Benjamin E. Baker, Jr.Shareholder | Personal Injury and Product Liability
Ben graduated from the Cumberland School of Law in 1993 and began his law practice with the Birmingham firm Emond &Vines. Although Ben's practice has always focused on products liability and crashworthiness cases, his secondary specialties are in the areas of nursing home litigation, aviation crashes and construction site injuries. Ben is a former partner in the Birmingham firm of Hogan, Smith &Alspaugh.
Ben has frequently lectured on legal topics for various organizations including: the Alabama Trial Lawyer Association, the Birmingham Bar Association, the Cumberland School of Law, the National Business Institute, the Southern Trial Lawyers Association and Jones School of Law.
Ben recently obtained a $2.75 million verdict against Ford Motor Company in a Montgomery, AL wrongful death case. In 2009 Ben also obtained a $3.5 million verdict in a Chilton County, Alabama wrongful death case. Ben was also part of the trial team that obtained a $4 million verdict in Montgomery county against Wal-mart in a defective tire case. Ben has also obtained a $12 million record verdict against against a cab guard manufacturer, involving a defective product in a crashworthiness case. He has also settled many crashworthiness cases which have resulted in multi-million dollar recoveries for his clients. Ben has also been selected for inclusion in Super Lawyers in 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013, published by Business Alabama magazine.
In December 2008 and 2010, Ben was selected as Beasley Allen's Lawyer of the Year for the Product Liability Section. In 2012, Ben was selected as the firm's Litigator of the Year.
Ben is a prior member of the Executive Committee for the Alabama Association for Justice. He previously was elected to serve on the Executive Committee for the Young Lawyers Section of the Birmingham Bar Association; and he was once selected "Boss of the Year" by the Birmingham Magazine.
Ben was raised in Ozark, Alabama. He is married to the former Kimberly Strag of Philadelphia, PA. and they have one daughter and two sons. Ben is a past board member of the Paseo movement in Alabama, part of the Anglican 4th day movement. Ben and his wife are members of the Christchurch, an Anglican Parish in Montgomery. Ben is also a past board member of the Landmarks Foundation of Montgomery - a non-profit organization committed to preserving historic structures. Ben is currently President of the Board of Directors for The Least, a prison ministry.
- New York (2002)
- Tennessee (2002)
- Oklahoma (2002)
- United States Supreme Court (1999)
- Washington D.C. (1994)
- Alabama, all State and Federal Courts (1993)
- Georgia, Eleventh Circuit (1993)
- Birmingham Bar Association
- Montgomery County Bar Association
- Montgomery County Trial Lawyers Association
- Alabama Trial Lawyers Association (Executive Committee)
- American Association for Justice.
- Super Lawyers
- Best Lawyers
- Cumberland School of Law (J.D., 1993)
- Auburn University (B.S. Architecture, 1990)
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