjoys playing basketball and baseball.
Ben is especially drawn to immigration law because of his interest in human rights and the opportunity to advocate for clients who really need help.
In his time practicing law, Ben has worked to keep families together. Every immigration situation is unique because every family is different. Ben has experience working with families to make the best immigration decisions possible to keep families close.
- University of Richmond School of Law, J.D. 2014
- Virginia State Bar
- Eastern District of Virginia
Personal and Professional Memberships
- American Immigration Lawyers Association
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