R. Benson Ford was admitted to the Mississippi Bar in 2012.  His practice areas include commercial lending, finance, real estate and mergers and acquisitions.  Benson works extensively with lenders and commercial developers in the acquisition and sale of commercial real estate, construction projects and commercial lending.  While in law school, Benson was a member of the Mississippi Law Journal and a co-founder of the Mississippi Sports Law Society. 

Honors & Recognitions

  • The Best Lawyers in America: Ones to Watch (2021-24, Banking and Finance Law; Land Use and Zoning Law; Mergers and Acquisitions Law)
  • Mississippi Law Journal, Associate Articles Editor
  • Mississippi Sports Law Society, Co-Founder
  • Hugh C. "Buzzy" Clayton Memorial Scholarship
  • Will M. Whittington Memorial Law Scholarship
  • Phi Delta Phi Honor Society
  • Outstanding Student Award
  • Dean's List

Community & Professional

  • American Bar Association
  • The Mississippi Bar
  • Jackson Young Lawyers
  • Neon Night Committee Member (2017)
  • Madison United Methodist Church


Juris Doctor: University of Mississippi School of Law, magna cum laude, 2012

Study Abroad Program: Downing College, Cambridge University, 2010

Bachelor's Degree: Business Administration: Mississippi State University, summa cum laude, 2009