J. Ben Ford

Birmingham, Alabama

At a young age, Ben discovered his passion to stand up for those in need, and as one of six children, he understands the importance of seeing different points of view. He learned early on to treat everyone fairly and with respect, regardless of their gender, race or position in life. It's this mentality that drives him to fight for his clients to receive reasonable compensation from those who caused them harm.

"Many of our clients come to us because they have just been through one of the worst times of their lives and are looking for help. And many times, they haven't been treated fairly. We here at Marsh, Rickard & Bryan exist to fight for people in their time of need. When we take a case, it's full speed ahead. We make sure every one of our clients gets our best, from preparation to resources to the courtroom. That's one of the many reasons I joined this firm right out of law school. It's made up of caring and extremely talented attorneys and staff who do everything possible to get the best results for our clients."

Areas of Practice

  • Personal Injury
  • Wrongful Death
  • Products Liability
  • Medical Malpractice

Bar Admissions

  • Alabama, 2014
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Alabama, 2015
  • U.S. District Court Middle District of Alabama, 2015
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Alabama, 2015


  • The University of Alabama School of Law, Tuscaloosa, Alabama
    • Juris Doctor (J.D.) - 2014
    • Honors: Order of the Barristers
    • Honors: Bench and Bar Legal Honor Society
    • Honors: Outstanding Advocate – International Academy of Trial Lawyers
    • Law Review: The Alabama Law Review (Vol. 64)
  • University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, Alabama - 2011
    • Honors: magna cum laude
    • Honors: President’s List and Dean’s List
    • Major: American History and Political Science

Honors and Awards

  • Alabama Law Review (Vol. 64, 65)
  • The Order of Barristers (2014)
  • Bench & Bar Legal Honor Society (2013-14)
  • International Academy of Trial Lawyers Award (2013)
  • George Peach Taylor Trial Advocacy Award (2013, 2014)
  • American Society of Legal Advocates, Top 40 Under 40 Litigation, 2018

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Alabama Bar Association, 2014 - Present
  • Alabama Bar Association, Young Lawyers Section, 2014 - Present
  • Birmingham Bar Association, Young Lawyers Section, 2014 - Present
  • Birmingham Bar Association, Young Lawyers Section, 2014 - Present, Executive Committee, 2016 - Present
  • American Association for Justice, 2014 - Present
  • Alabama Association for Justice, 2014 - Present, Emerging Leader, 2015 - Present


  • Sigma Chi