Ben has represented injured people for over four decades. He has served on the Board of Governors of the South Carolina Workers Compensation Claimant’s Attorneys Association, and received the University of South Carolina’s Law School Compleat Lawyer Award. Ben has been named for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America, a highly regarded peer review publication, for nine consecutive years.
After receiving a B.S. degree in Industrial Management at Clemson University in 1964, he worked for Shell Oil Company until the summer of 1966. He enrolled at the University of South Carolina School of Law in September of 1966. There he became a member of Phi Alpha Delta and the Order of the Wig and Robe. He received his Juris Doctorate degree in May of 1969.
He was admitted to the South Carolina Bar in September of 1969. He is also admitted to practice before the United States District Court of South Carolina and the United States Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit.
Ben considers one of his career highlights to be his participation in the tobacco litigation on behalf of the State of South Carolina which resulted in a settlement of over two billion dollars. When he is not practicing law, he enjoys working on his farm, horseback riding and spending time with his wife, Linda, their three children and seven grandchildren.
*Any result the law firm may have achieved on behalf of one client in one matter does not necessarily indicate similar results can be obtained for other clients.
South Carolina, 1969
U.S. District Court District of South Carolina, 1969
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, 2005
University of South Carolina School of Law,
Columbia, South Carolina, 1969 – J.D.
Clemson University, 1964 – B.S.
Spartanburg County Bar Association – Member
American Board of Trial Advocates – Member
American Bar Association – Member
South Carolina Bar – Member
South Carolina Association for Justice
American Association for Justice – Member
Federal Bar Association
South Carolina Association of Claimant Attorneys – Member
Society of Wig and Robe – Member
Martindale Hubbell – AV® Rated
Injured Workers’ Advocates
Litigation Counsel of America
South Carolina Workers’ Compensation – Educational Association
Honors and Awards
Recipient, University of South Carolina Law School – Compleat Lawyer Award, 1996
South Carolina Super Lawyer List, 2009 – 2013
Best Lawyers, 2007 – 2014
Phi Alpha Delta