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Marsh, Rickard & Bryan



J. Ben Ford

Managing Partner

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Ben has always had a passion for standing up for those who are less fortunate or struggling in some way. He comes from a big family of five siblings and one of his family members was born with a significant physical impairment. His family was also regularly engaged in the community and interacting with people of many different walks of life.  

“I always had a soft spot for the person who was being overlooked or not included. The person that people weren’t paying attention to. I tend to notice them and want to help give them a voice,” Ben says. It is this mentality that drives him to fight for his clients and make sure their story is not only told, but heard.

“Many times, our clients are going through the worst time of their lives—they’ve either been seriously injured, or their loved one has died due to no fault of their own, and their lives are turned upside down,” Ben says. “They are already in a weakened state, and those who caused their harm are not listening to them, not showing them that respect, and not treating them fairly. They don’t know what to do. That’s where we come in.” 

Ben believes that many times, incidents causing serious injury or death are preventable if due care had been exercised, or better systems and policies had been in place. It’s this mentality that drives Ben to fight relentlessly for his clients against those who have caused them, or their loved one, harm. Ben believes the legal process not only helps those who have been harmed, but it can also effect real change to prevent future incidents. “I’ve seen firsthand, as a result of many of our cases, changes made to policies, processes, products or other changes to prevent a similar incident from happening again.  It is rewarding to not only provide your client with all the support and help they need and deserve, but also to, hopefully, save the next person from suffering the same fate.” 

Ben enjoys traveling with his loving wife, Rachael, who is a commercial pilot. 

Areas of Practice
Bar Admissions
Associations & Memberships
Honors & Awards

Areas Of Practice

  • Personal Injury

  • Wrongful Death

  • Trucking & Auto

  • Medical Malpractice

  • Product Liability

  • Workplace/Construction Injuries

Bar Admissions

  • Alabama

  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Alabama

  • U.S. District Court, Middle District of Alabama

  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Alabama


  • The University of Alabama School of Law, Tuscaloosa, Alabama 
    • J.D. (2014) 
    • Honors: Order of the Barristers 
    • Honors: Alabama Law Review (Vol. 64, 65) 
    • Honors: Bench and Bar Legal Honor Society
    • Honors: Outstanding Advocate – International Academy of Trial Lawyers 
  • The University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, Alabama 
    • B.A. (2011) 
    • Honors: magna cum laude 
    • Honors: President’s List and Dean’s List 
    • Major: American History and Political Science 

        Professional Associations & Memberships

        • Super Lawyers, Mid-South Rising Star 
        • American Bar Foundation, Fellow 
        • Alabama Bar Association, Executive Board Member of Young Lawyers Section 
        • Birmingham Bar Association, Former Executive Board Member of Young Lawyers Section 
        • Alabama Association for Justice, Executive Board of Directors, Chair of Emerging Leaders Caucus 
        • “Top 10 Under 40,” The American Society of Legal Advocates 
        • “Top 40 Under 40,” National Trial Lawyers and American Society of Legal Advocates 

          Honors & Awards

          • National Trial Lawyers, Top 40 Under 40
          • 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)
          • National Trial Lawyers, Top 40 Under 40 (2018)

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