AV PREEMINENT RATED - As a former insurance defense trial attorney, Ben Bowden knows the strengths–and weaknesses–of the companies and employers he faces. With over 30 years of experience, Mr. Bowden is a highly-qualified personal injury lawyer who knows how to help accident victims receive the full financial compensation they deserve. His team is focused, dedicated, and sensitive to each client’s needs.

Mr. Bowden has practiced law since 1988 in a wide range of litigation fields. His specialized practice includes Mississippi Workers’ Compensation litigation, automobile accident litigation, 18-wheeler accident litigation, Longshoreman and Harbor Workers’ Compensation litigation, Jones Act/Admiralty/General Maritime law litigation, employment law litigation (EEOC, FMLA, FLSA, Rehabilitation Act, FECA), Social Security Disability, civil service litigation, insurance – bad faith litigation, Section 1983 Civil Rights litigation, premises liability and product liability. He also has experience with False Claims Act (Qui Tam) claims and federal whistleblower prohibited personnel practice claims.


B.A., Political Science & History, Belhaven University

Studied International Politics, Yale University

J.D., University of Mississippi


All Mississippi Courts

United Stated District Courts in the Northern and Southern Districts of Mississippi

United States Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals

Various other courts pro hac vice

Reported Cases:

- Jones v. Neema, Inc., et al, 2007 WL 2159327

- Jackson County School District v. South Mississippi Workers’ Compensation Funds, 727 So. 2d 727 (Miss. App. 1998)

- Liberty Mutual Ins. Co. v. Holliman, 765 So. 2d 564 (Miss. App. 2000)

- Sellers v. Tindell Concrete Products, Inc., 878 So. 2d 1096 (Miss. App. 2004)

- Di Grazia v. Park Place Entertainment, 914 So. 2d 1232 (Miss. App. 2005)

- American Commercial Claim v. Necaise, 687 So. 2d 805 (Miss. App. 1998)

Work History:

2021: Ben Bowden, PC

2010-2020: Vaughn & Bowden, PA

2006-2010: Vaughn, Bowden, & Wooten, PA

1993-2006: Allen, Vaughn, Cobb, & Hood

1992-1993: Vaughn and Bowden, PA

1991: Vaughn & Associates

1988-1991: Hopkins, Vaughn, & Anderson

Lectures & Publications:

Mississippi Workers’ Compensation Educational Association

Mississippi Bar Southern Region

Mississippi Workers’ Compensation Practice & Procedures with John Foxworth

Instructor, Mississippi Insurance Adjuster Continuing Education

Management & Demographics
Management & Personnel

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  • Admiralty and Maritime Law
  • Litigation - Labor and Employment
  • Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Plaintiffs
  • Mediation
  • Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs
  • Product Liability Litigation - Plaintiffs
  • Qui Tam Law
  • Workers' Compensation Law - Claimants

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