Each month, we like to feature one of our attorneys to help you get to know our team better. We sat down with one of our Houston attorneys, Benjamin Pyle, to talk about his background in the legal field and what he is currently working on.
What led you to a legal career?
I wanted a profession in which I could do meaningful good for the world and be of service to my community.
What has been your most interesting or memorable case and why?
My favorite case was when I represented my mother-in-law in a car accident. The defendant’s insurance company had offered a de minimis amount, and her health insurance provider was taking a very aggressive stance towards recovering medicals. There is no quicker way to establish a good relationship with your in-laws than to settle for policy limits with a 50% reduction in medicals.
What litigation are you currently working on?
Primarily, I work in our toxic tort division, specifically asbestos and asbestos-related bankruptcies. I also headed up our Addicks-Barker inverse condemnation litigation arising from the Army Corps of Engineers’ release of water during Hurricane Harvey. I’m currently working with Sam Taylor and our trial team on a docket of cases in Libby, Montana.
What are one or two things about you that most people don’t know?
I may or may not have built an outdoor hydroponic garden during a pandemic.