Ben B. Philips

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Personal Injury Attorney in Columbus, GA

Philips Branch & Hodges
 | 105 13th Street, Suite B, PO Box 2808
Columbus, GA 31902
Phone: 706-323-6461
Fax: 706-571-0765
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2007 - 2014, 2017 - 2020
Licensed Since: 1974
Practice Areas:
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (50%),
  • Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff (40%),
  • Class Action/Mass Torts: Plaintiff (10%)
Attorney Profile

Ben B. Philips is a member of the firm of Philips Branch & Hodges in Columbus, Georgia. For over the past 40 years, he has focused his practice on helping individuals and their families recover the compensation they need and deserve when they are victims of medical malpractice and personal injury, including car and truck accidents. He works throughout the state of Georgia.

Mr. Philips obtained an undergraduate degree from The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill before attending law school at Mercer University. Upon graduation with a Juris Doctor in 1974, he was admitted to practice law. He holds the right to practice before the state courts of Georgia and the U.S. District Courts for the Middle and Northern Districts of Georgia, the U.S. Courts of Appeals for the 5th and 11th Circuits, and the U.S. Supreme Court. He is the past president of the Chattahoochee Bar Association and has served as an officer for the Georgia Trial Lawyers Association.

Over the course of his four decades as a trial attorney, Mr. Philips has succeeded in achieving numerous jury verdicts of seven figures on behalf of the clients he represents. He holds the distinction of obtaining the three largest jury verdicts in Muscogee County, Georgia, in a medical malpractice case death case, a libel and slander action, and in a false arrest action. He was also co-counsel in the largest class action settlement in the country involving universal life insurance policies. His knowledge and significant skills in the courtroom have earned him the prestigious AV-Preeminent* peer review rating through Martindale-Hubbell and a peer review rating of "Excellent" from Avvo.

*AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards, and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

 
Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Personal Injury - General (50%): Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Slip and Fall, Wrongful Death, Dram Shop Laws, Brain Injury, Sexual Abuse - Plaintiff, Trucking Accidents, Premises Liability - Plaintiff

Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice (40%): Medical Malpractice, Birth Injury, Informed Consent

Class Action/Mass Torts (10%): Class Actions

Focus Areas

Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Slip and Fall, Wrongful Death, Dram Shop Laws, Brain Injury, Sexual Abuse - Plaintiff, Trucking Accidents, Premises Liability - Plaintiff, Medical Malpractice, Birth Injury, Informed Consent, Class Actions

Selections

Selected to Super Lawyers for 12 yearsbottom-image

Super Lawyers: 2007 - 2014, 2017 - 2020

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About Ben Philips

Admitted: 1974, Georgia

Professional Webpage: http://philips-branch.com/attorneys/ben-b-philips/

Honors/Awards:

  • Top Attorneys in Georgia, 2010 - 2018, Atlanta Magazine, Super Lawyers Section
  • Trial Lawyers Care: "Champion of Justice Award" 2008, Consumer Justice Foundation, Inc.
  • Georgia Super Lawyer, 2007 - 2010
  • Voted “Favorite Attorney” by the public in the “Reader’s Choice Awards” of the Columbus Ledger-Enquirer
  • AV Preeminent rated by Martindale-Hubbell

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Selected to "Top 100 Trail Lawyers", National Trial Lawyers, July 2011
  • Officer, Georgia Trial Lawyers Association
  • Past President, Chattahoochee Bar Association
  • Selected to American Inns of Court, June 2011

Educational Background:

  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
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Office Location for Ben B. Philips

105 13th Street, Suite B
PO Box 2808
Columbus, GA 31902

Phone: 706-323-6461

Fax: 706-571-0765

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Last Updated: 10/9/2018

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