Benjamin N. Pachito - Attorney
Ben joined the Jacobson Law Group in 2016 after serving as law clerk for Chief Judge Edward B. O'Connell and Judge Thomas J. Londregan of the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Court. During his tenure at Mashantucket, Ben analyzed and provided recommendations on a variety of complex legal issues affecting tribal governance and commercial activity and the daily life of tribal members. Cases before the Tribal Court spanned several substantive areas of federal, state, and tribal law, including federal Indian law, administrative law, tort law, contracts, family law, criminal law, and probate. Ben is an enrolled member of the Soboba Band of Luiseño Indians.
Ben's academic and professional background demonstrates his continued commitment to serving Indian communities. During law school, Ben worked for the Association on American Indian Affairs, interned for the U.S. Department of Justice Office of Tribal Justice, and clerked for the Navajo Nation Supreme Court. Additionally, Ben served as managing editor of the George Washington Journal of Energy and Environmental Law.
Outside of work, Ben enjoys playing soccer, hiking and camping, running with his Siberian husky, and road tripping with his wife, Sophia
- Indian/Tribal Law
- J.D., The George Washington University Law School, 2015
- M.S., University of Central Florida, 2012
- B.S., Cornell University, 2009
- Fond du Lac Tribal Court
- Bois Forte Tribal Court