Attorney Ben Bireley
Attorney Ben Bireley is a sharp, creative attorney with extensive experience representing both plaintiffs and defendants. Before joining Arnold & Itkin in 2016, he worked at a renowned commercial law firm in Houston. He represented plaintiffs and defendants in complex cases involving multiple parties, sharpening his litigation skills in a variety of high-stakes cases. He gained knowledge in effective defense, but also how to defeat strong defenses. At Arnold & Itkin, he uses his knowledge of the other side's tactics to fight for the results clients need.
His notable case history includes filing a claim against a national dialysis provider under the False Claims Act, filing breach of fiduciary claims against a worldwide palm-oil producer, and numerous high-stakes oil-and-gas contract issues. However, the case he is most proud of is his work in advocating for the Boys & Girls Harbor. The Harbor is a home for abused children, and they needed representation in a claim against the City of Morgan's Point. He obtained a multi-million dollar settlement for the Harbor, ensuring their needs were met.
Ben joined Arnold & Itkin precisely because of cases like the Harbor's. He wanted to focus his practice on the injured and harmed—helping those hurt because companies prioritized profits over people. Like every attorney at Arnold & Itkin, Ben fights relentlessly for his clients' best outcome no matter how difficult the situation they're facing might be. Ben's job is to change lives for the better. It shows in his dedication to clients.
Prior to beginning his private practice, Ben was a law clerk for the Honorable Lee H. Rosenthal in the Southern District of Texas—one of the most renowned trial judges in the nation. He graduated from the University of Texas School of Law in the top 10% of his class, serving as the Chief Articles Editor for the widely-known Texas Law Review.
Before pursuing law, Ben was a teacher at Jesuit College Preparatory School in Dallas and earned a Work of the Heart Award before enrolling in law school. Ben attended Boston College for his undergraduate, where he was a part of the prestigious Boston College debate team. He graduated with honors in 2005.
When not preparing cases, Ben spends time with his wife and three daughters. He attends St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church in Houston. He is also an avid (albeit declining) basketball player and enjoys spending time by the ocean.
- Boston College
- University of Texas School of Law
- New Mexico
- Super Lawyers® Rising Stars℠ (2019-2021)
- 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