Little Rock
400 W. Capitol Avenue
Suite 1700
Little Rock, AR 72201

San Francisco
275 Battery Street
Suite 2000
San Francisco, CA 94111


J.D., University of California, Davis, School of Law, 2000

  • Public Interest Law Scholar
  • Nominee, Martin Luther King Jr. Service Award

B.A., History, California State University, Northridge, 1997

  • Recipient, Best Paper by Graduating Student
  • Dean's List, five semesters


Chambers USA, listed as a “Leader” in Arkansas in the field of General Commercial Litigation

Mid-South Super Lawyers, listed as a “Rising Star” in the fields of Business Litigation, Health Care, and Personal Injury Defense: Products

Benjamin D. Brenner is an experienced trial attorney and litigator specializing in the defense of complicated drug, pharmaceutical, and device, (including multi-district litigation (MDL) proceedings), medical malpractice, and commercial cases. His 18 years of practice also include the prosecution, defense, and trial of criminal, construction, employment, and healthcare cases. Over the course of his career, Mr. Brenner has taken and defended hundreds of depositions, worked with focus groups and participated in mock-jury exercises, prepared high-ranking corporate officers to testify, counseled clients on “bet-the-company” litigation, tried over 10 civil and numerous criminal cases to decision, and been appointed a Special Judge of the Little Rock District Court in Pulaski County, Arkansas.

Mr. Brenner is Of Counsel in the Little Rock office of Gordon & Rees. He is a member of the Firm’s Drug & Medical Device, Tort & Products Liability, and Commercial Litigation practice groups. He is also an accomplished blues guitarist and singer/songwriter, having competed in the International Blues Challenge in Memphis, Tennessee four times – most recently in January 2019.


U.S. District Courts, Arkansas and California
U.S. Court of Appeals, Eighth and Ninth Circuits


Arkansas Bar Association
Defense Research Institute (DRI), 2014 to present

  • Drug & Device Section, 2014 to present

Henry Woods American Inn of Court, 2008 to present

  • President, 2011 – 2012
  • Counselor, 2010 – 2011
  • Executive Committee, 2010 to 2014

Pulaski County Bar Association

  • Cast Member, The Gridiron, 2008, 2010, 2016

Community Involvement

Special Judge, District Court of Little Rock, Arkansas, appointed by Judge Vic Fleming, 2012 to present
Director, Arkansas Judges and Lawyers Assistance Program (JLAP) Foundation, 2014 to present

  • Chair, Executive Director Search Committee, 2015 to 2016

Commissioner, Little Rock Sustainability Commission, 2010 to present
Director, Arkansas Repertory Theatre, December 2010 to 2016
Member, Main Street Revitalization Committee of the Little Rock Downtown Partnership, January 2011 to 2013
Representative, International Blues Challenge (Memphis, TN), Solo/Duo Category: Spa City Blues Society, 2009 and 2012; Buffalo River Blues Society, 2016; Arkansas River Blues Society, 2019