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Benjamin P. Cloward

Wrongful death Attorney at Las Vegas, NV

5.0   8 reviews
  • State Years
    Utah - UT 15 years
    Nevada - NV 15 years
  • Licensed for 15 years
    State UT
    Acquired 2009
    Status
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 15 years
    State NV
    Acquired 2008
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About Benjamin

Learn Benjamin’s areas of practice.

5
Practice areas
  1. Wrongful death
    55%
    The majority of cases I handle involve the death of a loved one.

    15 years, 100 cases

  2. Motorcycle accident
    10%

    15 years, 50 cases

  3. Personal injury
    10%

    15 years, 500 cases

  4. Slip and fall accident
    10%

    15 years, 300 cases

  5. Brain injury
    5%

    15 years, 50 cases

  6. Insurance
    5%

    15 years, 50 cases

  7. Trucking accident
    5%

    15 years, 50 cases

In 2016, at the age of 37, Benjamin P. Cloward became the youngest lawyer in the history of the State of Nevada to be awarded the prestigious “Trial Lawyer of the Year” by the Nevada Justice Association. That same year, he became the youngest member of the Nevada, Las Vegas Chapter of ABOTA (American Board of Trial Advocates), and at the time was also the youngest person in the State of Nevada to be Board Certified as a Personal Injury Specialist. He has received many additional recognitions including being AV-Rated by Martindale-Hubbell and receiving a perfect 10.0 by . He has been featured in several magazines in Nevada for his accomplishments and hard work.

Just recently, in February of 2020, Ben obtained a $38 million dollar jury verdict, which is believed to be the largest ever negligent security for wrongful death in the State of Nevada and was the 2nd largest wrongful death verdict in the entire United States in 2020. Other verdicts Ben has obtained include a $15 million dollar jury verdict in 2016 on behalf of a family whose disabled son Harvey was allowed to choke to death on a paratransit bus. That verdict was upheld in a unanimous decision after four years of contentious appellate litigation with the final judgment ballooning to nearly $21 million dollars. The defense in that case never formally offered a single penny. After obtaining the verdict, Ben continued working on the safety issue that led to Harvey’s death and with the help of many other people got “Harvey’s Law” passed in Nevada in 2017, which required certain training for all paratransit bus drivers to ensure others were protected. In 2016, Ben also obtained a $12.9 million dollar jury verdict for a family whose life had been altered by a drunk driver that injured the mother and killed the daughter. He also obtained a $10 million dollar settlement for a client who was significantly injured from a fall which resulted in a moderate brain injury. Ben has obtained multiple soft-tissue, low visible property damage jury verdicts including a $2.98 million dollar jury verdict in 2018, a $1,075,000 verdict in 2014 and several 6 figure verdicts where Ben obtained verdicts over 180 times greater than the defense offers prior to trial. Other notable results on behalf of his clients include a $27.5 million settlement against Greyhound Lines Inc. and a $20 million dollar settlement against Jacuzzi Luxury Bath, dba Jacuzzi, Inc. and First Street for Boomers & Beyond, Inc. Also, he recently obtained an $8 million dollar jury verdict against FedEx Ground Package Inc. In addition to obtaining significant jury verdicts, Ben has also been involved in settling over thirty cases for values ranging from $1 million to $10 million as noted above. He has tried to verdict cases in both State and Federal Court in Utah and Nevada.

Ben successfully argued the Khoury v. Seastrand, 133 Nev. Adv. Op. 52 (July 28, 2016) case which was a huge victory for all injured Nevadans because it rejected the Howell-doctrine, which allows negligent people who caused harm to get a discount when they hit responsible citizens who carried personal health insurance.

Ben is a graduate of the famed Gerry Spence Trial Lawyer’s College and believes as does Gerry that “It all begins with you . . .” Ben served on the board for a nonprofit company called the Loa Fund, which focuses on providing financial assistance to those who struggle with addiction to receive help through wilderness therapy and other addiction recovery programs. Ben believes that you can never truly understand another human until you have walked a mile in their shoes and that everyone should be given the benefit of the doubt and a chance to prove themselves. Ben was raised in Salem, Utah. As a young boy Ben earned his Eagle Scout Award and after graduation from high school, he served a volunteer two-year mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in Louisiana. He still volunteers in his church and has served in various callings.

Ben attended the University of Utah and graduated in 2005 with a bachelor’s degree in finance. He began law school at the University of Tulsa, College of Law. After his first year Ben transferred to the University of Utah, S.J. Quinney College of Law, where he graduated in 2008. While in law school, Ben received the Outstanding Achievement Award for Teaching Law in the High School, the CALI Excellence for the Future Award for Property, and was on the Dean’s List. He also served as the President of the J. Reuben Clark Law Society and as a Judicial Intern for the then-State Court Presiding Judge, Gregory K. Frizzell, who is now a Judge for the United States District Court for the Northern District of Oklahoma. He also participated as a Note and Comment Editor for the Journal of Land, Resources, and Environment Law, where his Comment, Why has State v. Hutchinson Been Ignored? An Analysis of Why Utah Cities Lack Authority to Exact Water, 28 J. LAND RESOURCES & ENVTL. L. 433, was selected for publication.

