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Ben Thames is a Partner in the St. Louis office of Hawkins Parnell Thackston & Young LLP. Ben has concentrated his practice in the defense of small companies as well as large corporations involved in complex litigation in the areas of product liability, toxic tort and mass tort, environmental litigation, and commercial issues. He has represented various manufacturers, suppliers and premises owners in claims involving toxic exposures and product liability actions, including automotive products, respiratory protective equipment and industrial equipment. Additionally, he has defended companies against claims involving alleged exposure to asbestos, benzene, chromium, diacetyl, coal dust and other industrial substances. Ben oversees all phases of litigation, including conducting discovery, investigation and analysis of evidence, research and preparation of motions, deposing and defending fact and expert witnesses, and preparing for and participating at trial and appellate practice.


Practice areas


  1. Personal Injury: 50%
  2. Defective Products: 50%

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Hawkins Parnell Thackston & Young

10 S Broadway Ste 1300
Saint Louis, MO, 63102-1708


ILActive And Authorized To Practice Law200505/17/2016
MOGood Standing, Active200401/08/2013
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerHawkins Parnell Thackston & Young, LLP2010 - Present
Attorney at LawPolsinelli Shughart PC2003 - 2010
Association namePosition nameDuration
The Missouri BarMemberN/A
Illinois State Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Bar Association of Metropolitan St. LouisMemberN/A
Mound City Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Missouri Organization of Defense LawyersMemberN/A
Defense Research InstituteMemberN/A
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Roger Holmes, Special Administrator for Jean Holmes, Deceased, v. Honeywell International, Inc., et al.N/A
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Washington University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2000
University of Missouri, ColumbiaN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts1997