As a former insurance defense trial attorney, Ben Bowden knows the strengths – and weaknesses – of the companies and employers he faces. With over 30 years of experience, Mr. Bowden is a highly-qualified personal injury lawyer who knows how to help accident victims receive the full financial compensation they deserve. His team is focused, dedicated, and sensitive to each client’s needs.
Mr. Bowden has been practicing law since 1988 in a wide range of litigation fields. His specialized practice includes Mississippi Workers’ Compensation litigation, automobile accident litigation, 18-wheeler accident litigation, Longshoreman and Harbor Workers’ Compensation litigation, Jones Act/Admiralty/General Maritime law litigation, employment law litigation (EEOC, FMLA, FLSA, Rehabilitation Act, FECA), Social Security Disability, civil service litigation, insurance – bad faith litigation, Section 1983 Civil Rights litigation, premises liability and product liability. He also has experience with False Claims Act (Qui Tam) claims and federal whistleblower prohibited personnel practice claims.
B.A., Political Science & History, Belhaven University
International Politics, Yale University
J.D., University of Mississippi
2021: Ben Bowden, PC
2010-2020: Vaughn & Bowden, PA
2006-2010: Vaughn, Bowden, & Wooten, PA
1993-2006: Allen, Vaughn, Cobb, & Hood
1992-1993: Vaughn and Bowden, PA
1991: Vaughn & Associates
1988-1991: Hopkins, Vaughn, & Anderson
Honors & Awards
AV Preeminent Attorney, 2010-2021
AV Preeminent Judicial Edition, 2013 – 2021
Best Law Firms: Metro Tier 1 Rankings by State, 2020
America’s Most Honored Lawyers Top 1%, 2020
America’s Most Honored Professionals, 2016-2021
America’s Most Honored Professionals Top 1%, 2016-2021
Holds an AV (preeminent) peer rating from Martindale-Hubbell and is a member of America’s Top 100 Attorneys (Mississippi).
All Mississippi Courts
United Stated District Courts in the Northern and Southern Districts of Mississippi
United States Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals
Various other courts pro hac vice