Overview

Ben Hill, IV serves as chair of the firm’s Products Liability and Personal Injury Litigation Groups. His practice involves the defense of products liability and complex mass tort claims. For approximately 15 years, Ben has been heavily involved in the defense of a major tobacco corporation in numerous smoking and health cases throughout Florida. His practice has also involved 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 has served on the Executive Council of the Trial & Litigation Section, and on the Board of the Hillsborough County Bar Foundation. He is also past president of the HCBA's Young Lawyers Division and 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 is a past chair of the Board of Overseers for Stetson University College of Law and continues to serve on its Board. He is also a past member of Stetson University’s Board of Trustees and 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

  • AV Preeminent® Rating, Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review
  • Florida Super Lawyers (2012-2021)
  • Florida Trend’s Legal Elite (2011-2012, 2014-2020)
  • Hillsborough County Bar Association
    • President’s Award (2015)
    • Outstanding Young Lawyer Award 
  • MacDill Air Force Base Honorary Commander (2015-2017)
  • Stetson University College of Law Outstanding Alumni Representative Award (2011)
  • Super Lawyers Business Edition (2013-2016)
  • The Best Lawyers in America© (2022)

Credentials & Experience

Education

Vanderbilt University, B.A., 1990

Stetson University College of Law, J.D., 1997

  • Honor Court Justice
  • Phi Alpha Delta Legal Fraternity: President

Bar Admissions

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

  • Past President
  • Board of Directors (2007-2016)
  • Trial and Litigation Section: Executive Council (2010-2020) 

Court Admissions

All Florida State Courts

U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida

U.S. Supreme Court

Professional & Civic

Community & Professional

  • Stetson University College of Law
    • Board of Overseers (2011-Present)
      • Past Chair  
      • Executive Council (2014-Present)
    • Alumni Advisory Council (2007-2011)
  • Hillsborough County Bar Foundation: Past Member, Board of Directors

Newsroom

News & Insights

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
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