Ben has tried dozens of cases to verdict, with millions of dollars at stake for his clients. But he has the experience to understand that trial is not always the best way to resolve a case. In his new firm, he focuses primarily on mediation, where attorneys and individuals utilize Ben as a neutral party, to achieve settlements fairly and efficiently, without the risks that come with trial. Ben also represents parties in personal injury, insurance, contract, and all types of civil litigation.
Mediation is a form of "alternative dispute resolution," in which parties work together with a neutral mediator. Mediation can be a much less costly alternative to litigation and trial, and it can occur either before or after a lawsuit has been filed.
Ben has been named to the list of South Carolina Super Lawyers’ "Rising Stars" since 2016. He was honored to be elected to the South Carolina Bar Association’s House of Delegates in 2016 and continues to serve in that capacity.
Ben spent nearly a decade as a broadcast meteorologist, anchor, and reporter for News 2. As a lawyer, he has also served as a meteorological expert in civil litigation. He continues to enjoy his role as a volunteer meteorological adviser on the Charleston School of Law’s Emergency Preparedness Committee.
< Ben and his wife Nina with United States Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor.
Ben spent nearly a decade as a broadcast meteorologist, anchor, and reporter for News 2, and for News 14 Carolinna in. As a lawyer, he has also served as a meteorological expert in civil litigation.
Ben and his family live in Mount Pleasant and have worked and lived in this community for more than 20 years. He and his wife, former Emmy-winning news anchor Nina Sossamon-Pogue, are the proud parents of three children, all born and raised in the Lowcountry.
Ben studied law and earned his Juris Doctor at the Charleston School of Law. Upon graduation he was honored to be inducted into the prestigious Forensic Club, and later was named the first President of the Charleston School of Law’s Alumni Association.
Ben earned a Bachelor of Science degree at the College of William and Mary in Virginia. He studied journalism at Virginia Commonwealth University before embarking on his broadcast career. Ben received his meteorological training in the Broadcast Meteorology Program at Mississippi State University, receiving a Certificate of Geosciences.
Ben participated in the Honor Council at both the College of William and Mary, and at the Charleston School of Law.
advocacy & involvement
Ben has served on the Board of Directors of East Cooper Meals on Wheels, and currently works with St. Vincent de Paul Society in outreach for St. Clare of Assisi Catholic Church, in order to address affordable housing needs. He serves on the School Improvement Council of Academic Magnet High School.
He continues to enjoy his role as a volunteer meteorological adviser on the Charleston School of Law’s Emergency Preparedness Committee.