University of South Carolina, A.B., cum laude, 1989
University of South Carolina, J.D., 1992
South Carolina Bar
United States District Court for the District of South Carolina
United States Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit
Richland County Bar Association
American Bar Association
Ben McCoy joined Howser, Newman, & Besley at its inception in 1996 and has been a member of the firm since 1999. While his primary focus is on litigation, mediation has become a large facet of Ben’s law practice. The diversity that handling both defense and plaintiff’s matters provides has helped him grow as an attorney. As a litigator, Ben has handled cases involving a wide variety of legal issues, including medical malpractice, professional negligence, business contracts and disputes, premises liability, construction, wrongful death, and bodily injury. As a mediator, Ben’s cases include the full spectrum of business, property and injury cases.
Throughout his career, Ben has strived to become what he calls a “lawyer’s lawyer,” the kind of attorney that other attorneys can count on to know the law extremely well. Driven by the diverse challenges of working as an attorney, Ben loves that each case presents new obstacles to overcome, always forcing him to think creatively to provide his clients with the best possible outcomes.
Ben believes he does his best work when the moment is at its most intense. Clients appreciate the calm and collected demeanor with which he approaches each case. He zeroes in on the elements that he can control so he can find a solution to their legal issues and resolve cases in a way that not only satisfies the client’s needs but makes them feel good about the result.
Having lived in South Carolina since he was eight years old, Ben has a deep understanding of every corner of the state. He’s represented organizations like the American Red Cross and various school districts throughout South Carolina.
Ben McCoy has been named to Super Lawyers in 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, and 2020.