Ben Whiting is a Partner at Keller Postman LLC. He is an accomplished trial attorney with extensive experience litigating complex, high-stakes matters across a variety of practice areas, with clients consistently relying on Ben to present their cases to juries, judges, and arbitration panels.

At Keller Postman, Ben’s practice focuses on a broad range of litigation, including consumer protection, labor and employment, and product liability matters in both the class action and mass tort context. Through a combination of analytical skills, complex project management capabilities, and legal judgment, Ben secures the best results for our clients by helping them navigate a wide range of novel issues.

Ben is currently leading the firm’s litigation against two manufacturers of preterm infant formula, a product that allegedly causes a potentially deadly disease called necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC). He is responsible for trial strategy, fact and expert development, and case/client management for the firm’s clients across multiple state jurisdictions. Ben is also lead counsel for many of the firm’s ongoing consumer class action matters. On March 14, 2024, Keller Postman secured a 60 million jury verdict in the very first trial to hold manufacturers of cow’s-milk based formula accountable for causing NEC in premature infants, a landmark case led by Ben and his team.

Previously at Keller Postman, Ben has helped pioneer the firm’s innovative mass arbitration strategy by bringing an experienced trial lawyer perspective to matters brought on a large scale. In that practice, Ben has helped arbitrate thousands of matters, and has overseen the resolution of multiple mass arbitration campaigns on behalf of tens of thousands of clients.

Through his work at Keller Postman, Ben has been named a 2022 Plaintiffs’ Lawyers Trailblazer by the National Law Journal and a 2022 Midwest Trailblazer by American Lawyer. He is also listed on Lawdragon’s Leading Plaintiff Financial Lawyers and the National Trial Lawyers’ Top 100.

Before joining Keller Postman, Ben was a partner at Bartlit Beck LLP, an award-winning trial litigation boutique, where he spent a decade focused on various matters at the trial and appellate levels, including product liability mass torts, class actions, and professional negligence and accounting fraud. At Bartlit Beck, Ben played a significant role in major trials for large corporate clients. For example, as a trial lawyer Ben successfully defended a client in a confidential arbitrations with stakes of $1 billion dollars. Ben also tried several cases for plaintiffs, including a jury trial where a jury awarded his client more than $20 million.

Ben earned his law degree from the University of Chicago Law School, where he graduated with High Honors. Prior to law school, he taught philosophy and logic at multiple universities.

Ben is licensed to practice law in Illinois and New York only.


"Most clients I speak with know they have been wronged by a company or employer, but have no idea how to seek justice. Earning our clients’ trust by walking them through the process from start to resolution is a true joy, and something I am very proud of on behalf of not just myself but our entire team."

Ben Whiting


  • J.D., University of Chicago Law School
  • M.A., University of Wyoming
  • B.S., Trinity University

Previous Affiliations

  • Bartlit Beck LLP