Ben Baker is a lawyer in our firm who primarily handles product liability lawsuits. Ben, who graduated from the Cumberland School of Law in 1993, began his law practice in Birmingham. He became a partner in the firm of Hogan, Smith & Alspaugh before leaving to join us. Although Ben’s practice has always focused on products liability and crashworthiness cases, his secondary specialties are in the areas of aviation crashes, construction site injuries and nursing home litigation.
Ben has frequently lectured on legal topics for various organizations including: the Alabama Association for Justice, the Birmingham Bar Association, the Cumberland School of Law, the National Business Institute, the Southern Trial Lawyers Association and Jones School of Law.
Ben has been involved in a number of high profile cases. He recently obtained a $2.75 million verdict against Ford Motor Company in a wrongful death case tried in Montgomery. In 2009, Ben’s client received a $3.5 million verdict in a wrongful death case trial in Chilton County, Ala. Ben was also part of the trial team that obtained a $4 million verdict in Montgomery County against Wal-mart in a defective tire case. Ben has also obtained a $12 million record verdict in a crashworthiness case against a cab guard manufacturer. He has also settled a number of crashworthiness cases which have resulted in multi-million dollar recoveries for his clients.
Ben has been selected for inclusion in Super Lawyers in 2010, 2011 and 2012, published by Business Alabama magazine. In December 2010, Ben was selected as our firm’s Lawyer of the Year for the Product Liability Section. Ben is a prior member of the Executive Committee for the Alabama Association for Justice. He previously was elected to serve on the Executive Committee for the Young Lawyers Section of the Birmingham Bar Association. Ben was once selected “Boss of the Year” by Birmingham Magazine.
Ben, who was raised in Ozark, Ala., is married to the former Kimberly Strag who is from Philadelphia, Pa. They have one daughter and two sons. Ben is a board member of the Paseo movement in Alabama which is a worldwide movement of the Christian Church. Ben and his wife are members of the Christchurch, an Anglican Parish in Montgomery. Ben is also a past board member of the Landmarks Foundation of Montgomery, a non-profit organization committed to preserving historic structures.
Ben is a dedicated lawyer who works very hard for his clients and cares deeply about them. Ben is not only a very competent lawyer, but also a very good person. We are truly blessed to have him with our firm.
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