Benjamin Cloward Attorney
Benjamin P. Cloward at the age of 37 was the youngest lawyer in the history of the State of Nevada to be awarded the prestigious “Trial Lawyer of the Year” by the Nevada Justice Association. That same year, he became the youngest member of the Nevada, Las Vegas Chapter of ABOTA (American Board of Trial Advocates), and also the youngest person in the State of Nevada to be Board Certified as a Personal Injury Specialist. He has received many additional recognitions including being AV-Rated by Martindale-Hubbell and receiving a perfect 10.0 by AVVO.com. He has been featured in several magazines in Nevada for his accomplishments and hard work.
Ben recently obtained a $15 million verdict for a family whose disabled son was allowed to choke to death on a paratransit bus. Ben also obtained a $12.9 million verdict for a family whose life had been altered by a drunk driver that injured the mother and killed the daughter. He also recently received a $10 million settlement for a client who was significantly injured from a fall which resulted in a moderate brain injury. Ben successfully argued the Khoury v. Seastrand, 133 Nev. Adv. Op. 52 (July 28, 2016) case which was a huge victory for all injured Nevadans because it rejected the Howell-doctrine, which allows negligent people who caused harm to get a discount when they hit responsible citizens who carried personal health insurance.
Ben is a graduate of the famed Gerry Spence Trial Lawyer’s College and believes as does Gerry that “It all begins with you . . .” Ben serves on the board for a nonprofit company called the Loa Fund, which focuses on providing financial assistance to those who struggle with addiction to receive help through wilderness therapy and other addiction recovery programs.
Ben believes that you can never truly understand another human until you have walked a mile in their shoes and that everyone should be given the benefit of the doubt and a chance to prove themselves. Ben was raised in Salem, Utah. As a young boy Ben earned his Eagle Scout Award and after graduation from high school, he served a two-year mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in Louisiana.
Ben attended the University of Utah and graduated in 2005 with a bachelor’s degree in finance. He began law school at the University of Tulsa, College of Law. After his first year Ben transferred to the University of Utah, S.J. Quinney College of Law, where he graduated in 2008.
While in law school, Ben received the Outstanding Achievement Award for Teaching Law in the High School, the CALI Excellence for the Future Award for Property, and was on the Dean’s List. He also served as the President of the J. Reuben Clark Law Society and as a Judicial Intern for the then-State Court Presiding Judge, Gregory K. Frizzell, who is now a Judge for the United States District Court for the Northern District of Oklahoma.
He also participated as a Note and Comment Editor for the Journal of Land, Resources, and Environment Law, where his Comment, Why has State v. Hutchinson Been Ignored? An Analysis of Why Utah Cities Lack Authority to Exact Water, 28 J. Land Resources & Envtl. L. 433, was selected for publication.
Since becoming a lawyer for people, Ben has received specialized training on the subject of low speed rear impact crashes (LOSRIC). Ben uses this training to help restore peace and stability in the lives of his injured clients, and sincerely believes he has the best job in the world. He has successfully tried many LOSRIC cases with outstanding results, including obtaining verdicts upwards of thirty-times what the insurance companies were offering prior to trial.
Ben’s interests outside of work include spending time with his wife and two beautiful daughters. He also enjoys hunting, bass-fishing, camping and watching the Boston Red Sox.