In 2010, Ben was nominated for DLA Piper's National Pro Bono Award for his pro bono work. This work has included representation of the widow of an Iraq war veteran who took his own life as a result of post-traumatic stress disorder, culminating in a hearing before the Board of Veterans Appeals, representation of a family of Guatemalan immigrants in Georgia fighting to retain custody of their five special-needs children and representation in the divorce and custody battle of a Filipina immigrant abandoned by her American husband, which involved coordination with immigration attorneys at other firms.

In 2011, Ben was a winner of Baltimore's Pro Bono Award for his pro bono work and has received recognition for pro bono efforts in subsequent years. He continues to have an active pro bono practice, including landlord/tenant disputes, advocating for parents and children at Individualized Education Plan ("IEP") meetings, and teaching elementary school students about legal issues at local Baltimore schools.

Since 2018, Ben has led DLA Piper’s pro bono partnership with the Baltimore Creatives Acceleration Network ("BCAN"), a city-wide initiative created in conjunction with the Maryland Institute College of Art to empower creative entrepreneurs.  Through this partnership, DLA Piper attorneys have assisted more than a dozen creative entrepreneurs in Baltimore in setting up new businesses, navigating legal issues related to intellectual property, contractual relationships, and real estate.