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Benjamin N Philley

Car accident Attorney at Ridgeland, MS

5.0   1 review
  • Licensed for 19 years
    State MS
    Acquired 2004
    Active No misconduct found

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About Benjamin

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A native of Mississippi, Benjamin N. Philley was born in Jackson, Mississippi and grew up in Grenada, Mississippi and the Mississippi Delta. Ben is one of the founding shareholders of Kobs & Philley, PLLC. He received his Bachelors Degree in Business and Finance from the University of Mississippi in 1998 and his Law Degree from the Mississippi College School of Law, where he was a active member of Law Review. While in school, Ben clerked for law firms specializing in both personal injury litigation and civil defense.

Upon graduation from law school, Ben became an associate with Wise Carter Child and Caraway, where he defended cases involving major railroad companies, including Amtrak, Illinois Central Railroad Company, and Kansas City Southern Railroad Company. Ben also represented the defense in complex litigation involving claims related to medical malpractice, automobile accidents, and nursing home abuse.

Currently, Ben is a personal injury attorney who devotes his practice exclusively to the representation of severely injured victims as a result of someone else's negligence. Although Ben has a wide spectrum of personal injury litigation, he emphasizes his practice in the area of automobile accidents, trucking accidents, medical malpractice, wrongful death, defective pharmaceuticals/medical devices, nursing home abuse, railroad crossing accidents and Federal Employers Liability Act (FELA) claims. Even though Ben is now 100% devoted to serving severely injured individuals, Ben's experience in the defense of litigation is invaluable in obtaining favorable results for his clients as he knows how the other side works. Ben is committed to reaching the best possible result for his clients.

Ben is married to Melissa Wise Philley formerly of Brookhaven, Mississippi. They have two daughters, Libby Lane and Layla. He enjoys hunting, fishing, water skiing, wakeboarding, playing golf and is an avid Ole Miss Fan. He, along with his wife Melissa and daughters, attend Broadmoor Baptist Church in Madison, Mississippi. You can email Ben at

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Kobs & Philley PLLC
216 W Jackson St
Ridgeland, MS, 39157-2312

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Posted by Crystal | September 28, 2014
Handled with care.
I highly recommend Benjamin Philley and his services. He not only help us with our case, but did it in a very caring and timely manner.


  • Free Consultation 120 minutes
  • Contingency 20%-50%


AVVO RATING 9.5 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Kobs & Philley, PLLC
  • 2009 - Present
  • Associate
  • Langston & Langston, PLLC
  • 2008 - 2009
  • Associate
  • Wise Carter Child & Caraway
  • 2004 - 2008


  • Mississippi College School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2004
  • University of Mississippi
  • BBA - Bachelor of Business Administration
  • 1998

Sample of Legal Cases

  • 18 Wheeler Litigation
  • Settled at mediation for over $700,000.00


  • American Association for Justice
  • Member
  • 2008 - Present
  • Mississippi Association for Justice
  • Member
  • 2008 - Present
  • Mississippi Bar
  • Member
  • 2004 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2004 - Present
  • Hinds County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2004 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Top 40 under 40
  • National Trial Lawyers Association
  • 2017
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2017
  • Best Personal Injury Attorneys 2016
  • Newsweek
  • 2016
  • Top 10 Personal Injury Attorneys Under 40 in Mississippi
  • National Academy Of Personal Injury Attorneys
  • 2015
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2014
  • Client Distinction Award
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2014
  • Leaders in Medical Malpractice
  • Newsweek
  • 2012
  • American Jurisprudence Award - Torts
  • Mississippi College School of Law
  • 2002
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Attorney endorsements

Received (4)
Given (4)
Endorse Benjamin
Personal injury Attorney | Jul 18
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I had a great experience serving as co-counsel with Ben. He is dependable, ethical, and knowledgeable. I look forward to working with him again. He is a great lawyer."
Medical malpractice Attorney | Apr 24
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Benjamin is a highly skilled lawyer and a compassionate person. He is an ethical lawyer with a strong work ethic."
Personal injury Attorney | Apr 19
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I have worked opposite Ben on cases and I have found him to be very knowledgeable and well prepared. His firm is well respected in the legal community. I would highly recommend Ben to anyone that needs assistance with a personal injury matter."
Personal injury Attorney | Aug 27
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse Ben. I am very familiar with his superior talents as a lawyer, as well as his general business acumen. His firm is well thought of by judges and other lawyers as a product of the quality of their work. Ben is also a nice guy to talk to. I would recommend him highly in any of the areas his lists are his practice concentration."
Personal injury
Personal injury
Personal injury
Personal injury

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Ridgeland Car accident Lawyer Benjamin N Philley
Benjamin N Philley
Car accident Attorney
Ridgeland, MS
Licensed for 19 years
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