Ben Golden

Health Law Clinical Fellow

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Ben Golden is a Clinical Fellow in the Suffolk University Law School’s Health Law Clinic. Under the leadership of the Clinic Director, Professor Sarah Boonin, Ben supervises students who represent low-income, chronic users of the healthcare system in a diverse range of legal matters, including  guardianship cases in the Probate & Family Court, appeals of denials of disability benefits before the Social Security Administration, and denials of public and private health insurance coverage. Ben also taught an Evidence course as an adjunct professor at the law school in the Summer of 2019.

Before joining the Suffolk Law teaching community, Ben worked for four years as an Assistant Attorney General at the Massachusetts Attorney General’s Office, where he first completed the office’s prestigious two-year Fellowship Program and then served in the Consumer Protection Division for an additional two years.  As part of his work, Ben was responsible for investigating and bringing enforcement actions against businesses that engaged in unfair or deceptive conduct in violation of the Massachusetts Consumer Protection Act, G.L. c. 93A.  Prior to his work as an AAG, Ben clerked on the New Hampshire Supreme Court and the Massachusetts Appeals Court.

Outside of the law school, Ben sits on the Supreme Judicial Court’s Advisory Committee on Massachusetts Evidence Law and was recently appointed a Commissioner on the Massachusetts Access to Justice Commission.

Ben obtained his JD from Suffolk University Law School in 2012. While in law school, Ben worked at the U.S. Department of Labor and in a clinical setting at Harvard’s Legal Aid Bureau.  He was also on the Moot Court Honor Board and did pro bono work for Mental Health Legal Advisors Committee.  He graduated summa cum laude.

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