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. 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 severe and complex personal injury cases, including serious truck accidents.
Prior to joining a 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
- Top 40 Under 40 by The National Trial Lawyers
- 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.