Benjamin Hooper is an Associate at Schenck, Price, Smith & King. He has has significant experience defending health care clients in complex, multi-party civil ligation throughout the state of New Jersey. He concentrates his practice on defending a broad array of individual health care professionals, as well as hospitals, community residences for individuals with developmental disabilities, surgery centers, practices and other health care entities from claims of malpractice. Benjamin has experience defending clients at all stages of litigation, including on appeal, and frequently advocates for clients before the courts.
Benjamin prevailed in a unanimous decision before the Supreme Court of New Jersey in the matter, Serico v. Rothberg, 234 N.J. 168 (2018) on the interplay between the Offer of Judgment Rule, and “high-low” agreements. The decision resulted in the adoption of a new rule of civil procedure defining High-Low agreements, R. 4:24A.
Benjamin also has significant experience handling a variety of litigation and arbitration matters including public entity liability, Dram Shop Act, construction injuries, general liability and representing insurance carriers at benefit claims arbitrations.
Benjamin earned his law degree from Seton Hall University School of Law. While in law school, he was a member of the Immigrants’ Rights Clinic where he successfully obtained asylum for his detained client and was also awarded Best Brief in the Gressman Moot Court Competition. Benjamin also interned with the Division of Law and Public Safety at the Office of the Attorney General, where he participated in investigations of licensed professionals.
Benjamin, a student of history, completed undergraduate and graduate degrees in history and has traveled extensively to historical sites worldwide.