Attorneys
Benjamin Brenner

Benjamin D. Brenner

Member
Email:bbrenner@mwlaw.com
Phone:(501) 688.8884
Location: Little Rock
Bar Admissions: Arkansas, California

Ben Brenner is a member of the Litigation Practice Group with significant arbitration and trial experience. Mr. Brenner focuses his practice in the area of large scale products liability including MDL proceedings; real estate and construction contract and defect cases; business tort cases; and other complex commercial litigation.

Experience

  • Works as part of defense, bellwether selection, and trial teams in products liability MDL proceedings against medical device and pharmaceutical companies.
  • Representation of owners and developers in claims against general contractor, engineers, and subcontractors for breach of construction contract, failure to properly design and install mechanical, electrical, and plumbing systems (including HVAC), and construction defects, including trial and arbitration proceedings.
  • Successful defense of complicated mold and premises liability claims brought by multiple plaintiffs against owner and developer of multi-family housing development.
  • Successful defense and prosecution of materialmen’s and mechanics liens.
  • Representation of a national retailer in the investigation and prosecution of over a million dollars of employee theft and fraud.
  • Defense of clients under investigation for violation of overtime regulations by the U.S. Department of Labor and defense of collective actions under the Fair Labor Standards Act.
  • Defense and prosecution securities fraud and breach of fiduciary claims against LLC members and managers, and other corporate officers.
  • Representation of large hospital in medical malpractice cases.
  • Advises corporate clients on employment policies and procedures regarding social media, employee handbooks and EEOC investigations, internal investigations, succession planning, and significant real estate acquisitions and projects.

Reported Cases

  • Baptist Health v. Murphy, 2010 Ark. 358 (2010)
  • Badger Capital et al. v. Chambers Bank et al., U.S. District Court for the Western District of Arkansas, Fayetteville Division, case no. 2008-CV-5141 (Aug. 2010) (Hendren, J., presiding) jury trial) 
  • Thornton Drilling Co. v. Stephens Prod. Co., 2007 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 52159 (W.D. Ark. 2007), aff’d 537 F.3d 943 (8th Cir. 2008)
  • Sobba v. Elmen, 462 F.Supp.2d 944 (E.D. Ark. 2006)
  • Miller v. Baker Implement Co., 439 F.3d 407 (8th Cir. 2006)
  • Wooley v. Planter’s Cotton Oil Mill, Inc., CA 04-955 (Ark. App. 2005)

Education

  • University of California David School of Law J.D. (2000)
  • California State University B.A., History (1997)

Professional Recognition

  • Chambers USA: Ranked in General Commercial Litigation in Arkansas (2017)
  • Chambers USA: General Commercial Litigation (2015)
  • Super Lawyers Rising Star: Business Litigation, Health Care, and Personal Injury Defense: Products (2008-2015)

Involvement

  • Member, Arkansas State Bar
  • Member, California State Bar
  • Member, DRI Drug and Medical Device Committee
  • Member, Professional Liability Defense Federation
  • Member, American Bar Association Forum on Construction Law
  • Member, Arkansas Bar Association, Civil Litigation and Construction Law Sections
  • Henry Woods American Inn of Court, Member (2008 to present)
    • President (2011 -2012)
    • Counselor (2010-2011)
    • Executive Committee (2010 to present)
  • Member, Pulaski County Bar Association
  • Cast Member, The Gridiron (2008, 2010, 2016)
  • Commissioner, Little Rock Sustainability Commission (2010 to present)
    • Chair (2014 - 2016)
  • Director, Arkansas Repertory Theatre (December 2010 to present)
  • Director, Arkansas Judges and Lawyers Assistance Program Foundation (2015 to present)
  • Representative, Solo/Duo Category, International Blues Challenge in Memphis, TN, Spa City Blues Society, (2009 and 2012), and Buffalo River Blues Society, Solo/Duo Category (2016)

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