Moffatt Thomas attorney Benjamin C. Ritchie was honored for his notable professional accomplishments and contributions to the greater Idaho Falls community on October 6, 2016, at a dinner hosted by the Young Professional Network of the Greater Idaho Falls Chamber of Commerce.

new-du40-logoThe Distinguished Under 40 awards program annually recognizes 10 outstanding individuals from Southeastern Idaho for exceptional accomplishments in their career fields, community, and education.  Award recipients are carefully selected by a committee of local community leaders through a rigorous screening process that evaluates the individual qualifications of each applicant.

Congratulations to this year’s well deserved Distinguished Under 40 honorees:

  • Crystal Zmak, HR Manager – Teton Toyota
  • Travis “Bear” Prairie, Assistant General Manager – Idaho Falls Power
  • Benjamin C. Ritchie, Partner – Moffatt Thomas
  • Nate Eaton, News Director – East Idaho News
  • Brad Cramer, Director of Community Development Services – City of Idaho Falls
  • Nathan Stevens, Program Manager – Idaho National Laboratory
  • Hailey Mack, Career Placement and Recruitment Coordinator – Eastern Idaho Technical College
  • Garrett Meikle, Owner/Vice President – Paul Davis Restoration
  • Brandon Visser, Owner/President – Visser Ag. Inc.
  • P.J. Holm, Superintendent of Recreation – City of Idaho Falls



Benjamin C. Ritchie is a Partner with the Idaho law firm, Moffatt Thomas, working from the firm’s offices in Idaho Falls.  He represents a variety of clients in the areas of commercial law, insurance defense, worker’s compensation, employment law, construction law, and transportation law.

Ben is a frequent lecturer providing educational seminars for clients and associations such as the Idaho Trucking Association, Southeast Idaho Society for Human Resource Management, and the Idaho Department of Labor.  He is active in his community and serves on the Board of Directors of Habitat for Humanity Idaho Falls Area, pro bono legal counsel for Court Appointed Special Advocates in child protection proceedings, and for the Idaho Suicide Prevention Hotline.  The Idaho State Bar awarded Ben the Denise O’Donnell Day Pro Bono Award in 2015, in recognition of the extraordinary time and effort he volunteered to resolve legal issues for low-income clients.

Moffatt Thomas has been providing legal services to the Pacific Northwest and Intermountain West since 1954.  The firm serves clients in the full-spectrum of business, litigation, and regulatory areas.  With Idaho offices in Boise, Idaho Falls, and Pocatello, the firm is strategically situated for direct contact with the Governor’s office, the legislature, federal and state administrative agencies, area businesses, and national and international corporations engaged in business throughout the region.  Since its inception over 60 years ago, its current and former lawyers have achieved the highest leadership positions in national, state, and local legal and civic organizations.

Leading Idaho Law.  Moffatt Thomas leads the field in litigation, business, banking, insurance, agriculture and more by bringing together many of the top legal minds across Idaho.  More information is available at