Jones Cork is pleased to announce that Benjamin (Ben) Claxton, Sr. has been named a Partner in our firm. Mr. Claxton joined Jones Cork, LLP in June of 2021 after practicing for six years in Mississippi.  Mr. Claxton focuses his practice on general civil litigation, and has experience representing individuals, insurance companies, and businesses in a wide range of disputes. He also has experience representing clients at the trial level through the appellate court system.

Mr. Claxton graduated with a degree in History from the University of Mississippi in 2002.  While at the University of Mississippi, he was a Captain of the Varsity Football Team. After graduation Mr. Claxton played in the National Football League from 2003-2011. Upon completion of his professional football career, he received his J.D. from Mississippi College School of Law in 2015, graduating magna cum laude. While in law school, Mr. Claxton was a member of the Mississippi College Law Review and served as the Executive Editor. He was also a member of the American Inns of Court, Charles Clark Chapter.

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