Attorney Ben Bireley is a rare combination of compassion, creativity, and sharp understanding. He has extensive experience representing both plaintiffs and defendants, giving him a well-rounded and powerful insight into complex legal situations. When Ben is helping someone, they can be certain that they have an attorney who plans for every situation and is always ready to fight for them, no matter what.
Before joining Arnold & Itkin in 2016, Ben worked at a nationally recognized commercial litigation firm. Here, he handled a variety of high-stakes commercial disputes, often involving multiple parties and complicated legal issues.
His history of handling both plaintiff and defendant cases—including filing claims under the False Claims Act against leading healthcare providers and global manufacturers—has given him unique insight into building and unraveling strong defenses. Though he has represented numerous high-value cases, including massive oil-and-gas contract disputes, there is one case he is most proud of: his work for the Boys & Girls Harbor. The Harbor is a charitable organization that cares for abused and neglected children. They turned to Ben because they needed help litigating against the City of Morgan's Point. Ben took up the case and secured a multi-million dollar settlement on their behalf.
Cases like the Boys & Girl Harbor's are why Ben joined Arnold & Itkin. He wanted to focus his practice on the injured, helping them hold negligent and harmful companies accountable. That's why his focus is on complex personal injury cases, including serious truck accidents. He knows regular people need exceptional legal help during difficult moments. As a result, he never backs down from a challenge, no matter how difficult the other side is being.
Prior to joining private practice, Ben clerked for the Honorable Lee H. Rosenthal—widely considered one of the best trial judges in the nation. He also attended the University of Texas School of Law, where he was the Chief Articles Editor for the Texas Law Review. Ben eventually graduated in the top 10% of his class. Ben earned his undergraduate degree at Boston College, where he became a member of their prestigious debate team. He later graduated with honors. Before enrolling in law school, he was a teacher at Jesuit College Preparatory School and earned a Work of the Heart Award.
When not in the courtroom, Ben spends time with his wife of 10 years and their 3 daughters. He is an avid (though declining) basketball player. He is a member of St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church in Houston and enjoys spending time near the ocean whenever possible.
- Boston College
- University of Texas School of Law
- New Mexico
- Super Lawyers® Rising Stars℠ (2019-2020)
- Top 40 Under 40 by The National Trial Lawyers (2019-2020)
- 10 Best Attorneys by American Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys (2017-2018)
- Top 10 Plaintiff's Personal Injury Attorney by Attorney & Practice Magazine (2018)
- Expert Network Distinguished© Lawyer
- Fellow – Texas Bar Foundation
- Premier Attorney – National Academy of Jurisprudence
When not working, Ben enjoys spending time with his wife of 10 years and 3 daughters. He is a member of St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church in Houston, an avid (but declining) basketball player, and enjoys spending time by the ocean.
Arnold & Itkin negotiated a massive settlement for a family who was left bereaved after the loss of their loved one.
Arnold & Itkin refused to let a negligent company accuse our client of being at fault for his severe injuries. We secured this result before his case went to trial.
Arnold & Itkin achieved a record settlement for a widow whose husband was killed in an offshore accident.
Arnold & Itkin secured a massive settlement despite the defendant utilizing high-pressure tactics to get her to accept a low offer.
Arnold & Itkin LLP obtained a seven-figure settlement for a contractor from Alabama who suffered grievous injuries to his arm while on a Texas worksite.
After a work accident left our client with crush injuries to his hand and arm, he turned to our firm for help. We worked tirelessly to uncover the truth and ultimately were successful in reaching a favorable settlement.
Arnold & Itkin represented a worker who was blamed for his own 30-foot fall until we investigated the case and made the company take responsibility.
Our team effectively defended an injured crane operator against claims that he was at fault for his injuries and had no grounds to sue—recovering a significant settlement on his behalf.
Our team helped a young truck driver recover a massive settlement after he was severely burned at a natural gas facility.
Arnold & Itkin settled a case on behalf of a man who required multiple surgeries after a collision involving an 18-wheeler.
Our attorneys disproved the defendant’s claims that our client made up the incident that left him seriously injured—and recovered a $1 million settlement on his behalf.
Our firm took on the case of a truck driver hurt by another’s careless driving and recovered $975,000.
Our attorneys secured an $895k settlement for our client, an injured tugboat captain, just prior to trial, helping him get care and support after a severe back injury.
Proving our client’s employer failed to provide a safe workplace, Arnold & Itkin secured a fair recovery for a young deckhand who was injured by moving a heavy gangway.
Arnold & Itkin secured a six-figure settlement for a woman who was left severely injured by a negligent truck driver.
Arnold & Itkin was able to gather enough evidence to obtain a favorable settlement before the case went to trial.
Attorneys Noah Wexler and Ben Bireley fought tirelessly to demand justice for a young welder who was hurt on the job by a dropped hammer. We ultimately reached a $550,000 settlement on his behalf.
Attorneys Noah Wexler and Ben Bireley represented a contract worker who was severely injured after a davit arm fell on him. We refused to let the defendants off the hook for their role in causing the injury.
Arnold & Itkin's aggressive investigation helped this man get the money he needed to repair his knee with minimal delays.
Our firm successfully represented a man who experienced serious knee and back injuries in a collision involving a vessel and a mooring buoy, recovering $525 on his behalf.
Arnold & Itkin helped a man receive the medical care he needed while also enabling him to continue his retirement plan.
Arnold & Itkin settled a medical malpractice case shortly after beginning a thorough and aggressive investigation.
Arnold & Itkin has secured a six-figure settlement for a mechanic who was injured while transferring to a crew vessel.
Arnold & Itkin has obtained a six-figure settlement for a seaman with an injured shoulder.
Arnold & Itkin successfully represented a man who was seriously injured when his stopped vehicle was forced off the road by an 18-wheeler.
Arnold & Itkin obtained a six figure settlement on behalf of our client—a severely-injured forklift operator.
Arnold & Itkin successfully settled an industrial injury claim when a worker fell during turnaround operations.