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Mitchell Williams Attorney Benjamin Jackson Appointed Chair of Professional Liability Defense Federation's Healthcare Malpractice Claims Committee

October 05, 2018

LITTLE ROCK - Mitchell Williams Attorney Benjamin Jackson has been appointed chair of the Professional Liability Defense Federation’s (PLDF) Healthcare Malpractice Claims Committee for 2018-19.

The committee works to enhance defense standard of care and causation responses to allegations made against the medical community. Members share information in support of procedural suit prerequisites, limitations statute applicability, chart advocacy nuances, expert recruitment, witness preparation, learned treatise preparation, trial presentation graphics, arbitration options and tort reform proposals. Jackson will be responsible for contributing to article publication, monitoring PLDF news, responding to member inquiries for assistance and assisting in annual meeting seminar presentation planning.

Jackson is an experienced litigator who counsels 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 also serves as a strategic advisor to his clients helping them prevent and mitigate the risk of future litigation. Jackson earned his Juris Doctorate from the University of Arkansas School of Law.

About Professional Liability Defense Federation

The Professional Liability Defense Federation is a not-for-profit organization designed to bring together attorneys, claims professionals and risk management specialists to share expertise and information helpful to the successful defense of professional liability claims. PLDF publishes the journal Professional Liability Defense Quarterly, sponsors an annual meeting offering valuable law development seminars and member connection opportunities, offers amicus support in important appellate proceedings, produces news summaries of national malpractice case developments and facilitates confidential communications among members.

About Mitchell Williams

Mitchell, Williams, Selig, Gates & Woodyard, P.L.L.C. is a 92-attorney corporate law firm that provides strategic and comprehensive legal services to help clients achieve their goals. Established in 1954, the firm has offices in Little Rock, Rogers and Jonesboro, Arkansas and Austin, Texas. For more information, visit