OVERVIEW

Ben Jackal is an associate in the Litigation group. He represents construction companies, product manufacturers, premises owners and trucking companies in the defense of large personal injury matters.

Ben is an experienced appellate litigator, having handled more than one hundred criminal matters in state appellate and trial courts. Prior to joining the firm, Ben served as the supervisor of the Civil Litigation Unit of the Philadelphia District Attorney’s Office, where he advocated for crime victims, prosecutors, and the Office itself. As both a prosecutor and civil litigator, Ben handled complex defensive and affirmative civil litigation and maintained an active caseload of criminal appellate matters.

Before becoming an attorney, Ben served as a judicial intern to the Honorable Anthony J. Scirica of the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, and the Honorable Lynne A. Sitarski, United States Magistrate Judge for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania. He was also a Research Editor on Temple Law Review.

Recognition and Involvement

Recognition & Involvement

Ben coaches a high school mock trial team.

Credentials

Bar and Court Admissions

Pennsylvania

U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania

U.S. District Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit

Education

Temple University Beasley School of Law, JD, 2014

Cornell University, BA, 2008

REPRESENTATIVE MATTERS

  • Successfully argued before the Pennsylvania Supreme Court in Commonwealth v. Rogers, 250 A.3d 1209 (Pa. 2021), which involved a challenge the constitutionality of Pennsylvania’s rape shield statute.
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