Ben Morris: Attorney with Starnes Davis Florie LLP
  • Partner at Starnes Davis Florie LLP (58 Attorneys)
  • 100 Brookwood Place, 7th Floor, Birmingham, AL 35209
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Ben Morris is a partner at Starnes Davis Florie. He has served as the firm's hiring partner and a member of the firm's recruiting committee.


Ben's practice is devoted to general complex litigation to include healthcare litigation, professional medical liability, product liability, pharmaceutical liability, long term care and nursing home litigation, medical device litigation, and business litigation. Ben has represented various national and regional companies.

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Obtained a defense verdict for a general surgeon in a personal injury case involving a patient with a history of renal cancer who developed a mass in his left supraclavicular area that was suspicious for cancer.

Obtained a defense verdict on behalf of an obstetrician in a birth injury case involving permanent brain injury and cerebral palsy.

Obtained defense verdict on behalf of obstetrician in birth injury case that resulted from a shoulder dystocia.

Obtained a defense verdict in favor of a hospital and nurses in a wrongful death case arising from alleged mismanagement of insulin therapy.

Drafted and negotiated nationwide Indemnification Agreement between a global pharmaceutical company and client.

Obtained a jury verdict in favor of defendant surgeon in litigation stemming from a complication arising after surgery that resulted in death.

Obtained a jury verdict in favor of surgeon in a three-week trial for complication that resulted in the patient's arm being amputated.

Obtained a complete dismissal in favor of defendant in combination medical malpractice/products liability case secondary to fungus contamination in breast implant.

Obtained a jury verdict in favor of surgeon for complication that resulted in the patient's leg being amputated.

Honors and Awards

Ben was selected by his peers for inclusion in Best Lawyers in America 2018, and been named a Rising Star for the State of Alabama by the 2013 and 2014 editions of Alabama Super Lawyers magazine.

Ben serves as a member of the Alabama State Bar Leadership Forum. While in law school, Ben was elected as a member of the trial advocacy team.

Related News

8/29/2017 Twenty-Six SDF Lawyers Listed in the 2018 Edition of Best Lawyers in America

6/22/2016 Global Law Experts Names Starnes Davis Florie LLP Professional Medical Liability Law Firm of the Year in Alabama 2016

10/22/2015 Sellers and Morris Obtain Defense Verdict in Personal Injury Trial

6/23/2015 Sellers and Morris Secure Defense Verdict for OB/GYN in 2-Week Medical Malpractice Trial

5/1/2014 SDF Attorneys Randy Sellers & Ben Morris Obtain Defense Verdict for Obstetrician

4/29/2014 Thirty SDF Attorneys Named to Alabama Super Lawyers 2014

5/2/2013 Twenty-Six Starnes Davis Florie Attorneys Listed in Alabama Super Lawyers 2013

10/27/2010 Sellers and Morris Prevail at Trial

Areas of Practice (9)

  • Biotechnology & Pharmaceutical
  • Business Litigation
  • Energy, Natural Resources & Land Use
  • Environmental Litigation
  • General Civil Litigation
  • Long Term Care & Nursing Home Litigation
  • Medical Malpractice Defense
  • Product Liability & Consumer Litigation
  • Professional Liability

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
205-868-6047  Phone
205-868-6099  Fax
Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 598512, Birmingham, AL 35209
University Attended:
University of Alabama, B.A., 1996; Springhill College, M.B.A., 2000
Law School Attended:
University of Alabama School of Law, J.D., 2003
Year of First admission:
Alabama; U.S. Court of Appeals, 11th Circuit; U.S. District Court, Northern District of Alabama; U.S. District Court, Southern District of Alabama; U.S. District Court, Middle District of Alabama; U.S. Supreme Court

Community Involvement

Ben has served as a Municipal Judge in Mountain Brook. He is a member of the Monday Morning Quarterback Club, serves as a member of the Alabama Sports Hall of Fame Selection Committee, and is actively involved in the Birmingham Athletic Partnership.

Ben is also involved in coaching and leadership roles related to youth sports. He and his family attend Canterbury United Methodist Church.

Birth Information:
Alexander City, Alabama, January 22, 1974

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