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Ben Harrison joined Cornelius and Collins, LLP in 1983 and is a partner in the firm. The focus of his practice is civil litigation, with an emphasis in the areas of professional liability, commercial law, entertainment law, and bankruptcy. Ben represents plaintiffs and defendants, and is admitted to practice in all state courts, as well as the United States District Court for the Middle District of Tennessee and the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit. He is also certified by the Tennessee Supreme Court as a Rule 31 Listed General Civil Mediator.

With over thirty years of litigation experience, Ben is adept at resolving a broad range of civil disputes, and he has handled a considerable amount of professional liability cases. In the healthcare field, Ben has litigated numerous medical malpractice claims for healthcare professionals and hospitals. He also resolves credentialing issues between doctors and hospitals, and commercial disputes arising out of the practice of medicine. He represents the interests of numerous other professionals in liability actions, including attorneys, accountants, engineers, and contractors. In addition to his extensive professional liability experience, Ben maintains an active practice representing individuals in the entertainment industry, including artists, personal managers, and business managers, involved in commercial and intellectual property disputes.

Following the passage of the new Bankruptcy Code in 1978, Ben developed an in-depth knowledge and familiarity with the Code, and as a result, has represented numerous clients in bankruptcy matters, including debtors, creditors, and trustees. He has also served as a trustee by appointment of the Bankruptcy Court.

Ben received his law degree from Southern Methodist University School of Law in Dallas, Texas. He obtained his undergraduate degree from Vanderbilt University.

Practice Areas:

  • Business Services and Litigation
  • General Litigation
  • Health Care and Health Care Liability

Bar Admissions:

  • Tennessee Supreme Court
  • U.S. District Court Middle District of Tennessee
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 6th Circuit

Professional Associations:

  • Rule 31 Listed General Civil Mediator
  • Tennessee Bar Foundation
  • Nashville Bar Foundation
  • Nashville Bar Association
  • Tennessee Bar Association
  • American Bar Association

Honors & Awards:

  • Lawyer of the Year 2020 (Medical Malpractice Defense)
  • Lawyer of the Year 2014 (Medical Malpractice Defense)
  • Best Lawyers of America 2010-2020
  • Top Lawyers – Commercial Litigation 2011
  • Best of the Bar 2009

Civic & Community Activities:

  • Nashville Bar Association, Pro Bono Program
  • Bellevue Exchange Club (Past President)


  • Kappa Alpha Order
  • Phi Delta Phi