Ben King is an associate with Roach Langston Bruno LLP in Texarkana and Daingerfield, Texas. His litigation practice focuses largely on catastrophic injuries, personal injuries, products liability and business-to-business commercial disputes. He also has years of experience handling litigation matters involving patent infringement, mass torts and consumer class actions.
As part of his practice, Ben has appeared in Federal Courts throughout the country, and has extensive experience in Texas and Arkansas state courts. Ben was a key member of the litigation team representing the inventor of the process that banks use to electronically clear checks. The litigation was filed against many of the largest banks in the United States, and ultimately resulted in the recovery of over $500 million for the client. In 2010, Ben was a key member of the litigation team in the trial against US Bank, which resulted in a nearly $27 million verdict that was doubled by the court based on a finding that the patent at issue was willfully infringed. DataTreasury Corp. v. U.S. Bank N.A., No. 2:06-cv-72-DF (E.D. Tex. March 26, 2010).
From 2012-14, Ben served as lead counsel in a lawsuit filed on behalf of an oil and gas operator and interest owners in an oil-field products liability dispute. The lawsuit was filed in Texas state court in South Texas against an oil field pipe supplier, coupling designer and supplier, pipe assembler and pipe electroplater. The oil field pipe failures resulted in the failure of four wells and the abandonment of three others in South Texas. A multimillion-dollar settlement was reached for his client.
Ben is also very proud of his efforts to defend individuals when they or a loved one have been harmed by the negligence of others. Many of these cases have resulted in significant recoveries for his clients. However, some of the most important to Ben have been those that may not involve record breaking settlements or verdicts, but in which he was able to obtain a fair and favorable result for his clients, that compensated them for their injuries and enabled them to piece their life back together and move forward after their injury.
Ben is a member of the Texarkana Texas Bar Association and a former officer of the Texarkana Young Lawyers Association.
Ben was born and raised in the small East Texas town of Pittsburg. Ben’s mom has worked as a paralegal for most of his life, which exposed him to the legal field at an early age and brought about a desire to help those injured and wronged by others. His dad is a farmer and cattle rancher, who along with Ben’s mom raised him on the values of hard work and integrity in dealings with others. Ben worked on his dad’s farm/ranch from an early age and throughout high school. He also started his own lawn mowing service when he received his driver’s license as well as a car detail service with a high school friend.
Ben’s exposure to the legal field and the work ethic instilled in him from an early age propelled his success throughout college and his desire to attend law school. Ben received his B.B.A. from Texas A&M University in College Station, Texas. While at Texas A&M, Ben was a member of the Corps of Cadets, the Fightin’ Texas Aggie Band and the prestigious Ross Volunteers. After graduating from Texas A&M, he enrolled at Baylor Law School, where he received his Juris Doctor in February 2005. During his time at Baylor, Ben was selected as the outstanding advocate in the Bob & Karen Wortham Mock Trial Competition, was a member of the Order of the Barristers and served as an Articles Editor for the Baylor Law Review and an Editor of the Texas Practice and Procedure edition of the Baylor Law Review. Ben also served as the evidence assistant for Gerald Powell, the Abner V. McCall Professor of Evidence.