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Benjamin H. Brewton concentrates his law practice in the area of civil litigation and specializes in the defense of significant personal injury and wrongful death litigation as well as substantial commercial lawsuits.


 


A trial attorney for more than 20 years, Ben Brewton was inducted as a Fellow in the American College of Trial Lawyers in 2009.  He has been named a Georgia Super Lawyer® each year since 2007 and he has received an AV® peer review rating in Martindale Hubbell, the highest possible ranking given in both legal ability and ethical standards.


 


He currently serves as an invited member of the United States Southern District Court Advisory Committee and is a regularly invited speaker and faculty member at legal seminars concerning medical negligence, defense of serious death and injury claims, alternative dispute resolution and legal history.


 


Ben Brewton is a past president of both the Augusta Bar Association and the Younger Lawyers Club of Augusta. He is also active in the Georgia Defense Lawyers Association, having served on both the legislative and professional liability committees of that organization. 


 


Mr. Brewton is an experienced trial lawyer and appellate attorney.  He has represented clients in trials in both state and federal courtrooms in cases involving: medical liability, aviation negligence, electrical utility injury and death, premises liability, personal injuries, insurance coverage disputes and felony criminal cases. Mr. Brewton has also argued appeals before the Supreme Court of Georgia as well as the Georgia Court of Appeals and the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit.


 


Ben Brewton began his college education at Oxford College of Emory University where he received an AA degree in 1983. He completed his college education at Emory University in Atlanta where he received a B.A. in 1985. Mr. Brewton achieved his Juris Doctorate at the University of Georgia School of Law in 1988. Ben Brewton was a member of the Intrastate Champion Moot Court Team in 1987 and was the coach of the Intrastate Champion Moot Court Team in 1988. He is a member of the Order of Barristers.


 


Mr. Brewton and his wife of more than 20 years, Heidi, are active in the community, in their church and are the parents of two children.

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Practice areas

Licensed

  1. Personal Injury: 30%
    28 years
  2. Medical Malpractice: 25%
    28 years
  3. Litigation: 20%
    28 years
  4. Wrongful Death: 15%
    28 years
  5. Energy: 10%
    14 years

Payment

Fees:

Contingent (25-40%), Fixed (sometimes)

Payment types:

Check

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Contact info

Tucker Long P.A.

453 Greene Street
Augusta, GA, 30901

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License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
GAActive Member in Good Standing 198807/15/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Awards
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Georgia Super LawyersCivil Litigation-Defense2011
Best Lawyers in AmericaMedical Malpractice-Defense2010
Georgia Super LawyersCivil Litigation Defense2010
Georgia Super LawyersCivil Litigation-Defense2009
Georgia Super LawyersCivil Litigation-Defense2008
Georgia Super LawyersCivil Litigation-Defense2007
Order of BarristersUniversity of Georgia School of Law1988
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Partner and MemberTucker, Everitt, Long, Brewton & Lanier1988 - Present
Associations
Association namePosition nameDuration
American College of Trial LawyersFellow2009 - Present
State Bar of GeorgiaMember2004 - Present
Court Advisory Committee, United States District Court, Southern District of GeorgiaMember2004 - Present
Georgia Defense Lawyers AssociationMemberN/A
Augusta Bar AssociationPresident2003 - 2004
Augusta Bar AssociationPresident-Elect2002 - 2003
Education
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Georgia School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1988
Emory UniversityN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts1985
Emory UniversityN/AAA1983
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Southern District of Georgia, Court Advisory Committee MeetingThe Slave Ship Wanderer: Trials and Tribulation in the Southern District2010
Richmond County Medical SocietyBeating the Medical Malpractice Odds: Claims Defense and Risk Management Strategies.2010
ADR for Trial and Non-Trial LawyersShow and Tell or Hide and Seek? Observations on Mediation from the Defendant's Perspective2010
17th Annual Dispute Resolution and Neutrals Conference, Atlanta, GeorgiaA User's Guide to Mediation-From a Plaintiff's, Defendant's and In-House Counsel's Perspective2010
83rd Annual Conference, Southeastern Claims AssociationInvestigation in the Courtroom2008
24 Annual Medical Malpractice Institute, Sea Island, GeorgiaMedical Malpractice Claims Under the Federal Tort Claims Act: The Plaintiff's Perspective2008
19th Annual Medical Malpractice Institute, Sea Island, GeorgiaThe Unified and Joint Defense: Legal and Ethical Boundaries: Is There a Joint Defense Privilege (Based on What Law?)2003
18th Annual Medical Malpractice Institute, Sea Island GeorgiaThe Composite State Board of Medical Examiners, The National Practitioner Databank and Health Insurance Providers: Their Influence on Settlements.2002