- Alabama (1989)
- U.S. District Court, Middle District of Alabama (1990)
- U.S. District Court, Northern and Southern Districts of Alabama (1992)
- U.S. Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit (1992)
- Cumberland School of Law, Samford University (J.D., 1989)
- Auburn University at Montgomery (B.S., 1986)
- Alabama State Bar
- Alabama Association for Justice
- Montgomery County Bar Association
- Montgomery County Association for Justice
- American Bar Association
- American Association for Justice
- Alabama Head Injury Foundation (Regional Board)
Recognitions & Awards
- AV Rated
- Best Lawyers
- Midsouth Super Lawyers
Ben practices as a member of Beasley Allen Law Firm’s Personal Injury and Products Liability Section.
Following his graduation from law school, Ben served one year as a law clerk to the Honorable John C. Tyson III on one of the Alabama appellate courts. In 1990, he began his law practice with a local firm in which he later became a partner. Ben handled several cases, ranging from products liability to medical malpractice to personal injury cases, many of which resulted in six- and seven-figure settlements and verdicts. Ben returned to work as a senior staff attorney with the appellate court for 2004 and part of 2005, before joining Beasley Allen.
Ben initially began working “of counsel” with Beasley Allen in 2005 in the Mass Tort section, working primarily on the Vioxx litigation. Those cases settled for $4.85 billion. After those cases concluded, Ben began working in the Product Liability/Personal Injury section of the firm. Since that time, Ben has worked a wide-range of cases, including mesothelioma, nursing home, automobile product liability cases, non-auto product liability cases, car wrecks, and a host of other types of cases, resulting in significant verdicts and settlements.
Ben is married to Lisa Matthews Locklar. He has three daughters, Katie, Sarah Beth and Greyson. Katie, who is married to Kyle McMaster, is a graduate of the University of Alabama and of the Auburn University School of Veterinary Medicine. Sarah Beth is a graduate of the University of South Alabama. Greyson is currently a student at the University of Alabama.
Ben and Lisa recently became grandparents for the first time to Micah McMaster.
Ben and his family are members of Centerpoint Fellowship Church. Ben and Lisa currently lives on Lake Martin, enjoying all water activities, including boating, fishing, and spending time with his family.