Ben M. Rose
A native of Seymour, Tennessee, Ben attended The American University in Washington, D.C., where he obtained a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science and Communications, cum laude. Ben was the first member of his family to graduate from college. Ben attended law school at the University of Tennessee, where he graduated with an Advocacy Concentration. Later, he served as an adjunct professor at the College of Law.
Ben's first law firm job was for Robertson, Ingram & Overbey in Knoxville. He worked there as an associate until he married his wife, who is also a lawyer, and moved to her hometown, Brentwood, to continue his law practice. Then, Ben worked with Cornelius & Collins, LLP, where his practice varied from general litigation to government relations. Among other things, Ben represented clients in jury trials both in federal and state courts where millions of dollars were at stake.
In a case of first impression, Ben enforced Tennessee’s any willing pharmacy provider law against Memphis's healthcare plan. For the first time in Tennessee, he helped obtain a law creating residential homes for individuals suffering with traumatic brain injuries, the Traumatic Brain Injury Residential Home Act, P.C. 1086. Ben obtained a decision from the Tennessee Court of Appeals upholding the right of insurers to recover premiums in the assigned risk program. It was one of two such decisions from any court throughout the United States. Finally, he prosecuted an appeal that reversed Tennessee law with regard to a minor's ability to obtain their medical expenses.