Ben Pace focuses his practice on complex commercial litigation, long term care litigation and fiduciary litigation. Mr. Pace has handled all aspects of civil litigation in Virginia’s state and federal courts − including written discovery, depositions of fact and expert witnesses, development of expert testimony, motions practice, trial practice (both bench and jury) and appellate practice.
Ben Pace focuses his practice on complex commercial litigation, long term care litigation and fiduciary litigation. Mr. Pace has handled all aspects of civil litigation in Virginia’s state and federal courts − including written discovery, depositions of fact and expert witnesses, development of expert testimony, motions practice, trial practice (both bench and jury) and appellate practice. He has also represented clients in regulatory matters before the Virginia State Corporation Commission and has litigated contract disputes in arbitration proceedings. As a member of the Long Term Care Practice Team, he has developed strong experience in the area of nursing home and assisted living facility litigation, including federal False Claims Act matters and appeals of certificate of public need decisions.
Mr. Pace has been named one of the top up-and-coming lawyers in the state by Virginia Super Lawyers Rising Stars magazine and has been listed in Virginia Business magazine as one of Virginia’s “Legal Elite.” He is a member of the Virginia State Bar, the Richmond and Virginia bar associations and the Virginia Association of Defense Attorneys. He volunteers his time and services to the No Fault Divorce Program and the Central Virginia Legal Aid Society. Mr. Pace serves on the board of directors of the Legal Aid Justice Center, also coordinating the firm's participation in the Legal Aid Justice Center's Pro Bono Housing Project. In addition, Mr. Pace is a member of the Richmond Bar Association's Board of Directors, Pro Bono Committee and Administration of Justice Committee.
Mr. Pace received his bachelor of arts degree from the University of Virginia. He received his juris doctor degree, cum laude, from the University of Richmond School of Law. While in law school, he was a member of the Order of the Barrister, the Moot Court Board and served as the notes and comments editor of the University of Richmond Law Review. Mr. Pace was the champion of the Barnett Moot Court Competition in 2000 and was named a member of the National Moot Court Team.
- Represented landowners in class action suit involving claims against a Virginia utility company alleging the utility company exceeded the scope of its electric easement by operating a commercial telephone company on its transmission towers without informing or paying the landowners.
- Represented bank client in appeal to the Supreme Court of Virginia seeking reversal of substantial judgment for fiduciaries.