Ben Brewton, partner in the firm’s Augusta office and member of the Litigation Practice, was re-elected to serve on the Board of Governors of the State Bar of Georgia. Ben was installed June 4, 2022, and will serve in the Augusta Judicial Circuit, Post 2 seat on the board, representing both Burke and Richmond counties.
The Board of Governors is the 160-member policymaking authority of the State Bar, with representation from each of Georgia’s judicial circuits. The board holds regular meetings at least four times per year.
The State Bar of Georgia, with offices in Atlanta, Savannah and Tifton, was established in 1964 by the Supreme Court of Georgia as the successor to the Georgia Bar Association, founded in 1884. Its approximately 52,000 members work together to strengthen the constitutional promise of justice for all, promote principles of duty and public service among Georgia’s lawyers, and administer a strict code of legal ethics.
Ben’s practice focuses primarily on the defense of significant personal injury and wrongful death litigation as well as substantial commercial lawsuits. He has tried more than 100 jury trials to verdict and, in those trials, has represented clients in matters involving electrical utility injury and death, aviation negligence, medical liability, premises liability, insurance coverage disputes, and felony criminal cases.
Ben’s experience in courtroom advocacy also enables him to advise clients, including those in heavily regulated industries like energy, healthcare, and finance, on best practices and daily business conduct designed to avoid litigation and claims. In addition to aggressive trial advocacy when required, Ben focuses on problem solving for clients designed to help them anticipate problems and pitfalls that elevate both risk and financial exposure. If and when adverse events do occur for his clients, Ben is routinely called almost immediately into matters, including those with catastrophic outcomes, to guide the client through what will almost inevitably become complex claims and litigation scenarios. Ben is also an experienced appellate lawyer having argued cases before the Supreme Court of Georgia, the Georgia Court of Appeals, and the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit.