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Benjamin Y. Ford


Phone: 251-405-1300
Fax: 251-432-6843


  • Cumberland School of Law, Samford University, Birmingham, Alabama, J.D. – 2003
  • Honors: Cum Laude; Curia Honoris
  • Auburn University, Auburn, AL B.S., With Honors. Major: Finance – 2000

Admitted In

  • Alabama, 2003
  • Florida, 2018
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Alabama, 2003
  • U.S. District Court Middle District of Alabama, 2003
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado, 2016
  • U.S. 10th Circuit Court of Appeals, 2016
  • U.S. 11th Circuit Court of Appeals, 2017

Awards and Recognition

  • Best Lawyers® – Real Estate Law – (2023)

Ben is a native of Mobile and a graduate of Auburn University (2000) and Cumberland School of Law (2003).  Ben has practiced law in Mobile since 2003, during which time he has concentrated his practice to the areas of energy law, with an emphasis on oil and gas matters in both Alabama and Florida, general civil litigation, real property matters, and complex collection litigation.  Ben has successfully transacted numerous oil and gas deals and frequently practices before the Alabama Oil and Gas Board.  In addition, he has defended and prosecuted a variety of cases at the trial and appellate levels.  Ben has been rated AV Preeminent by his peers and has been further rated by Super Lawyers in the area of Energy Law.  Ben frequently handles pro bono matters on behalf of the South Alabama Volunteer Lawyers Program and is active in several organizations, including the Mobile Bar Association, where he was past president of the Young Lawyers Section, Big Brothers and Big Sisters of South Alabama, and coaching youth sports.

Professional Affiliations

  • Mobile Bar Association
  • Mobile Rotary Club
  • Alabama State Bar Leadership Forum
  • Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation (Alabama and Florida Reporter)
  • Florida Independent Petroleum Producers Association

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