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S. Ben Brightwell

S. Ben Brightwell

S. Ben Brightwell

Westport, Connecticut
S. Ben Brightwell joined Broder & Orland LLC  in 2011. He has broad experience in all aspects of family and matrimonial practice. Ben has also served as a Guardian Ad Litem for minor children. He has been appointed as a Special Master in the Stamford/Norwalk Judicial District. His recent professional achievements include his selection as a New England Super Lawyers ® Rising Star 2013 in the area of Family Law. http://www.superlawyers.com/connecticut/selection_details.html


Ben is a member of the Fairfield County and Connecticut Bar Associations. He is a member and the former President of the Darien Rotary Club and serves as a speaker at the Greenwich Center for Hope & Renewal.

Ben graduated from Wake Forest University School of Law, where he was a member of the Moot Court team that won the National Family Law competition in Albany, New York. He earned his undergraduate degree at Western Washington University.

A native of Seattle, Washington, Ben currently lives with his wife and two children in Norwalk, Connecticut.

Distinctions, Honors and Awards

  • 2013 Connecticut Rising Stars ® as listed in New England Super Lawyers ®

Publications and Presentations

  • "Divorce Process in Connecticut," Presentation to Staff of Greenwich Center for Hope and Renewal, 2009 - Present

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Fairfield County Bar Association, 2005 - Present
  • Connecticut Bar Association, 2005 - Present

Pro Bono Activities

  • Special Master, Stamford Superior Court, 2011 - Present

Bar Admissions

  • Connecticut, 2005
  • New York, 2006

Past Employment Positions

  • Rucci, Burnham, Carta & Carello, LLP, Associate, 2009 - 2011
  • Law Offices of Seth J. Arnowitz, LLC, Associate, 2005 - 2009


  • Wake Forest University School of Law, Winston Salem, North Carolina
    • J.D. - 2005
    • Honors: Moot Court Board Executive Council
  • Western Washington University
    • B.A. - 1999
    • Major: Communications

Community Activities

  • Darien Rotary Club, 2010 - Present
    • Darien Rotary Club President, 2011 - 2012

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