Attorneys

Ben C. Martin

Ben Martin has dedicated his career to helping individuals and families whose lives have been shattered by catastrophic injury and wrongful death. He has represented thousands of clients, from people injured in the oilfield to those harmed by medical negligence and dangerous products, including defective machinery, medical devices and pharmaceuticals. He has tried numerous cases to verdict in Texas, Mississippi, Wisconsin, California and Arkansas and has represented people in all 50 states.

A national leader in IVC filter complication litigation, Ben is co-lead counsel in Cook IVC filter MDL 2570, Southern District of Indiana, co-lead counsel in the Philadelphia Rex Argon IVC filter JPML and serves on the plaintiffs’ steering committees in the national Cook, Bard, Cordis, MDL’s and the Philadelphia Pa. Rex Argon JPML. Ben has extensive experience in both state and federal pharmaceutical litigation, representing those harmed by the drugs fen-phen, Vioxx, Risperdal, Xarelto, Zofran and many others, as well as medical devices such as transvaginal mesh, medical staplers, and IVC filters.

Ben is an Advocate member of the American Board of Trial Advocates and has served as president of its Dallas Chapter.

Education

  • University of North Texas, B.B.A., 1983
  • Baylor University School of Law, J.D., 1986

Bar and Court Admissions

  • Board Certified in Civil Trial Law, Texas Board of Legal Specialization
  • Board Certified in Personal Injury Trial Law, Texas Board of Legal Specialization

Professional Associations

  • Licensed to practice in all Texas state courts
  • Licensed to practice in all Pennsylvania state courts
  • Member of the bar of the United States District Courts for the Northern, Southern, Eastern and Western Districts of Texas, the United States District Court for the District of Colorado, the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, and the U.S. Court of Claims
  • Advocate, The American Board of Trial Advocates
  • Founder’s Member, American Association of Justice
  • Texas Trial Lawyers Association
  • Dallas Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • Dallas Trial Lawyers Association
  • Mississippi Trial Lawyers Association, Honorary Lifetime Member
  • Southern Trial Lawyers Association
  • Texas Bar Foundation

Awards and Honors

  • Texas Super Lawyer, Texas Monthly Magazine, 2005-present
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers, National Trial Lawyers, 2011-present
  • Top 25 Mass Tort Trial Lawyers, National Trial Lawyers, 2016
  • AV Preeminent rating with Martindale-Hubbell

Presentations and Publications

  • Preparation of the Personal Injury Case – From the Initial Interview Through Trial, State Bar of Texas Summer Bar Seminar, Cancun, Mexico
  • Trying the Wrongful Death Case in Texas: Strategies in Preparation and Valuation, National Business Institute, Dallas, Texas
  • Personal Injury – Anatomy of a Case, Advanced Civil Trial Seminar for Attorneys, Legal Assistants, and Other Legal Professionals, Legal Assistants Division, State Bar of Texas, Dallas, Texas
  • Physician and Hospital Liability, Problem Based Sleep Medicine Course for the Primary Care Practitioner: Establishing a Differential Diagnosis and Treatment Plan, The Houston Sleep Consortium, Houston, Texas
  • Evidence for Paralegals: Obtaining, Managing and Using All Types of Information, Opinion Evidence, speaker
  • Causation, Texas State Bar 2009 Advanced Personal Injury Trial Course, Dallas, Texas
  • Bard G2 IVC Filter Litigation Update Webinar, AAJ Education
  • IVC Filter Litigation Update, Mass Torts Made Perfect, Spring and Fall 2016, Spring 2017, Las Vegas, NV, Spring 2018
  • Filters and Fractures, The Ongoing Saga of IVC Filters, The Trial Lawyer, Spring 2016
  • Medical Stapler Litigation, Harris Martin Webinar 2020
  • Medical Stapler Litigation, Harris Martin Webinar 2021
  • Handling Mass Torts, Souther Trial Lawyers Association, New Orleans Spring 2019

Teaching

  • Former Adjunct Professor, Southern Methodist University School of Law
  • Former Instructor, National Institute of Trial Advocacy