Attorney at Law
Ben joined McCarter East PLLC in January 2017 as an associate attorney and became a partner in February 2022. Although not originally from Middle Tennessee, he has developed a passion and love for Murfreesboro and the surrounding area.
Originally from Paris, Kentucky, a small town near Lexington, Ben attended Samford University in Birmingham, Alabama for his undergraduate degree. He met his wife, Caroline, at Samford. She was born and raised in Murfreesboro, and they returned to her hometown to start and raise their family.
After graduating from Samford in May 2013, Ben attended the University of Memphis Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law. During law school, he served on the Editorial Board of the University of Memphis Law Review as Senior Articles Editor, and his Note was chosen for publication in Volume 46 of the Law Review. He also received various accolades for his pro bono and classroom work, including the CALI Award for the top grade in Criminal Law, Administrative Law, and Food & Drug Law.
Ben gained experience while in law school as an intern for the Honorable J. Steven Stafford of the Tennessee Court of Appeals and extern for the Honorable Sheryl H. Lipman of the United States District Court for the Western District of Tennessee. He also served throughout law school as a Graduate Research Assistant for Professor Eugene Shapiro, who primarily focused his research in the areas of constitutional law and criminal procedure.
After graduating with his Juris Doctor, with honors, in May 2016 and sitting for the Bar Exam that summer, Ben worked as law clerk to the Honorable Royce D. Taylor of the Circuit Court of Rutherford County until joining McCarter East PLLC.
Ben maintains a diverse practice and has successfully tried cases throughout Middle Tennessee. He has an established reputation as an advocate and prides himself on enthusiastically litigating cases on behalf of his clients. A significant portion of Ben’s practice focuses on family law, including divorces and child custody cases. He has extensive experience with civil litigation, including contract disputes, construction matters, real property disputes, and easement issues. Ben also maintains a healthy practice representing small- and medium-sized businesses in Middle Tennessee, both in day-to-day transactional matters and through litigation assistance. Another major area of practice includes personal injury litigation, and Ben has successfully represented injured individuals resulting in hundreds of thousands of dollars recovered on behalf of his clients.
In addition to litigating cases in Tennessee state and federal courts, Ben has brief and argued numerous cases before the Tennessee Court of Appeals. He enjoys the research and writing required for appellate work, and he is often referred appellate work from other attorneys throughout Middle Tennessee.
Ben is an active member of the Tennessee/Rutherford/Cannon County Bar Associations and a graduate of the Leadership Rutherford program, class of 2020. He is admitted to practice law in all Tennessee states courts and both the U.S. District Courts for the Middle and Eastern Districts of Tennessee.
When not practicing law, Ben enjoys spending time with his wife and two (2) children, and he is an active member of Calvary Baptist Church of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. Ben volunteers and serves on the Board with Murfreesboro Young Life. He is also a fan of the Kentucky Wildcats and enjoys watching and playing basketball.
U.S. District Court, Middle District of Tennessee, 2017
U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Tennessee, 2020
Tennessee Bar Association
Rutherford/Cannon County Bar Association
Leadership Rutherford Class of 2020
J.D. — University of Memphis Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law
B.S. — Samford University