Benjamin P. Mouton
Partner, Head of Medical Malpractice
Benjamin P. “Ben” Mouton has a general practice of civil law
and focuses his law practice on personal injury, plaintiff’s medical
malpractice, physician errors, hospital negligence, nursing home negligence,
prescription drug errors, wrongful death, brain injury, birth injury and
legal malpractice cases.
Mr. Mouton was born in New Orleans and grew up in Lafayette. He graduated
from the University of Southwestern Louisiana in 1987 with a major in
business administration, petroleum land management. He earned a law degree
from Louisiana State University in 1990 and immediately went into the
private practice of law.
He joined the firm in October 2000 and has more than 21 years of experience
as a trial attorney. He has a statewide practice in both state and federal
courts. Ben is Board Certified in Medical Malpractice Law by the American
Board of Professional Liability Attorneys (
ABPLA) – one of only 16 attorneys in the state who have earned this distinction.
He has also served on the organization’s Board of Governors since 2010.
He is a member of the Louisiana State and Baton Rouge Bar Associations.
Ben is a Double Century Club member, having donated 200+ hours of pro
bono legal service in the Baton Rouge metro area. He is also a member
of the American Association for Justice and the Louisiana Association
for Justice (LAJ), as well as being a member in the Professional Liability/Medical
Malpractice Sections of both organizations. In 2011, Ben was selected
as a member of the Top 100 Trial Lawyers by the National Trial Lawyers.
Since 2008, he has served on LAJ’s Legislative Committee. He is a
past Chairman of the Medical Malpractice Section of LAJ. Also in 2009,
he was nominated to serve on the Louisiana Health Care Commission by LAJ
having served a two-year term. He is also a member of the LAJ Board of
Governors beginning in 2010.
He is a frequent speaker to lawyers, judges, law students, adjusters and
paralegals on such topics as medical malpractice, trial practice and medical
records. He has also served as an expert witness in legal malpractice cases.
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