Benjamin Ford

Associate University Counsel

Ben joined the Office of University Counsel in 2018. His responsibilities include litigation and claims, construction, capital finance, utilities and transactional matters. Ben joined the University with more than 5 years experience in private practice representing clients in higher education, local government, toxic torts, products liability, premises liability and health care. Ben received his Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from the University of Illinois and his law degree from Southern Illinois University. Ben is licensed to practice law in Illinois and Missouri. He can be reached by e-mail at or by phone at (217) 333-0560.

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