Mississippi Personal Injury Lawyers Fighting For You

Attorney Benjamin N. Philley

Biography

A native of Mississippi, Benjamin N. Philley was born in Jackson, Mississippi and grew up in Grenada, Mississippi and the Mississippi Delta. Ben is one of the founding shareholders of Kilpatrick & Philley, Attorneys at Law. He received his Bachelor's Degree in Business and Finance from the University of Mississippi in 1998 and his Law Degree from the Mississippi College School of Law, where he was an active member of Law Review. While in school, Ben clerked for law firms specializing in both personal injury litigation and civil defense.

Upon graduation from law school, Ben became an associate with Wise Carter Child and Caraway, where he defended cases involving major railroad companies, including Amtrak, Illinois Central Railroad Company, and Kansas City Southern Railroad Company. Ben also represented the defense in complex litigation involving claims related to medical malpractice, automobile accidents, and nursing home abuse.

While Ben is now 100% devoted to serving severely injured individuals, his experience in the defense of litigation is invaluable in obtaining favorable results for his clients as he knows how the other side works. Ben is committed to reaching the best possible result for his clients.

Currently, Ben is a personal injury attorney who devotes his practice exclusively to the representation of severely injured victims as a result of someone else's negligence. Although Ben has a wide spectrum of personal injury litigation, he emphasizes his practice in the area of automobile accidents, trucking accidents, medical malpractice, wrongful death, defective pharmaceuticals/medical devices, nursing home abuse, railroad crossing accidents, and Federal Employers Liability Act (FELA) claims.

Ben is married to Melissa Wise Philley formerly of Brookhaven, Mississippi. They have two daughters, Libby Lane and Layla. He enjoys hunting, fishing, water skiing, wakeboarding, playing golf, and is an avid Ole Miss fan. He, along with his wife and daughters, attend Broadmoor Baptist Church in Madison, Mississippi.

Education

  • Mississippi College School of Law, Jackson, Mississippi
    • J.D. - 2004
    • Honors: cum laude
    • Honors: American Jurisprudence Award in Torts Recipient
  • University of Mississippi
    • B.B.A. - 1998
    • Honors: cum laude
    • Honors: Golden Key International Honor Society
    • Honors: Recipient, Barber's Scholarship
    • Honors: Dean's List

Practice Areas

  • Personal Injury

Professional Associations

  • American Bar Association
  • Mississippi Bar Association
  • American Association for Justice
  • Mississippi Association for Justice
  • Hinds County Bar Association

Bar Admissions

  • Mississippi, 2004
  • Supreme Court of Mississippi, 2004
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Mississippi, 2004
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Mississippi, 2004
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 5th Circuit, 2004

Published Works

Representative Cases

Classes & Seminars

Pro-Bono Activities

Past Positions

Languages

Fraternities or Sororities

  • Phi Kappa Phi