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Ben is the founder of Peppard Law Firm firm. The firm handles issues involving Entertainment Business, Family and Criminal law. He credits his ability to handle such a wide range of cases to the many veteran attorneys in Fort Worth who have provided incredible support.


Ben drafted producer and artist contracts for the concert series surrounding the 2013 Winter X Games in Aspen, Colorado. He has provided brand management and agency work for Sons of Fathers.  Peppard serves as legal counsel for the independent film company: MiRefuge Entertainment. He also represents J'Lee, a talented country artist with 15-plus years in Nashville.


Ben co-founded Instrumental Angels, Inc., whose mission is to donate musical instruments to children fighting illness. Ben recently founded PepStart Innovation which works to move product ideas to market through product licensing agreements. He has monthly meetings with venture capitalists, inventors, and entrepreneurs who focus solely on getting start-ups off the ground. 


Peppard was recently recognized by Worldwide Who's Who for showing dedication, leadership and excellence in legal services. Prior to founding Peppard Law Firm, Ben was assisting in legal matters at Swift Law Firm, PLLC, which included matters involving the Texas Deceptive Trade & Practices Act, bankruptcy appeals, mineral purchase contracts, criminal offenses, probate, and commercial real estate sales.


Ben also served as a law clerk for the Honorable Steven Kirkland of the 251st Texas Civil District Court, where he primarily focused on the analysis of default judgments, motions for summary judgment, special exceptions, and motions to disqualify counsel.  


As a law clerk for the law firm of Greenberg Traurig, LLP, Ben assisted in drafting various pleadings, including those related to railroad arbitration and a patent infringement suit.  


He earned a Bachelor of Business Administration, cum laude, from the Mays Business School of Texas A&M University, which allowed him to attend law school on a scholarship for academic excellence.


Ben holds a Juris Doctorate from the South Texas College of Law. In his first semester of law school, he and nearly 200 others tried out for the nationally famous mock trial team. Ben was one of the few selected, and one of fewer to be selected in the first semester. He also participated in moot court and in the STCL Direct Representation Clinic, where he handled probate cases.


Ben also served as a judicial intern for the Honorable Judith K. Guthrie of the United States District Court – Eastern District of Texas and as a legal assistant at the Law Office of Craig M. Greaves.


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Languages spoken: English, Spanish

Practice areas

  1. Entertainment: 100%



Hourly ($185-269/hour), Fixed (sometimes), Retainer (sometimes), Pro bono (15%)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

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Contact info

Peppard Law Firm

400 East Weatherford Street
Fort Worth, TX, 76102


TXNot Eligible to Practice - Administrative Suspension201208/17/2016

Professional misconduct

This lawyer was disciplined by a state licensing authority.

  1. Fully Probated Suspension
    issued in TX, 2016


    Fully probated suspension means an attorney is technically suspended but may still practice law. The State monitors the lawyer's activities during the suspension to make sure that he or she does not repeat the behavior.

Avvo contributions
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Award nameGrantorDate granted
MemberWorldwide Whose Who2013
Fred Parks ScholarshipSouth Texas College of Law2008
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AttorneyPeppard Law Firm2013 - Present
J.D., Law Clerk215th Civil District Court, Texas2012 - 2012
Contract AttorneySwift Law Firm, PLLC2012 - 2013
J.D., Law ClerkGreenberg Traurig, LLP2011 - 2012
Legal InternUnited States District Court Eastern District Of Texas2009 - 2010
Law ClerkLaw Office of Craig M. Greaves2007 - 2008
Association namePosition nameDuration
Texas Lawyers for Texas VeteransPro Bono Service Provider2014 - Present
State Bar of Texas, Litigation SectionAttorney Member2013 - Present
State Bar of Texas, Family Law SectionAttorney Member2013 - Present
State Bar of Texas, Entertainment and Sports Law SectionAttorney Member2013 - Present
State Bar of Texas, Juvenile Law SectionAttorney Member2013 - Present
State Bar of Texas, Consumer and Commercial Law SectionAttorney Member2013 - Present
State Bar of Texas, Business Law SectionAttorney Member2013 - Present
Texas Aggie Bar AssociationAttorney Member2013 - Present
Dallas Association of Young LawyersAttorney Member2013 - Present
Dallas County Bar AssociationAttorney Member2013 - Present
Fort Worth-Tarrant County Young Lawyers AssociationAttorney Member2013 - Present
Fort Worth-Tarrant County Bar AssociationAttorney Member2013 - Present
Texas Young Lawyers AssociationAttorney Member2012 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
LLC FormationFormed LLC
Provisional Patent ApplicationHappy babies
Car WreckN/A
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Publication nameTitleDate
Source, by Nationwide DiscRunning the Band as a Business—The Role of Managers2014
Source, by Nationwide DiscHow to Pick a Music Attorney2014
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
South Texas College of LawDoctor of Jurisprudence/Juris Doctor (J.D.)N/A2011
Texas A&M UniversityBusiness ManagementOther - Bachelors2007
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Chapter MeetingFinding A Major2014