Benjamin J. Samuelson

Benjamin J. Samuelson

Davenport, Iowa

Ben Samuelson is a trial lawyer engaged in a broad civil litigation practice including medical malpractice defense, hospital liability defense, insurance defense, dram shop claims, construction litigation and business disputes. He’s practiced in Illinois and Iowa state courts in the Quad Cities for over 17 years.

Ben grew up in Davenport and moved back after graduating from law school in 2000. In that time he has been regularly involved in legal and community activities. He currently a member of the Scott County Bar Association Executive Committee and previously sat on the Rock Island County Bar Association Board of Managers. He serves on multiple boards including being President or the Moline Soccer Club and the Public Interest Law Initiative (PILI) for the 14th Judicial Circuit. In 2013 he received the Thomas L. Kilbride Award from the Rock Island Bar Association for pro bono work.

Areas of Practice

  • Civil Litigation
  • Business Litigation
  • Personal Injury Defense
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Products Liability

Bar Admissions

  • Illinois, 2000
  • Iowa, 2001
  • U.S. District Court Central District of Illinois
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Iowa


  • Loyola University Chicago School of Law, Chicago, Illinois
    • J.D. - 2000
    • Honors: Dean's List
    • Honors: Constitutional Law Moot Court Team
  • University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa
    • B.A., Bachelor of Arts - 1997
    • Honors: Honors Program
    • Honors: Dean's List
    • Major: Religion
    • Major: Economics
    • Minor: Business

Honors and Awards

  • 14th Judicial Circuit Arbitrator (2002 – present)
  • 2013 Rock Island County Bar Association, Justice Thomas Kilbride Award recipient
  • Iowa Academy of Trial Lawyers, 2017
  • Speaker: “Valuing Personal Injury Cases”, Scott County Bar Association Annual Seminar, December 2015
  • Speaker: “Attorney Communications with the Public in Social Media”, Deere & Company, June 2013
  • Speaker: “New Illinois Rules of Professional Conduct”, Deere & Company, January 2010
  • Speaker: "Admission of Medical Bills in Personal Injury Cases" Rock Island County Bar Association Annual Seminar, October 2009

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Illinois Association of Defense Trial Counsel, 2001 - Present
  • Illinois State Bar Association, 2001 - Present
  • Iowa Defense Counsel Association, 2001 - Present
  • Iowa State Bar Association
  • Rock Island County Bar Association, 2000 - Present
  • Scott County Bar Association, 2001 - Present

Pro Bono Activities

  • Illinois Association of Defense Trial Counsel, Board of Directors, 2015 – 2017
  • Moline Center Partners, Board of Directors 2005-2009
  • Moline Soccer Club, Board of Directors, 2014-present, President 2017
  • Public Interest Law Initiative (PILI) 14th Judicial Circuit, Board of Directors, 2014 – present
  • Quad City Insurance Golf League, Treasurer, 2004-2009
  • Rock Island County Bar Association, Board of Managers, 2015 - 2017
  • Scott County Bar Association, Executive Council, 2016 – present