Ben’s interests outside of work include spending time with his wife and two beautiful daughters. He also enjoys mule deer archery hunting, bass-fishing, camping and watching the Boston Red Sox

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Location

Cloward Trial Lawyers
9950 W. Cheyenne Ave.
Las Vegas, NV, 89129

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Posted by ND | March 23, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent law firm
Ben Cloward is a fantastic attorney and a wonderful human being who genuinely cares about his clients. During my injury case, he consistently updated me about the progress. Like a lot of people, I had no knowledge about the legal system so Ben took his time to thoroughly explain everything so I can make informed decisions. He is a person of integrity and I never felt like I was being cheated. My case went to trial that lasted nearly two weeks, and as painful as it was to hear the defendant downplay my injury, it felt great to have Ben representing me because he debunked every false claim they made. Ben is professional, honest, reliable, and will do everything he can to make sure you get a fair settlement. If heaven forbid a friend or family member was dealing with an injury lawsuit, I will definitely recommend Ben!
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Posted by Kristin | March 22, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Kristin Fowles
I was involved in a car accident that left me in debilitating pain. Mr. Cloward assisted me through the rehabilitation process and assured that my needs would be taken care of from a monetary standpoint. He is personable, passionate and wholly committed to his clients. I am grateful for his advocacy on my behalf and the successful outcome he was able to achieve for me and my family.
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Posted by Scott | March 21, 2023
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Responsive
Ben is the most thorough attorney I have seen. Prompt, communicates often and well, listens, and I just couldn’t be more happy with the consultation. He directed me down the right path and helped me avoid serious delays and heart ache. Highly recommended!
Posted by Debby | May 12, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best Attorney EVER!
From my initial meeting with Benjamin Cloward I was impressed. My case had an added factor, as it occured out of state. His questions with regard to the facts of the accident were things I had never considered. I was very little help with the case as I had, and still have no memory of the accident (head trauma). Ben and his team navigated through the complexities of the case, acquiring all the information they could from out of state sources. When I called him, as I often did, he promptly returned my calls and answered my questions. His care, compassion and attention with my case was above the call of duty. I was given the opportunity to focus on my mental and physical healing without having to worry about the legal aspects of the accident. I pray I never have a need for an attorney again, but always and forever it would be Benjamin Cloward.
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Posted by Leland | March 27, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
MOST AWESOME LAWYER BY FAR !
Let me say what a long four year road this has been for myself and my family. After many failed attempts at finding a adequate lawyer, we found Ben through a great friend. After hearing what we ( I ) had been through over the past years, Ben took the reigns and new what he had to do. I was worried at first having had much bad luck in the past. Ben finally gained my trust. I can not begin to express how much this man cares and does have all his clients best interest at heart. Ben is and always will be number one in my book.
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Posted by Deanne | November 5, 2014
From a very satisfied client
Almost immediately upon meeting Ben we knew he was "our guy". As we got to know him his friendly and compassionate demeanor is the real deal. Do not let that fool you either because Ben is like a "lion" protecting his brood when it came to working for my case. He is knowledgeable, professional and will work and work to get you what your case deserves. His persistence paid off and he was able to recover my full policy amount for coverage in a personal injury lawsuit. He returns phone calls, answers your questions and goes above and beyond when giving you the support you need during your crisis situation.
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Posted by Andrea | April 15, 2013
Authentic, Reliable, Creditworthy, Responsible, Dependable, Honest
Before hiring Mr. Cloward, I struggled to find an attorney whom I felt I could trust. He was referred to me through a friend of a friend. Mr. Cloward provided the support and trust needed when hiring an attorney. He thoroughly explained every step of the way in laymen's terms so that I understood. He looked at all angles of the case and made sure that I was being taken care of throughout the process. Lawsuits can make a person feel exposed and vulnerable, I felt safe and protected knowing Mr. Cloward had my back. I highly recommend Benjamin Cloward to anyone in need of an attorney. I am thankful to have had him on my team!
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Posted by Sam | March 18, 2013
Benjamin P. Cloward -
Benjamin P. Cloward- An attorney who is patient, accessible, down to earth, trustworthy, assertive, knowledgeable, and really went out of his way to help/assist me. Mr. Cloward took the time to guide me. I can't praise his professional conduct enough. He was a lifesaver. Thank you so much for your time and attention to my spouse's legal matter, Ben. I certainly will refer friends (and my own clients) to you in the future. With sincere appreciation, Sam
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Cost

Rates
  • Contingency 33%-50%

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Managing Partner
  • Cloward Trial Lawyers
  • 2023 - Present
  • Partner
  • Richard Harris Law Firm
  • 2017 - 2022
  • Owner
  • Cloward Hicks & Brasier
  • 2015 - 2017
  • Associate
  • Richard Harris Law Firm
  • 2009 - 2015
  • Associate
  • Alverson Taylor Mortensen & Sanders
  • 2008 - 2009
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Education

