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Ben Yelverton



Practice Areas:
Commercial Litigation, Personal Injury Litigation, Probate Litigation, Real Estate Litigation


Ben Yelverton

Trials are fundamentally about credibility. My task is to earn that credibility every day by my conduct in and out of the courtroom.

pic-yelvertonBen is an associate at Scanes & Routh, LLP. Prior to joining the firm, Ben practiced personal injury and business litigation at mid- and small-sized firms in Austin and Dallas, respectively. These first few years of practice gave Ben early exposure to the courtroom and many opportunities to fight for his clients in a wide variety of lawsuits, from class actions and commercial disputes to catastrophic personal injuries and wrongful deaths. Prior to his admittance to the bar, Ben attended Baylor Law School where he was a member of the Baylor Law Review and chosen to represent Baylor at four consecutive inter-school mock trial and moot court advocacy competitions.

Ben is an aggressive litigator who truly enjoys finding creative solutions for his clients to achieve the best possible results for them. In his spare time, he enjoys cooking, being outdoors, and recording on a number of musical instruments.

Practice Areas

Personal Injury Litigation

Business/Commercial Litigation

Insurance/Bad Faith Litigation

Employment Litigation

Breach of Contract

Consumer Protection/Deceptive Trade Practices

Shareholder Disputes


Baylor Law School (J.D., 2012)

Honors: Baylor Law Review, AAJ Mock Trial Regional Champion, Baylor Top Gun Competition Finalist.

The University of Texas at Dallas (B.A., 2009)

Honors: Graduated with magna cum laude and CV Honors, Eugene McDermott Scholar, Archer Center Fellow and a Fellow at the Center for Texas Politics.

Bar Admissions

State Bar of Texas, 2012

U.S. District Court, Northern District of Texas, 2014

U.S. District Court, Western District of Texas, 2016

Professional Activities and Memberships

American Association for Justice, 2012-2014

American Bar Association, 2012-2014

Baylor Law School Alumni Association, Lifetime Member

Capital Area Trial Lawyers Association, 2012-2014

Dallas Young Lawyers Association, 2013-2015

Texas Trial Lawyers Association, 2012 – Present

Texas Young Lawyers Association, 2012 – Present

Honors and Awards

Baylor Law Review Write-on Competition Winner

Top 10 Speaker, Baylor Law School Wechsler First Amendment Moot Court Team, 2011

Baylor Law School NCTC Mock Trial team, 2011

Baylor Law School AAJ Mock Trial team, 2011, 2012

Order of the Barrister

Bob and Karen Wortham Fall Practice Court Mock Trial Award

Harrison David Steakley P.C. Advocacy Award

Community Involvement/Pro Bono Work

Counsel of Record Representing the largest battered women’s shelter in North Texas, 2013-2015

Adjunct Professor and regular mock trial competition coach for teams at Baylor Law School

Representative Experience

Represented dozens of clients with a wide variety of injuries suffered in traffic collisions, including complex multi-vehicle wrecks, clients injured by drunk drivers, pedestrian-automobile wrecks, and cyclist-automobile collisions.

Represented both private landlords and tenants in lease disputes based on claims for breach of contract, fraud, and violations of the Texas Deceptive Trade Practices Act.

Represented a mortgage officer accused of violating his employment contract and sued for alleged damages in excess of $1M.

Represented multiple clients in prosecuting and defending nine separate appeals to the Dallas Court of Appeals, the Texas Supreme Court, and the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals.

Helped represent the family of a mother killed in an auto accident in a products suit against a major auto manufacturer.

Helped represent a class of individuals in an oil and gas lease dispute with a major oil and gas distributor.


Efficient Docket Management in Federal Court – Advocacy Magazine, 2014.

Hurdling Voir Dire Issues – 2012 Texas Judicial Conference Presentation to over 200 state trial judges.

Handling Your First Jury Trial: An Interactive Lesson on Direct and Cross Examination – 2012 CLE Presentation.

The Importance and Strategic Use of the Jury Charge – 2010 CLE Presentation.