Ben Fiechter joined Barnett Benvenuti and Butler in December of 2014 and brings several years of experience in healthcare law to the firm. Ben’s current practice is focused on representing healthcare providers in medical malpractice litigation, administrative and appellate practice, regulatory compliance, and transactions. In the past, he represented healthcare providers and state government agencies in a variety of settings and served as an Administrative Law Judge.
Ben is a 2008 graduate of the University of Kentucky College of Law. While in law school, Ben served as a staff member of the Kentucky Law Review and received CALI Awards in Constitutional Law and Trusts and Estates. Ben earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in History from Samford University in 2005. While in college, Ben received a National Merit Scholarship and served as the president of the College Democrats and the Vice President of the Pi Chapter of the Sigma Chi Fraternity.
Prior to joining the firm, Ben was an associate in the Lexington offices of McBrayer, McGinnis, Leslie and Kirkland from 2008 until 2011. In 2011, Ben became assistant counsel with the Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services' Office of Legal Services. In 2013, Ben became an Administrative Law Judge with the Cabinet's Health Services Administrative Hearings Branch.
Ben has written and spoken extensively on healthcare law and administrative law. His publications and presentations include:
Ben is admitted to practice before all courts in Kentucky as well as the United States Supreme Court, the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, and the United States District Courts in the Eastern and Western Districts of Kentucky. Ben is a member of the American Bar Association, the Kentucky Bar Association, the Fayette County Bar Association, and the American Health Lawyers Association. Ben serves on the Lexington Public Library Foundation's Young Professionals Committee and has helped plan and put on its annual Bluegrass & Bourbon event for the last several years. In his spare time, he enjoys college sports, reading, canoeing and kayaking, the outdoors, and spending time with his family.