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.
Bar Admissions
Tennessee Supreme Court
U.S. District Court Middle District of Tennessee
U.S. Court of Appeals 6th Circuit
Honors & Awards
Lawyer of the Year 2014 (Medical Malpractice Defense)
Best Lawyers of America 2010-2015
Top Lawyers - Commercial Litigation 2011
Best of the Bar 2009
Professional Associations & Memberships
Rule 31 Listed General Civil Mediator
Tennessee Bar Foundation
Nashville Bar Foundation
Nashville Bar Association
Tennessee Bar Association
American Bar Association
Civic & Community Activities
Nashville Bar Association, Pro Bono Program
Bellevue Exchange Club (Past President)
Kappa Alpha Order
Phi Delta Phi


C. Bennett Harrison, Jr.

Partner / Rule 31 Mediator


Nashville City Center | Suite 1500
P.O. Box 190695
511 Union Street
Nashville, Tennessee 37219

Practice Areas

Appellate Practice
Bankruptcy Litigation
Business / Entertainment Litigation
Certified Rule 31 Mediator
Health Care
Medical Malpractice
Professional Liability

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