Ben Bireley

Attorney

Ben Bireley is a lawyer you can count on when your future depends on a lawsuit’s outcome. For clients who wrongfully lost loved ones or sustained life-changing injuries, Ben’s work has resulted in numerous multi-million-dollar settlements that reversed the course of his clients’ lives.

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Biography

Ben is a lawyer you can count on when your future depends on a lawsuit’s outcome. For clients who wrongfully lost loved ones or sustained life-changing injuries, Ben’s work has resulted in numerous multi-million-dollar settlements that reversed the course of his clients’ lives. Following a life-changing event, clients are often worried if they even have a winning claim—they’ve been told it’s their fault they got hurt, their injuries don’t matter, they can’t beat a defendant with seemingly infinite resources, or that some law or legal doctrine bars their claim. 

But Ben has a knack for finding the path that secures his client’s future—even when the facts or law seem challenging at first. Great results always require great work, and Ben commits his experience, smarts, and dogged determination to every client’s case.  Results from Ben’s cases include:  

 

  • a substantial confidential settlement from a large retail chain for a mother whose child was tragically killed in the retailer’s parking lot by an unaffiliated third party;
  • a substantial confidential settlement from a large building management company on behalf of an electrician and contractor injured by the company’s negligent management;
  • an $8 million settlement for a teenager whose father was killed by an off-duty drunk driver; [FOOTNOTE: Attorney’s fees and expenses totaled $3,535,977.36)
  • a $6.7 million settlement for a seaman who fell from an unsafe dock; [FOOTNOTE: Attorney’s fees and expenses totaled $2,869,456.59)
  • a $5.5 million settlement for a contractor whose arm was crushed because of unsafe work procedures; [FOOTNOTE: Attorney’s fees and expenses totaled $2,313,864.55];
  • a $4.25 million settlement for the family of an oilfield worker killed on the job; [FOOTNOTE: Attorney’s fees and expenses totaled $2,011,474.47]
  • a $3 million settlement for an electrician injured during a turnaround at the owner’s plant; [FOOTNOTE: Attorney’s fees and expenses totaled $1,431,837.60]; and
  • a confidential arbitration award for a plant worker whose employer did not subscribe to a Workers’ Compensation policy doubling the highest amount previously offered.

Ben is the rare trial lawyer who has experience at the highest levels of both personal injury and commercial litigation. Before joining Matt and Knox, Ben had split his legal career at 2 leading, nationally recognized firms specializing in complex commercial and personal injury litigation, respectively. He has worked on high-stakes cases involving wrongful death and injuries to oilfield and refinery workers, electricians and welders, construction workers, seamen and longshoremen, motor-vehicle victims, consumers, and individuals who are just in the wrong place at the wrong time. His commercial litigation experience includes, amongst others, cases involving breach of contract, breach of fiduciary duty, securities fraud, antitrust, and the False Claims Act. 

Before he began practicing, Ben also clerked for Judge Lee Rosenthal in the Southern District of Texas (Houston Division), a legendary federal trial-court judge whose accomplishments include appointment by Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts to chair the committee tasked with revising the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure.

So when you hire Ben, you’re hiring a lawyer whose toolbox is packed full and who has practiced with and against the best lawyers around. Ben has successfully tried cases to winning verdicts in Texas state courts, Texas and Louisiana federal courts, and arbitration. He has practiced in state and federal courts throughout Texas and Louisiana, as well as in California, Washington, Arizona, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Missouri, Illinois, Mississippi, Alabama, Georgia, Florida, Kentucky, Pennsylvania, New York, and Massachusetts.  

When he’s not working, Ben loves spending time with his three daughters, who mean the world to him. He’s an avid reader and writer and still enjoys playing as much basketball as he can. Ben grew up in Plano, Texas, attended college in Boston, and taught at Jesuit College Preparatory School in Dallas before law school. 

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Admissions and affiliations

  • All Texas state courts
  • All Louisiana state courts
  • All Missouri state courts
  • All New Mexico state courts
  • All Pennsylvania state courts
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court of the Eastern District of Louisiana
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Louisiana

EDUCATION

J.D., The University of Texas School of Law

Austin, Texas

 

  • Magna Cum Laude
  • Chief Articles Editor, Texas Law Review
  • Order of the Coif

B.A., Boston College

Boston, Massachusetts

 

  • Cum Laude
  • Boston College Presidential Scholar
  • Varsity Debate “A Team” (2001-2004)

BILLIONS WON FOR OUR CLIENTS.

Every day, people suffer life-threatening injuries through no fault of their own. At Williams Hart & Boundas, we are passionate about helping victims of negligence recover compensation for their pain, inability to work, and loss of income after a traumatic accident. Our knowledgeable attorneys and staff offer decades of experience handling difficult and complex cases with integrity, perseverance, and respect for the law. Whether you’re facing an individual or a powerful corporation, we are ready to confront the most challenging of opponents.