Jo Ben Whittenburg
Partner since 1979
Ben Whittenburg is a senior partner who has been handling and trying
personal injury and commercial cases for over 30 years. Jo Ben is
board certified in the fields of Personal Injury Trial Law and Civil
Trial Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization and has tried
over 200 cases to a verdict, including medical and professional
liability cases, transportation cases, industrial accidents and
consumer protection cases.
Jo Ben has been named as one of The Best Lawyers in America. He has
served as Course Director for both the Advanced Medical Malpractice and the Advanced Personal Injury Seminar put on
by the State Bar of Texas. Jo Ben has been active in the Texas
Association of Defense Counsel, serving as the first Editor of the
Medical Malpractice Newsletter and the first Editor of the Deceptive
Trade Practices newsletter. Jo Ben has also served as a member of
the Board of Directors and as a Vice President for TADC. He is a
Diplomat of the American Board of Professional Liability Attorneys
and an Advocate of the American Board of Trial Advocates. Jo Ben
served on the Pattern Jury Charge Committee dealing with malpractice
and products liability for many years.
Jo Ben is AV rated by Martindale-Hubbell. He has been recognized as
a Super Lawyer by Texas Monthly. Jo Ben is a member of the Defense
Research Institute and has been a member of the International
Association of Defense Counsel for many years.
Jo Ben is a past President of the Jefferson County Bar Association
and past President of the Texas Young Lawyers Association. He is a
Life Fellow of the Texas Bar Foundation and is a past Chairman of
the Texas Lawyers Assistance Program of the State bar.
Jo Ben graduated from Texas Tech University with a BBA in Accounting
in 1971 and graduated from Texas Tech School of Law with honors in
December 1973. He has served on the Board of Trustees for Texas Tech
Law School for many years.
Jo Ben practices primarily in the firm's office in Beaumont.
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