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Benjamin N. Philley
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Phone: (601) 856-7800
Toll Free: (877) 856-0330

216 W Jackson St
Ridgeland, Mississippi 39157

Mississippi Personal Injury Attorney

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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.

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J.D., Mississippi College School of Law, 2004
Cum Laude Graduate
Law Review Member
American Jurisprudence Award in Torts Recipient

B.B.A., University of Mississippi, 1998
Cum Laude Graduate
Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society
Golden Key International Honor Society
Recipient, Barber's Scholarship
Pre-Law Society
Dean's List

Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice Mississippi (All State Courts), 2004
Mississippi Supreme Court, 2004
Northern District of Mississippi, 2004
Southern District of Mississippi, 2004
5th Circuit Court of Appeals, 2004
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American Bar Association

Mississippi Bar Association

American Association for Justice

Mississippi Association for Justice

Hinds County Bar Association

Client Reviews
I retained Jared on my case, and he was excellent in communicating with me every step of the way. Not only did he handle my case in a very timely manner, but he got me a lot more money than I ever expected!!! If you are looking for a lawyer that is very knowledgeable, meticulous and gets you the results you deserve, Jared is your man!!! He is AWESOME!!! Mark
I could not have been more pleased with the way Jay Kilpatrick handled my case. He went above and beyond with research to ensure that I was receiving all that was entitled to me. I am proud to call him my lawyer as well as becoming a friend. Penny
I highly recommend Benjamin Philley and his services. He not only help us with our case, but did it in a very caring and timely manner. Crystal