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Hill Ward Henderson



Since its inception in 1986, Hill Ward Henderson has grown steadily, based on a client-focused philosophy. This philosophy combines the talent, resources, capabilities and technologies of a large firm with the flexibility, responsiveness and personal attention of a smaller firm. The firm has as its cornerstone an obligation and a commitment to our valued clients of integrity, professionalism and timely, efficient delivery of quality legal services. With offices in Tampa and Clearwater, our attorneys provide legal counsel to the varied needs of clients spanning a broad range of industries and professions. Our scope of services includes the following practice concentrations: Appellate, Bankruptcy & Creditors’ Rights; Construction & Design; Corporate & Tax; Cybersecurity, Data Breach and Protection; Employment Law; Executive Compensation & Employee Benefits; Healthcare; Intellectual Property; Land Use; Litigation; Products Liability; Real Estate; and Trusts & Estates.

B. Ben Dachepalli

Ben is a Shareholder and Co-Chair in the firm’s Construction & Design PracticeGroup. As a Board Certified Construction Attorney, his practice includes the negotiation and drafting of construction related agreements and complex construction litigation claims regarding contracts, construction defects, design errors, and construction liens. Ben represents owners, developers, contractors, construction managers, design professionals and subcontractors in all phases of the construction process. As a former Board Member of the Construction Industry Licensing Board for the State of Florida, Ben is also experienced in licensing matters for contractors and subcontractors.


Ben has authored articles and spoken at numerous seminars on various construction law topics, and is an active member of the Forum on the Construction Industry for the American Bar Association and the construction law sections of the state and local bar associations.


Ben is the current Chair of the Board of Directors for the Indo-US Chamber of Commerce and is a former Bhair and current member of the Board of Directors for the Children’s Dream Fund, a nonprofit organization which fulfills the dreams of children suffering from life-threatening and debilitating illnesses. He is also an active member of Leadership Florida (Class XXXI) and a former member of its Board of Directors and current member of its Leadership Team.

B. Ben Dachepalli