Benjamin Trotter is based in our San Antonio office and specializes in both litigation and transactional matters. His practice centers around debt defense against debt collectors and credit card companies, oil and gas negotiations, real estate matters, business contract negotiation and disputes, and criminal defense.
Ben has been a partner with The Rutherford Law Firm since 2015. During this time, he has zealously represented individuals in cases against debt collectors and credit card companies. He has also represented numerous land owners, contractors, and businesses in various disputes and negotiations. Ben also takes pride in his work in criminal cases by representing his clients in their time of need.
Prior to joining the Rutherford Law Firm, Ben worked as an Independent Petroleum Consultant for various oil and gas companies in the Eagle Ford Shale. During this time, Ben negotiated with landowners on the behalf of oil companies and drafted various legal documents to ensure oil and gas units were operation ready.
During law school, Ben was a Dean’s Scholarship Recipient, selected as a member of the prestigious law fraternity Phi Delta Phi, and a was included on the Dean’s List. As a law student, Ben clerked for three different law firms in San Antonio as well as the United States Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Texas.
Before attending law school, Ben worked as a Legislative Aide in the Texas State House of Representatives for the Honorable David Farabee. He also worked on multiple statewide and local political campaigns. Ben obtained his undergraduate degree from The University of Texas at Austin where he served in leadership positions in various campus organizations and was a member of the service organization Texas Cowboys.
Ben spends his free time with his wife, Lauren, their son Townes, and their rescue dog Anna. When he is not in the office, you can find Ben on the golf course, cheering on the Longhorns at Darrell K. Royal Memorial Stadium, or watching one of his other favorite teams.
Ben provides representation for clients in Bexar, Kendall, Kerr, Gillespie, Blanco, Comal, Wilson, Karnes, Atascosa, Medina, Frio, Guadalupe, and Bandera Counties.