Benjamin W. Massarsky

Associate

Benjamin joined Gilbert as an associate in 2017. His practice focuses on representing policyholders in complex civil litigation and dispute resolution. He has represented policyholders in disputes over numerous types of coverage, including general commercial liability policies, political risk policies, and non-appearance policies. Prior to joining Gilbert, Benjamin was an associate at a prominent Washington, D.C. litigation boutique.

Benjamin has an active pro bono practice in which he represents students with special education needs and assists them in obtaining appropriate educational services in public and private schools. He has also drafted writs of certiorari for criminal defendants appealing to the Supreme Court of the United States. Benjamin qualified for Honors on the Capital Pro Bono Honor Roll in 2017 and 2018.

Representative Matters

  • Representing an international manufacturing company in complex litigation over insurance coverage for environmental contamination.
  • Representing an asbestos trust in litigation against an insurance company in liquidation.
  • Representing a Grammy award winning musician in pursuing coverage for canceled and postponed concert tour dates.
  • Representing a student with special education needs in augmenting his individualized education program and transferring him to an appropriate school.

Education

  • 2010 – J.D., American University, Washington College of Law
    • Magna cum Laude, Order of the Coif, American University Business Law Review (founding Executive Editor)
  • 2007 – B.A., Cornell University

Bar Memberships

  • District of Columbia
  • Maryland
  • New York

Professional Affiliations and Honors

  • Landlord and Tenant and Small Claims and Conciliation Division, D.C., Student Attorney, Law Students in Court, 2009-2010