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 a Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent Rated attorney and currently serves on the Regional Board of the Alabama Head Injury Foundation. Previously, he served on the editorial board for The Docket, a publication of the Montgomery County Bar Association, and the board of trustees of the Montgomery County Association for Justice.
He is a former member of the Paralegal Studies/Legal Studies Advisory Committee for South University.
Awards and Recognitions
Ben has been regularly selected to the Best Lawyers in America list since 2017 and Midsouth Super Lawyers list since 2018.
Ben is a frequent guest speaker about settlement issues and cases involving Nursing Homes.
After working three years as a police officer with the Montgomery Police Department, Ben completed his undergraduate degree at Auburn University at Montgomery and later attended law school at Cumberland School of Law. While in law school, Ben served as an editor for The American Journal of Trial Advocacy. Ben has been published in that publication and others.
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 live on Lake Martin, enjoying water activities like boating and fishing and spending time with his family.