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Benjamin D. West

 

Oxford
829 North Lamar Boulevard, Suite 2
Oxford, MS 38655

  • Bio
  • Education
  • Admissions
  • Accolades

Mr. West utilizes his diverse litigation and risk management background to provide cost effective dispute resolution and business strategies for clients.

As a litigator in private practice, Mr. West has practiced in a wide array of areas, including health care, construction, probate, criminal defense, risk management, contract review, personal injury, and toxic mass tort.  As former contract in-house counsel, Mr. West served as senior risk management counsel for a Fortune 500 oil and gas services company.

Mr. West received both his bachelor’s degree and Juris Doctorate at the University of Mississippi.  At Ole Miss, Mr. West served as a judicial intern and research assistant for U.S. District Court Judge Michael P. Mills for the Northern District of Mississippi.

Mr. West began his practice in Oxford, Mississippi at Holcomb Dunbar Watts Masters & Golman, P.A., before relocating to Houston, Texas, where he worked for two of the most prestigious global law firms in the world – Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP and Reed Smith LLP.  After over four years of practicing in Houston, he returned to Oxford in January 2017 to join Harris Shelton Hanover Walsh, PLLC and was named a member of the firm in January 2020. Mr. West is originally from Memphis, Tennessee where he attended Memphis University School, and is licensed to practice in Mississippi, Tennessee, and Texas.

  • University of Mississippi School of Law, J.D., 2009
  • University of Mississippi, Bachelor of Business Administration emphasis in Marketing, 2006

Admitted to Practice

  • Tennessee, 2009
  • Mississippi, 2009
  • Texas, 2013

Bar Admissions

  • All Tennessee state courts
  • All Mississippi state courts
  • All Texas state courts
  • United States District Court for the Western District of Tennessee
  • United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas
  • United States District Court for the Northern District of Mississippi
  • United States District Court for the Southern District of Mississippi
  • United States Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of Mississippi
  • United States Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Mississippi
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit

Awards and Recognition

  • Mid-South Super Lawyers Rising Star, 2011-2012
  • Lafayette County Bar Association, Secretary, 2011-2012
  • Lafayette County Bar Association, Treasurer, 2012-2013

Professional Organizations and Awards

  • Lafayette County Bar Association
  • Oxford Area Young Lawyers Association

Civic and Community Involvement

  • Member of St. Peter’s Episcopal Church

Publicity

  • Co-Author – “Crude by Rail: DOT Publishes Amended Regulations for Rail Transport” (May 2015)
  • Author and Co-Presenter – Mediation Clinic Presentation for Reed Smith Summer Clerks (2013-2015)