Benjamin Keime


Benjamin is a commercial litigator, focusing his practice on construction law. He counsels and represents owners, developers, contractors, construction managers, architects, engineers, subcontractors, and suppliers in the United States and abroad in the negotiation, litigation, arbitration, and mediation of construction and design defect claims, insurance claims, surety bond claims, and related matters. He also provides outside general counsel services to small and mid-size businesses.

Prior to joining the firm, Benjamin was a senior associate with a large international firm with a focus on complex business litigation involving real estate development. There, Benjamin was responsible for all aspects of cases from pre-suit negotiations through trial in complex commercial, contract, labor and employment, trademark, real property, partnership, government contracts, and other litigation matters.   

Prior to practicing law, Benjamin served on active duty in the military intelligence branch of the U.S. Army. His responsibilities included the clandestine collection of human intelligence in support of special operations forces. He is a veteran of Operation Enduring Freedom, has traveled extensively, and lived throughout the world. He is fluent in Spanish and conversational in Portuguese and Arabic.

Benjamin earned his J.D., cum laude, from the University of Miami School of Law, his M.B.A. from Northwestern University Kellogg School of Management, and his B.S. from Excelsior College.


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210 Cozen O’Connor lawyers from 24 of the firm’s nationwide offices for inclusion in the 2023 edition of The Best Lawyers in America.


  • University of Miami School of Law, J.D., cum laude, 2015
  • Northwestern University - Kellogg Graduate School of Management , M.B.A., 2021
  • Excelsior College, B.S., 2011

Awards & Honors

Best Lawyers in America "Ones to Watch" 2023

  • Florida
  • U.S. District Court -- Southern District of Florida