Balch & Bingham Expands in Georgia with Opening of Augusta Office and Addition of Trial Attorney Benjamin H. Brewton
Balch & Bingham LLP is pleased to announce its expansion in Georgia with the opening of an office in Augusta and the addition of a new partner, Benjamin (Ben) H. Brewton. In addition to its Augusta location, Balch has offices in Atlanta and Vidalia, Georgia. The new office represents the firm’s ninth location nationwide. In addition to its Georgia locations, Balch has offices in Alabama, Mississippi, Florida and Washington, D.C.
“We are excited to join the Augusta community and for the opportunities brought by this expansion. We have worked in Augusta for many years from our other offices. Our new location will help us increase support for many of our longstanding clients in Georgia, as well as grow our presence in the region,” said Stan Blanton, managing partner, Balch & Bingham LLP. “Ben is a terrific, widely-respected litigator who will contribute to our continued growth.”
Ben Brewton, a seasoned trial attorney and fellow in the American College of Trial Lawyers, will lead the firm’s Augusta office. Ben brings more than 30 years of experience litigating commercial disputes, professional negligence lawsuits, casualty claims and insurance coverage issues. He has represented clients in trials in both state and federal courts in matters involving medical liability, aviation negligence, electrical utility injury and death, premises liability, personal injuries, insurance coverage disputes and felony criminal cases. Ben has tried more than 100 jury trials to verdict and has argued appeals before the Supreme Court of Georgia as well as the Georgia Court of Appeals and the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit.
“I have enjoyed a great working relationship with many Balch attorneys over the past several years and am excited to join the firm and be a part of its growth and expansion in Georgia. Balch’s culture and approach to client service provides a great platform to support my practice and I look forward to collaborating with my new colleagues,” said Brewton.
Ben is a frequent speaker and faculty member at legal seminars focused on medical negligence, defense of death and significant injury claims and alternative dispute resolution. In addition, Ben is often invited to speak to legal organizations and civic groups on historical topics. He is a past president of the Augusta Bar Association and the Younger Lawyers Club of Augusta. He is also a member of the board of directors for the Harrisburg Family Health Clinic and Trees for Augusta. Ben received his J.D. from the University of Georgia School of Law where he was inducted into the Order of Barristers.
Balch & Bingham’s Augusta office is located in the SunTrust Building at 801 Broad Street, Augusta, GA 30901.