Benjamin L. Bedard

Benjamin L. Bedard is the managing partner of the West Palm Beach office at RRB&T. He received his undergraduate degree, with honors, from the University of Florida and his Juris Doctor degree from the University of Florida Levin College of Law.

Mr. Bedard is a member of the Florida Bar and is an AV rated lawyer by Martindale-Hubbell. Mr. Bedard is a Florida Bar Board Certified Civil Trial Lawyer, which is the highest level of recognition for attorney competency and experience.  He is admitted to practice before the Supreme Court of the United States of America, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit, and U.S. District Courts for the Southern and Middle Districts of Florida, and is admitted to the Federal Bar for the Northern District of Florida.  He is also a member of the trial lawyer division of the Florida Bar. 

His professional affiliations include the Palm Beach County Bar Association, the Orange County Bar Association and the Martin County Bar Association.  He regularly lectures on topics involving Florida legal issues, alternative dispute resolution, and trial presentation. He has served as a member of the Palm Beach County Bar Association's Legislative/Local Government Liaison, Judicial Relations and Circuit Court Civil Practice committees.  He is a certified instructor for continuing education for insurance adjusters. 

Mr. Bedard has been elected to membership in The American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA) and the Palm Beach Chapter of ABOTA. He will serve as Vice President of the Palm Beach County Chapter in 2021. Members of ABOTA are required to be responsible for elevating the standards of integrity, honor, ethics, civility and courtesy in the legal profession.  Mr. Bedard is also a member of Defense Research Institute; the Risk and Insurance Management Society, Inc.; the Council on Litigation Management; the Propane Gas Defense Association; and a Masters member with the Craig S. Barnard American Inn of Court.

Mr. Bedard has been reappointed to a second term by Florida Governor Rick Scott to the 19th Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission.  He is currently serving as vice chair for the JNC.    

Mr. Bedard's areas of litigation practice include products liability, general negligence, employment law, commercial litigation, construction defects, premises liability, medical malpractice, negligent security, trucking and auto liability, governmental liability, insurance coverage and insurance bad faith. He is an experienced litigator and has tried a number of cases to verdict with very successful results. He also handles appeals for the firm.