Attorneys
Benjamin Jackson

Benjamin D. Jackson

Member
Email:bjackson@mwlaw.com
Phone:(501) 688.8887
Location: Little Rock
Bar Admissions: Arkansas

Benjamin D. Jackson is an experienced litigator counseling clients when they anticipate potential litigation following an incident, after a lawsuit has been filed, through trial and beyond. He has developed a specific legal practice representing commercial clients, financial institutions, hospitals, medical clinics, physicians, and business organizations in matters of data security, risk management, cyber liability defense and medical malpractice defense. He serves as a strategic advisor to his clients helping them prevent and mitigate the risk of future litigation.

Experience

  • Counsels businesses, financial institutions and healthcare providers in matters of data security and cyber liability defense litigation.
  • Represents clients in commercial litigation defense, mediation and arbitration.
  • Counsels and represents clients in in areas of medical malpractice, class action and products liability litigation.
  • Advises clients on risk management.
  • Counsels clients in matters of civil rights liability defense litigation for correctional healthcare providers.
  • Served as lead attorney on behalf of hospital defendant in medical malpractice action, obtaining a defense verdict in Kelly Persons, as Administrator of the Estate of Billy Persons and Sue Persons v. Jefferson Hospital Association, et al., Jefferson County Circuit Court, Arkansas, Case No. CV-2010-405-2.
  • Successfully secured unanimous defense verdict on behalf of dental provider and corporation in malpractice action in Barbara Ausbrooks v. Ricky Perry, DDS et. al. Saline County Circuit Court, Arkansas, Case No. 63CV-11-780.
  • Successfully obtained unanimous defense verdict for physician defendant in civil rights and medical malpractice action in Michael Burks v. Dr. Oboma Asemota, et al., United States District Court for the Eastern District of Arkansas, Case No. 5:10-cv-358.
  • Successfully secured unanimous defense verdict for hospital defendant in negligence action in Blanca Contreras v. Johnson Regional Medical Center, Johnson County Circuit Court, Arkansas, Case No. CV-2010-148.
  • Serving as lead attorney, obtained a voluntary dismissal by plaintiff during trial for physician defendant in civil rights action in Ronal O’Neal v. Estate of Dr. James Blackmon, et al. in United States District Court for the Eastern District of Arkansas, Case No. 5:10-CV-153.

Education

  • University of Arkansas School of Law J.D., magna cum laude (2006)
  • University of Arkansas B.A. in English Literature (2003)

Professional Recognition

  • The Best Lawyers in America© 2019: Medical Malpractice Law - Defendants
  • Mid-South Super Lawyers Rising Star:  (2012-2018)

Involvement

  • Member, International Association of Defense Counsel
  • Member, Defense Research Institute
  • Member, Professional Liability Defense Federation
    • Chair, Healthcare Malpractice Claims Committee (2018)
    • Vice-Chair, Healthcare Malpractice Claims Committee (2017)
  • Member, Arkansas Association of Defense Counsel
  • Member, Arkansas Bar Association

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Publications

University of Arkansas Law Review:  Case Note: Griffen v. Arkansas Judicial Discipline and Disability Commission:  An Unclear Opinion on Vagueness, 58 Ark. L. Rev. 983 (2006)