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Ben Hoover is an experienced trial lawyer who dedicates his practice to injury, wrongful death and criminal law cases. He is licensed to practice law in Texas, Oklahoma and Federal Court.
Ben joined The Nix Law Firm in 2012 after serving as a felony prosecutor in the Wichita County District Attorney’s Office for 5 years. Ben aggressively seeks justice for people who have suffered harm at the hands of others. He believes that every client is important, regardless of whether the damages were catastrophic or less severe. In addition, Ben strongly believes that every citizen who is accused of a crime is entitled to a presumption of innocence and a lawyer who will fight.
Ben has successfully obtained verdicts and settlements for his clients in wrongful death, auto collision, dangerous products, vicious dog attack, criminal, slip and fall and property damage cases.
During his tenure at the District Attorney’s Office, Ben prosecuted hundreds of felony, misdemeanor and asset forfeiture cases. From 2007-2011, he tried more jury trials in the District and County Courts of Wichita County than any other lawyer. Ben was lead-counsel in 20 felony jury trials during that period, along with numerous misdemeanor trials. In addition to trial work, he has authored appeals filed in both the Texas Supreme Court and Courts of Appeals.
Ben was inducted into the National Trial Lawyers Top 40 Under 40 in 2016. He was elected as a Fellow of the Texas Bar Foundation in 2014- less than one percent of attorneys are selected each year for this distinction. The Times Record News recognized Ben as a 20 Under 40 recipient in 2012 for career achievement and community involvement. Ben was the President of the Wichita County Bar Association from 2010-2011, having previously served as both an officer and director. In 2010, the Texas District and County Attorney’s Association appointed him to serve on the Editorial Committee for The Texas Prosecutor, the statewide publication for prosecutors.
In addition to his law practice, Ben served as a Wichita Falls City Councilor from 2013-2015. He also taught criminal justice courses as an adjunct professor of criminal justice at Midwestern State University from 2008-2014. He has also been a guest lecturer for criminal justice courses at his alma mater, Howard Payne University (HPU). In 2014, he was honored as the Outstanding Young Graduate of HPU.
During law school at Texas Tech, Ben was a successful competitor in Board of Barristers trial competitions. He also worked part-time in the Texas Tech Athletic Department as a mentor to student athletes. While at HPU, Ben was elected as the Student Body President by his peers and also participated in moot court.
|OK||Authorized to Practice Law||2012||02/11/2013|
|TX||Eligible To Practice In Texas||2006||12/22/2019|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Top 40 Under 40||National Trial Lawyers||2016|
|Outstanding Young Graduate||Howard Payne University||2015|
|Fellow||Texas Bar Foundation||2014|
|Top 20 Under 40||Times Record News||2012|
|City Councilor||City of Wichita Falls||2013 - Present|
|Attorney||The Nix Law Firm||2012 - Present|
|Adjunct Professor||Midwestern State University||2008 - Present|
|Felony Prosecutor||Wichita County District Attorney's Office||2006 - 2012|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|American Association for Justice||Member||2013 - Present|
|Oklahoma Bar Association||Member||2012 - Present|
|Wichita County Bar Association||Past President||2006 - Present|
|State Bar of Texas||Member||2006 - Present|
|Texas Prosecutor||Three's the key...but you'll need more||2012|
|Texas Prosecutor||What lies beneath||2010|
|Texas Prosecutor||A stormy childhood...now calm||2009|
|Texas Prosecutor||Battling gang violence||2007|
|Texas Tech University||JD - Juris Doctor||2006|
|Howard Payne University||BS - Bachelor of Science||2003|
|HPU- Criminal Justice Program||Gang Injunctions||N/A|
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