Ben J. Crawley-Woods joined Martin & Seibert, L.C. in the summer of 2008 as a law clerk and now serves with the firm as an associate attorney, practicing primarily in the area of insurance litigation.
Born and raised in the Eastern Panhandle of West Virginia, Mr. Crawley-Woods holds a solid devotion to the area and greater state. Upon receiving a National Merit Scholar designation, he attended Florida State University and obtained the degree of Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy. After graduation, Mr. Crawley-Woods returned to the Eastern Panhandle and served as a public school teacher for several years. His work consisted of course instruction in a variety of areas, including United States history, Spanish, creative arts and mathematics.
Mr. Crawley-Woods’ academic interests then led him to attend West Virginia University College of Law, where he obtained the degree of Doctor of Jurisprudence. During his studies at the College of Law, Mr. Crawley-Woods excelled at written and oral advocacy, successfully competed in the 2008 Baker Cup Competition, and was selected as a member of the 2008-2009 Moot Court Board. He served as Secretary of the Moot Court Board and proudly represented West Virginia University at the 2009 Irving R. Kaufman Memorial Securities Law Moot Court Competition at Fordham University. Also at the College of Law, Mr. Crawley-Woods served as a research assistant to Professor John E. Taylor, concentrating in First Amendment and education law.
Outside of his legal pursuits, Mr. Crawley-Woods maintains interests in the arts and the philosophy of education, government, business and community development. He is actively involved in Friends in Action of the Eastern Panhandle, a non-profit organization dedicated to helping motivated low-income families set and achieve goals through mentoring friendships.
Mr. Crawley-Woods is admitted to practice in West Virginia.