When Ben Bronston set out to create his own law firm in the early 1990s, his focus was on providing clients superior service. He has stuck with that credo ever since, as he has built a reputation in the area for the quality of his work on behalf of injured clients.
“You really do become part of our family when you hire us,” Bronston says. “You are known by your name and not by your file number. And when we represent you, we roll up our sleeves and get immersed in the details so that no stones are left unturned.”
Bronston received his undergraduate and J.D. degrees from Tulane University in 1986 and 1989, and then went to work as a lawyer in a firm that defended insurance companies and corporations. The job was not to his liking, but provided valuable knowledge that he has continued to put to use.
“I know their mindset and their inner workings,” he says, “and I think that helps a great deal when negotiating and going up against insurance companies and large corporations now on behalf of my clients.”
After three years in that capacity, Bronston decided that he wanted to work for people — and not for insurance companies and corporations.
“I have always hated big guys picking on little guys,” he says. “And I’ve always wanted to help people who need the help and couldn’t help themselves without a little help.”
His efforts have produced significant outcomes for his clients, including:
- $450,000 for a man who went to a hospital for routine treatment of an existing condition and suffered a lung infection when an unqualified person performed the procedure.
- $335,000 for a man who suffered a back injury that required surgery after being struck from behind by a commercial vehicle.
- $300,000 and $225,000 for two other clients who suffered injuries after being rear-ended by vehicles.
- $250,000 for a man whose pre-existing neck injury was exacerbated by a doctor who manipulated the client’s neck prior to performing diagnostic studies.
Bronston’s practice covers the Houston and Laredo areas and focuses solely on representing injured clients in all types of cases, ranging from motor-vehicle injuries to premises liability to dog bites. He also represents injured maritime workers in federal Jones Act cases.
For Bronston, the personal rewards that come from helping people get their lives back together provide him the greatest satisfaction.
“Some of the people we help are so appreciative,” he says. “They’re scared, they’re hurt, they’ve lost their loved one or their earning capability is damaged, and we help to make things right. We can’t bring back a loved one from the dead and we can’t mend broken bones, but we can help hold people responsible who should be held responsible.”
His commitment to helping people is not limited to his own law practice. His firm underwrites the annual fundraiser for the Houston chapter of Best Buddies, which benefits children with special needs. The firm also provides free turkeys to children’s families at a school in Laredo.
In his limited spare time, Bronston enjoys playing tennis and fishing and is an enthusiastic supporter of the performing arts.