Attorney Ben Bireley
When people need an attorney who combines compassion with intelligence
and innovation, they can turn to Attorney Ben Bireley. Ben joined Arnold
& Itkin in 2016 after working for a nationally-renowned commercial
litigation firm in Houston. He represented both plaintiffs and defendants
in high-dollar disputes involving multiple parties and complex commercial
issues. He broadened his understanding of litigation, both how to craft
effective defenses and how to unravel them.
Ben has a history of working on high-stakes cases. He represented claims
asserted against a national dialysis provider under the False Claims Act,
breach of fiduciary duty claims against a global palm-oil producer, and
resolved oil-and-gas contract disputes involving massive sums. However,
the case he is most proud of is his work representing the Boys & Girls
Harbor. The Harbor is a charity that takes care of neglected and abused
children. They were caught in a dispute with the City of Morgan’s
Point when Ben decided to take their case. Thanks to his work, the Harbor
received a sizable multi-million dollar settlement from the city.
Cases like the Boys & Girls Harbor case are why Ben joined Arnold &
Itkin. He wanted to focus his practice on the injured, people who are
hurt by negligent and reckless organizations. That’s why his practice
focuses on industrial plant accidents, trucking accidents, and other personal
injury cases involving severe injuries and complex liability issues.
Before beginning his private practice, Ben clerked for the Honorable Lee
H. Rosenthal in the Southern District of Texas. Judge Rosenthal is widely
considered one of the best trial judges in the nation, allowing Ben to
learn early on how trial law is practiced. He earned his law degree from
University of Texas School of Law, where he was the Chief Articles Editor
for the renowned Texas Law Review. He graduated in the top 10% of his class.
For his undergraduate degree, Ben attended Boston College, where he was
a part of their widely-known debate team and graduated with honors. After
law school, Ben spent two years teaching at Jesuit College Preparatory
School in Dallas. For his excellent work, he received a Work of the Heart Award.
Ben loves spending time with his wife and their 3 daughters. He is a member
of St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church, loves playing basketball, and
enjoys spending time near the ocean.