Benjamin Hoover

The Nix Law Firm
1401 Holliday St Ste 400
Wichita Falls, TX 76301-7145
(940) 341-2642
www.thenixlawfirm.com


Ben Hoover is an experienced trial attorney who dedicates the majority of his practice to representing the injured. Additionally, Ben represents clients in criminal law matters.
Ben joined The Nix Law Firm in 2012 after serving as a prosecutor in the Wichita County District Attorney's Office for 5 years. Ben is dedicated to serving clients with an aggressive approach that achieves results. The Nix Law Firm pursues justice for people who have suffered harm at the hands of others. Ben believes that every client is important, regardless of whether his or her damages were catastrophic or less severe. In addition, Ben defends people who have been accused of crimes and firmly believes that everyone is entitled to a presumption of innocence.

During his tenure at the District Attorney's Office, Ben prosecuted hundreds of felony and misdemeanor cases. He also prosecuted asset forfeiture cases involving contraband valued in the hundreds of thousands of dollars. From 2007-2011, he tried more jury trials in the District and County Courts of Wichita County than any other lawyer. Ben was lead-counsel in 20 felony jury trials during that period, along with numerous misdemeanor trials. In 2007, he became the first Texas prosecutor to try a gang injunction violation case to a jury. In addition to trial work, he has authored appeals filed in both the Texas Supreme Court and Courts of Appeals. He now utilizes his experience for the benefit of his clients.

Ben was elected as a Fellow of the Texas Bar Foundation in 2014. Less than one percent of attorneys are selected each year for this distinction. The Times Record News recognized Ben as a 20 Under 40 recipient in 2012 for career achievement and community involvement. Ben was the President of the Wichita County Bar Association from 2010-2011, having previously served as both an officer and director. In 2010, the Texas District and County Attorney's Association appointed Ben to serve on the Editorial Committee for The Texas Prosecutor, the statewide publication for prosecutors.

In addition to an active law practice, Ben was elected as a Wichita Falls City Councilor for District 1 in May 2013 and will serve a two-year term through 2015. He also enjoys teaching criminal justice courses as an adjunct professor of criminal justice at Midwestern State University, having done so since 2008. He has also been a guest lecturer for criminal justice courses at his alma mater, Howard Payne University (HPU).

During law school at Texas Tech, Ben was a successful competitor in Board of Barristers trial competitions. He also worked part-time in the Texas Tech Athletic Department as a mentor to student athletes. While at HPU, Ben was elected as the Student Body President by his peers and also participated in undergraduate moot court competitions.

Personal

Ben is married to Meagan and has two children, Grant and Blair. His interests include various sports, hunting and fishing, and spending time with his family. Ben was raised in Paradise, Texas. His family attends Grace Church in Wichita Falls.

Areas of Practice

Personal Injury
Criminal Law
Civil Litigation

Litigation Percentage

80% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

Texas, 2006
Oklahoma, 2012
U.S. District Court Northern District of Texas, 2012

Education

Texas Tech University School of Law, Lubbock, Texas
J.D. - 2006
Howard Payne University, Brownwood, Texas
B.S. - 2003
Honors: Dean's List
Major: Political Science
Major: Pre Law

Published Works

Battling gang violence, The Texas Prosecutor, Volume 37, No. 5; September-October 2007, p. 20
A stormy childhood, now calm, The Texas Prosecutor, Volume 39, No. 6; November-December 2009, p. 33
What lies beneath, The Texas Prosecutor, Volume 40, No. 5; September-October 2010, p. 37
Three's the key but you'll need more, The Texas Prosecutor, Volume 42, Number 1; January-February 2012, p. 20
Classes/Seminars

Guest Lecturer- "Gang Injunctions", Howard Payne University- Criminal Justice, 2007 - 2009

Honors and Awards

Fellow- Texas Bar Foundation, 2013 - 2014
Top 20 under 40- Wichita Falls, 2012 - Present

Professional Associations and Memberships

American Association for Justice
Wichita County Bar Association
State Bar of Texas
Texas Bar Foundation

Past Employment Positions

Midwestern State University, Adjunct Professor
Wichita Falls City Council, City Councilor
Wichita County District Attorney's Office, Assistant District Attorney, 2006 - 2012

Pro Bono Activities

Legal Aid of Northwest Texas, 2012 - 2013