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Ben L. Reynolds

Special Consultant


  • Representation of manufacturer in early asbestosis litigation
  • Sinking of drilling rig off Corpus Christi involving the death of thirteen crew members
  • Representation of steel manufacturer in suits regarding claim of defective steel tubing used for derrick legs
  • Representation of corporation charged with trade name violation
  • Steamship collision with tug and tow and resulting pollution damage claims
  • Crane ship grounding and insurance coverage issues
  • Pension fund discrimination suit
  • Representation of major oil company in numerous toxic tort claims
  • Drilling rig partial collapse off South America and resulting jurisdiction and forum contest issues

Publications & Speeches



  • University of Texas, LL.B., with honors, 1958
  • University of Texas, B.A., 1954; Order of the Coif; Phi Delta Phi
  • Member, Board of Editors, Texas Law Review, 1958
  • Board Certified, Personal Injury Trial and Civil Trial Law, Texas Board of Legal Specialization
  • Texas, 1958
  • Courts of the State of Texas
  • United States District Courts for the Southern, Eastern, Northern and Western Districts of Texas
  • United States Courts of Appeal for the Fifth and Eleventh Circuits
  • United States Supreme Court
  • State Bar of Texas
  • American Bar Association (Chairman, Maritime Insurance Law Committee, Section of Insurance, Negligence and Compensation Law, 1979-1980)
  • Maritime Law Association of the United States (Member, Executive Committee, 1989-1992) (Proctor Member)
  • American Judicature Society
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