Ben Eder grew up in Portland and attended Oregon Episcopal School. Ben played lacrosse for the University of Washington and was named to the All Conference Team and the United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association Academic All American Team in 2001. After graduating, Ben attended the University of Oregon School of Law. During law school, Ben worked as a prosecutor before joining Thuemmel and Uhle as an Associate. Ben has argued before the Court of Appeals on DUII cases, tried misdemeanor and felony jury trials and works closely with Bob Thuemmel and Bill Uhle.
In 2008, Ben was awarded the Member Service Award from the Oregon State Bar for his service through the Oregon New Lawyers Division. Ben has presented Continued Legal Education seminars on defending driving under the influence cases to lawyers in Portland, Eugene and Salem. In July 2009, Ben was the featured speaker regarding how to defend DUII cases presented to the Metropolitan Public Defender's Office in Portland. In 2008, Ben authored the chapter on conducting Department of Motor Vehicle Hearings for the DUII Notebook, published by the Oregon Criminal Defense Lawyers Association.