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Benjamin H. Hill, IV - Shareholder

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813.222.8511
Benjamin H. Hill, IV

Education

Vanderbilt University, B.A., 1990
Stetson University College of Law, J.D., 1997
  • Honor Court Justice
  • Phi Alpha Delta Legal Fraternity
    • President

Bar Memberships

  • American Bar Association
    • Tort, Trial and Insurance Practice Section
      • Products Liability Committee (Vice Chair)
      • Task Force on Outreach to Young Lawyers (Past Chair)
      • TIPS Leadership Academy Graduate
    • Young Lawyers Division
      • Past Council Member and Florida's Representative
  • The Florida Bar
  • Hillsborough County Bar Association
    • President (2014-2015)
    • Board of Directors (2007-2016)
    • Trial and Litigation Section
      • Executive Council (2010-present) 
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Benjamin H. Hill, IV - Shareholder

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Ben is a Shareholder in the firm’s Litigation Group and Co-Chair for the Products Liability and Personal Injury Litigation Groups. His practice involves the defense of products liability and complex mass tort claims.  For the past several years, Ben has defended a major tobacco corporation in numerous smoking and health cases throughout Florida. His practice also involves the representation and defense of attorneys and their law firms in legal malpractice actions.

Ben is very active in professional and Bar-related activities. He is a past president of the Hillsborough County Bar Association (HCBA) and served on its Board of Directors for many years. He continues to serve on the Executive Council of the Trial & Litigation Section, is a Board member of the Hillsborough County Bar Foundation, and a past president of the HCBA's Young Lawyers Division. He has served on The Florida Bar’s Grievance Committee 13B. On the national level, Ben remains active in leadership roles within the Tort, Trial and Insurance Practice Section (TIPS) of the American Bar Association. He serves as Vice Chair of the Products Liability Committee.  He is a past chair of the TIPS Task Force on Outreach to Young Lawyers, and is a graduate of the TIPS Leadership Academy. 

Ben currently serves as Chair of the Board of Overseers for Stetson University College of Law and as an ex-officio member of Stetson University’s Board of Trustees. He is a past recipient of the Stetson Lawyers Association’s Outstanding Alumni Representative Award. 

Ben is also involved in the community where he is an active member of South Tampa Fellowship Church, and both the Jesuit High School and Vanderbilt University Alumni Associations. He enjoys running, golf, the outdoors, college sports, and spending time with his wife and two daughters.


Honors & Recognitions

  • AVPreeminent-Logo
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Court Admissions

  • All Florida State Courts
  • United States Supreme Court
  • U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Florida

Professional Recognition

  • AV Preeminent Rated by Martindale-Hubbell
  • Florida Super Lawyers (2012-2018)
  • Super Lawyers Business Edition (2013-2016)
  • Florida Trend  Legal Elite (2011-2012, 2014-2018)
  • Stetson University College of Law Outstanding Alumni Representative Award (2011)
  • Hillsborough County Bar Association
    • President’s Award (2015)
    • Outstanding Young Lawyer Award (2004)
  • MacDill Air Force Base Honorary Commander (2015-Present)

Published Decisions

  • Impaq Warehouse Lending Group, Inc. v. Reali,
    Not Reported in F.Supp.2d 2005 WL 1944658 2:04CV426FTM33SPC
    United States District Court, M.D. Florida. August 15, 2005
  • Insurdata Marketing Services, LLC v. Healthplan Services, Inc.,
    352 F.Supp.2d 1252 2005 WL 147393 801CV2342-T23TBM
    United States District Court, M.D. Florida, Tampa Division. January 10, 2005
  • Scott v. Higginbotham,
    834 So.2d 221 2002 WL 31268492 2D02-993
    District Court of Appeal of Florida, Second District. October 11, 2002
  • Lotenfoe v. Pahk,
    747 So.2d 422 1999 WL 1111772 99-01155
    District Court of Appeal of Florida, Second District. December 08, 1999

Community & Civic Affiliations

 

Professional Associations

  • Stetson University College of Law
    • Board of Overseers (2011-Present)
      • Chair (2016) 
      • Executive Council (2014-Present)
    • Alumni Advisory Council (2007-2011)
  • Hillsborough County Bar Foundation
    • Board of Directors (2013-2015)