Ben A. Vinson, Jr. has a decade of experience working in asbestos law, beginning his career at Fleming & Associates in Houston, TX. At Fleming & Associates, Ben began work as a law clerk in December 2009, eventually working as an investigator in May 2011. In April 2012, Ben was admitted to practice law in the state of Florida, and in July 2012, he left Fleming and Associates and formed his own practice, Vinson Law, and continued working in asbestos-related law.
Ben earned his J.D. from the South Texas College of Law in May 2011, notably finishing the program 6 months ahead of schedule. He was a Quarterfinalist in the Vanderbilt First Amendment Moot Court Competition, and was a Finalist at the Rendings Products Liability Moot Court Competition. Ben also competed in Mock Trial Summer Academy at the United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas. He earned his B.A. in Economics from the University of Texas in May 2003. Ben is also a 2013 graduate of Gerry Spence’s Trial Lawyer’s College.
In February 2014, Ben opened his practice further to begin working on auto collision and personal injury cases, and in April 2014 was admitted to practice in the United States District Court for the Southern District of Illinois. Ben is a member of the American Association for Justice (AAJ), as well as a member of the AAJ’s Asbestos Litigation Group, the Florida Justice Association, and the Tampa Bay Trial Lawyer’s Association.
In October 2016, Ben obtained a 3.4 million dollar Hillsborough County, Florida jury verdict. His client had suffered a traumatic brain injury when rear-ended by a tractor-trailer. Also in 2016, Ben filed a class action suit on behalf of allegedly defrauded patients of the Lung Institute. https://goo.gl/K26ruQ.
In 2018, Ben was awarded a lifetime achievement award for the Northern Florida region from America’s Top 100 Attorneys.
In 2019, Attorneys Ben and co-counsel Mark Alonzo won a multimillion dollar mesothelioma verdict in downtown Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. With the help of the firm’s head Asbestos Paralegal, Lauren Zoons, they were able to receive a 2 million dollar verdict in favor of Mrs. Sylvia Holder, widow of deceased Navy Machinist Mate Mr. Ernest Holder.
In 2019, Ben Vinson was selected to the 2019 Florida Super Lawyers Rising Stars list. No more than five percent of the lawyers in Florida are selected by Super Lawyers and no more than 2.5 percent are named to the Rising Stars list. Super Lawyers evaluates outstanding lawyers who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement by using a patented multi-phase process that includes a statewide survey of lawyers, an independent research evaluation of candidates and peer reviews by practice area.
In May 2016, Ben competed in an IRONMAN triathlon, clocking in at a little less than fifteen hours. In his free time, he enjoys spending time with his son, Ben Andrew Vinson III and his wife Megan.
|FL||Member in Good Standing||2012||12/20/2020|
|IL||Active Out of State Lawyer - Permitted to Practice||1969||11/21/2016|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Rising Star||Super Lawyers||2019|
|Rising Star||Super Lawyers||2018|
|Top 40 Under 40||National Trial Lawyers||2018|
|Top 40 Under 40||National Trial Lawyers||2017|
|10 Best Client Satisfaction Award||American Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys||2017|
|Multi-Million Dollar Advocate||Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum||2017|
|Million Dollar Advocate||Million Dollar Advocates Forum||2017|
|Quarterfinalist in Vanderbilt First Amendment Competition||South Texas College of Law||2011|
|Finalist||Rendings Product Liability Moot Court Competition||2011|
|Attorney at Law||Vinson Law Office, LLC||2012 - Present|
|Law Clerk||Fleming & Associates||2009 - 2011|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|United States Supreme Court Bar||Member||2017 - Present|
|United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida||Member||2017 - Present|
|Hillsborough County Bar Association||Member||2016 - Present|
|American Association for Justice, Traumatic Brain Injuries Litigation Group||Member||2016 - Present|
|Tampa Bay Trial Lawyers Association||Member||2013 - Present|
|Florida Justice Association||Member||2013 - Present|
|American Association for Justice||Member||2013 - Present|
|American Association for Justice Asbestos Litigation Group||Member||2013 - Present|
|United States District Court for the Southern District of Illinois||Member||2013 - Present|
|Gerry Spence Trial Lawyers College||Graduate||2013 - 2013|
|Vinson Law Blog||Asbestos and Auto Collision Blogs||2016|
|Gerry Spence Trial Lawyers College||N/A||2013|
|Mock Trial Summer Academy||N/A||2011|
|South Texas College of Law||Doctor of Jurisprudence/Juris Doctor||2011|
|The University of Texas At Austin||Bachelor of Arts||2003|
|Wechsler First Amendment Moot Court Competition||Court Competition||2010|
|PREM C. GURBANI, Plaintiff v. JOSE LUIS TRINIDAD COLON and M&B PRODUCTS, INC., Defendants.||$3,392,615.00 verdict with 88% responsibility attributed to Defendants.|
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