  • University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2008
  • University of Utah
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2004

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Trucking negligence confidential settlement
  • $12 million dollar settlement
  • Greyhound bus crash settlement
  • $27.5 million dollar settlement
  • Wrongful death settlement against Jacuzzi and firstSTREET
  • $20 million dollars
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Associations

  • National Trial Lawyers Association
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • 2014 - Present
  • National Trial Lawyers Association
  • Top 40 Under 40
  • 2013 - Present
  • Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • Gerry Spence Trial Lawyers College
  • Graduate
  • 2013 - Present
  • Loa Fund
  • Board of Directors
  • 2012 - Present
  • American Association for Justice
  • 2011 - Present
  • North American Brain Injury Society (NABIS)
  • 2011 - Present
  • Million Dollar Advocates Club
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • Nevada Justice Association
  • 2009 - Present
  • Utah State Bar
  • 2009 - Present
  • Nevada State Bar
  • 2008 - Present
  • Journal of Land, Resources & Environmental Law
  • Note and Comment Editor
  • 2007 - 2008
  • J. Reuben Clark Law Society
  • 2005 - 2008
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Trial Lawyer of the Year
  • Nevada Justice Association
  • 2016
  • Top Lawyer
  • Desert Companion Magazine
  • 2014
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers Association
  • 2014
  • Top 40 Under 40
  • The National Trial Lawyers
  • 2013
  • Multi-Million Dollar Advocate
  • Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • 2013
  • Million Dollar Advocate
  • Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • 2011
  • S.J. Quinney College of Law Outstading Achievement Award
  • University of Utah
  • 2008
  • CALI Exellence for the Future Award, Property
  • CALI
  • 2006
  • Dean's List
  • University of Tulsa College of Law
  • 2006
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Publications

Speaking Engagements

  • Lunch-time Litigators
  • Rule 35 Examinations
  • 2015
  • Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department
  • (Almost) Everything You Need to Know about Auto Insurance and Worker's Compensation Coverages
  • 2013

Attorney endorsements

Received (26)
Given (23)
Endorse Benjamin
Personal injury Attorney | Sep 26
Relationship: Co-worker
"This guy is my hero! And I'm not just saying that because he is my boss. Ben Cloward is one hell of a trial attorney. If you want the best representation that you can get for a personal injury matter, retain Ben."
Personal injury Attorney | Apr 29
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Ben Cloward is an exceptional attorney - dedicated and skilled in his representation of injured victims. I have personally observed Ben grow as a trial lawyer with hard work and determination - starting from short trials and working his way up to multi-million dollar verdicts. Ben is an honest advocate and a well respected member of the community. I endorse Ben!"
Personal injury Attorney | Feb 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ben is an excellent personal injury lawyer. He cares deeply about his clients and fights hard for their rights. I endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Feb 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ben is more dedicated to his craft than anyone I know. Although he is undoubtedly a top-tier lawyer, he tirelessly strives to discover ways to represent his client's interests even better. He truly cares for his clients and I can't recommend Ben strongly enough."
Personal injury Attorney | Jan 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Great lawyer. Puts his heart and soul into his cases in an effort to get the best possible outcome for his clients. Genuinely cares about each clients case. I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Jan 11
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Dec 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Benjamin Cloward is a very motivated and dedicated attorney who puts the interests of his clients first."
Slip and fall accident Attorney | Nov 23
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer, back when I used to do insurance defense Mr. Cloward represented a person injured in a slip and fall at my client's property. I was very impressed with his tenacity in deposition."
Brain injury Attorney | Sep 28
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Jul 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Benjamin is a sharp witted, outside-the-box thinker who brings these attributes to the table for his clients' benefit."
Personal injury Attorney | May 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Benjamin. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Unknown Attorney | May 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Top notch attorney, who provides excellent legal service and successful representation. I happily endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | May 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Cloward is a skilled and respected member of the legal community. He is a zealous advocate for the rights and interests of his clients."
Brain injury Attorney | May 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. A highly skilled and respected lawyer in the legal community."
Brain injury Attorney | Apr 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. An outstanding and well respected attorney in the legal community. I would recommend him wholeheartedly to anyone needing legal representation."
Personal injury Attorney | Dec 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Fierce advocate in and out of the courtroom. I endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Apr 04
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Ben thrives under the pressure and stress of even the most complex litigation cases. His love for law and constant development of trial techniques have made him an authority in the legal community. He's the hardest working attorney I know, and is often times the first one in the office and the last one out. I would recommend Ben to anyone looking for a competent and experienced trial attorney."
Personal injury Attorney | Mar 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Mar 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Extremely knowledgeable and forthright, I would trust Benjamin with my case."
Personal injury Attorney | Mar 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Benjamin Cloward is an excellent attorney who takes the time to work up a case properly and is a fantastic advocate for his clients. I endorse this lawyer."
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