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AV PREEMINENT RATED - As a former insurance defense trial attorney, Ben Bowden knows the strengths–and weaknesses–of the companies and employers he faces. With over 30 years of experience, Mr. Bowden is a highly-qualified personal injury lawyer who knows how to help accident victims receive the full financial compensation they deserve. His team is focused, dedicated, and sensitive to each client’s needs.

Mr. Bowden has practiced law since 1988 in a wide range of litigation fields. His specialized practice includes Mississippi Workers’ Compensation litigation, automobile accident litigation, 18-wheeler accident litigation, Longshoreman and Harbor Workers’ Compensation litigation, Jones Act/Admiralty/General Maritime law litigation, employment law litigation (EEOC, FMLA, FLSA, Rehabilitation Act, FECA), Social Security Disability, civil service litigation, insurance – bad faith litigation, Section 1983 Civil Rights litigation, premises liability and product liability. He also has experience with False Claims Act (Qui Tam) claims and federal whistleblower prohibited personnel practice claims.


B.A., Political Science & History, Belhaven University

Studied International Politics, Yale University

J.D., University of Mississippi


All Mississippi Courts

United Stated District Courts in the Northern and Southern Districts of Mississippi

United States Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals

Various other courts pro hac vice

Reported Cases:

- Jones v. Neema, Inc., et al, 2007 WL 2159327

- Jackson County School District v. South Mississippi Workers’ Compensation Funds, 727 So. 2d 727 (Miss. App. 1998)

- Liberty Mutual Ins. Co. v. Holliman, 765 So. 2d 564 (Miss. App. 2000)

- Sellers v. Tindell Concrete Products, Inc., 878 So. 2d 1096 (Miss. App. 2004)

- Di Grazia v. Park Place Entertainment, 914 So. 2d 1232 (Miss. App. 2005)

- American Commercial Claim v. Necaise, 687 So. 2d 805 (Miss. App. 1998)

Work History:

2021: Ben Bowden, PC

2010-2020: Vaughn & Bowden, PA

2006-2010: Vaughn, Bowden, & Wooten, PA

1993-2006: Allen, Vaughn, Cobb, & Hood

1992-1993: Vaughn and Bowden, PA

1991: Vaughn & Associates

1988-1991: Hopkins, Vaughn, & Anderson

Lectures & Publications:

Mississippi Workers’ Compensation Educational Association

Mississippi Bar Southern Region

Mississippi Workers’ Compensation Practice & Procedures with John Foxworth

Instructor, Mississippi Insurance Adjuster Continuing Education


Ben Bowden, PC is metro ranked in 1 practice areas. Best Law Firms rankings are based on a rigorous evaluation process.

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Metro Rankings

Tier 3 for Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs


Regional Rankings

Tier 3 for Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs

Practice Areas

The below are areas of legal specialty volunteered by the firm and do not designate a specialty in which a Best Law Firms ranking is held.
  • Admiralty and Maritime Law
  • Litigation - Labor and Employment
  • Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Plaintiffs
  • Mediation
  • Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs
  • Product Liability Litigation - Plaintiffs
  • Qui Tam Law
  • Workers' Compensation Law - Claimants

Individuals Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America®

Ben Bowden, PC has 1 lawyers recognized for individual performance in the 2024 edition of The Best Lawyers in America®. By receiving this Best Lawyers recognition from their peers for their professional excellence, these lawyers made Ben Bowden, PC eligible for evaluation for Best Law Firms rankings. For almost two decades, Best Lawyers has awarded these singular accolades, making them the foundation of our Best Law Firms awards. Read more about our Best Lawyers process here.
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  • Best Lawyers 2022
  • BEST LAW FIRM 2023 US News and World Report
  • National Trial Lawyers Top 100 Mississippi 2022
  • Best Law Firm 2021 US News and World Report

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