Ben Metzger joins ELPO as summer clerk

by Mandy Hicks

Ben Metzger

Ben Metzger, a second year law student at the University of Kentucky School of Law, has joined ELPO as a summer law clerk.

Ben is a native of Franklin, Ky., where he was valedictorian of Franklin-Simpson High School’s Class of 2006. He received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Liberal Studies from Florida College in Temple Terrace, Florida in 2009, studying business, history and Biblical studies. He graduated magna cum laude and served as President of the Student Body Government Association during his senior year.

Ben had his first experience working for a law firm during his senior years of high school when he served as an office assistant at Leach & Cummins in Franklin. After his first year of college, he returned to Franklin for the summer and served as an activities coordinator for the local Boys & Girls Club. In the summer of 2008, Ben interned at The White House, where his work focused on promoting a culture of service in America.

Following graduation from college, he spent two years working for Citigroup in Tampa, Fla., as a Senior Compliance Analyst in its Global Anti-Money Laundering Department. In 2011, he moved to Denver, Colorado, to serve as the Enterprise Risk Management Coordinator for Public Service Credit Union. In that role, he managed anti-fraud and anti-money laundering compliance operations and monitored all areas of risk.

In 2012, he returned to Kentucky to attend law school. While at UK, he was recognized as the Crittenden Club’s Best Oral Advocate for the Appellee.

“We welcome Ben to ELPO for the summer,” says Gaines Penn, Managing Partner of ELPO. “We’re delighted to have someone of his experience and intelligence with us and we hope to give him lots more useful experience this summer.”