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Who is Amber Heard’s attorney in Virginia, J Benjamin Rottenborn?

Johnny Depp’s libel lawsuit against his ex-wife Amber Heard is currently in its second week in Virginia.

The Hollywood actor sued the 36-year-old for $50 million after she published an op-ed in The Washington Post in 2018 in which she claimed she was the victim of domestic violence.

Amber responded with a $100 million counterclaim and the couple are currently testifying in Fairfax County Circuit Court. There is a camera in the courtroom and millions of people around the world are watching the trial live.

Who is Amber Heard’s attorney? Keep reading to find out…

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Meet J Benjamin Rottenborn

the Aquaman The actress has a whole legal team, but her lead attorney is J Benjamin Rottenborn.

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Often referred to as Ben, the Waynesboro, Virginia native works at the Virginia-based law firm Woods Rogers.

According to his bio on their site, he “represents clients in complex civil litigation involving issues of fiduciary duty, general commercial law, and other matters.”

The areas in which he practices are litigation, government investigations and white collar criminal defense and emerging growth.

Amber Heard’s Lawyer Career Story

Prior to joining Woods Rogers in 2012, where he is a director, Ben was a partner at Chicago law firm Kirkland & Ellis LLP.

He also worked as a court clerk for U.S. District Judge for the District of Arizona, David G. Campbell, after graduating.

His profile reveals some of his many career highlights, including defending a Fortune 50 company and representing venture capitalists in a lawsuit for breach of fiduciary duty.

On top of that, he is rated as a rising star by Super Lawyers Virginia.

He graduated from Stanford Law School

The renowned lawyer studied at the University of Virginia, where he graduated with honors in economics.

He went on to earn a law degree at Stanford Law School, where he also served as chairman of the Stanford Law and Policy Review.

Later in life, he taught as a professor at the University of Virginia School of Law.

Right now, Ben and the rest of Amber Heard’s legal team are questioning Johnny Depp.