|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated||Martindale-Hubbell||2014|
|John Marshall Award for Outstanding Achievement in Litigation||U.S. Dept. of Justice||2005|
|National Missing and Exploited Children's Award||National Center for Missing and Exploited Children||2005|
|Special Counsel||Covington & Burling LLP||2005 - 2009|
|Trial Attorney||U.S. Department of Justice, Criminal Div.||2002 - 2005|
|Trial Attorney||U.S. Department of Justice, Civil Div.||1994 - 2002|
|Clerk to Hon. Thomas A. Wiseman, Jr.||U.S. District Court, M.D. Tenn.||1992 - 1993|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|American Bar Association||Member||N/A|
|State of Mississippi v. Cory Maye||Death sentence vacated; new trial granted. Plea to greatly reduced manslaughter charge accepted with time served.|
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|Legal Times Magazine||Here's Your Story, and You're Sticking to It||2006|
|Pike & Fischer Audio Conference||The Emerging Law of Search Engines||2006|
|International Association of Privacy Professionals National Summit||Responding to a Subpoena: A Privacy Practitioner's Guide||2006|
|Vanderbilt University Law School||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1992|
|University of Michigan, Ann Arbor||English||A.B||1984|
|Symposium on Health Care Fraud Investigations||Negotiating Corporate Integrity Agreements in Case Settlements||2008|
Posted by Kim
Ben Vernia worked tirelessly for me- always keeping my best interest in mind. He has a brilliant legal mind- always one step ahead and very prepared. He always kept me informed every step of the way and was always very honest and upfront about the possible outcomes. If you are looking for someone you can trust, to work hard on your behalf and walk alongside you during what is probably a very challenging time, I highly recommend Ben Vernia.
Posted by RLB
My whole world had shattered from a devastating legal entanglement. I had nowhere to turn and I was lost forever. Then, my prayer was answered when I found Attorney Ben Vernia who took my case. He put my life back on track step by step, piece by piece until the case was over and we prevailed. Attorney Ben Vernia is very cool, calm and collective under high stress. He took my case when I thought I was fighting a losing battle even when I knew was innocent. I would definitely wholeheartedly with confidence recommend Attorney Ben Vernia to anyone who needs legal services.
Posted by E. B. McCoy
Ben Vernia was the calm in the middle of my professional storm. He was prepared and did not give into histrionics of the opposing party. He cleaned up a debacle when another attorney refused to work. He worked after-hours to meet filing deadlines. He promptly answered all substantive questions and returned phone calls. Most importantly, he reached a desired outcome for my case. I refer to Ben as a "cool cat", a reassuring quality in an attorney when you feel like your world is falling apart. I recommend Ben for any and all whistleblower claims.
Timothy Clinton, Lawsuits and disputes Attorney
Relationship: Worked together on matter
Ben is a phenomenal lawyer. Although he's a brilliant guy, he has a knack for stating arguments in a clear and unpretentious way. The combination of his keen intelligence with his calm demeanor and easy charm is killer. I give Ben the highest marks.