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Ben Stearns counsels insurance industry clients on regulatory, compliance, transactional, international, and cross-border matters, and defends insurers in coverage litigation. His practice includes work for insurers in the property and casualty, life and health, and travel insurance industries. In addition, Ben provides licensing and compliance counsel to clients operating in other regulated industries, including the professional services, cannabis, and alcohol sectors. He also lobbies the Florida executive branch and legislature.
Ben has provided guidance in the counterterrorism field. His work has led to presentations on the Support Anti-Terrorism by Fostering Effective Technologies Act of 2002, a government program designed to promote the development of anti-terrorism technologies, and research on intervention protocols provided by mental health practitioners to persons trending toward extremist ideologies.



  • The Best Lawyers in America: Ones to Watch, Corporate Governance and Compliance Law, Insurance Law (2023–2024)

Professional & Community Involvement

  • American Bar Association
    • Chair, Government Operations and Liability Subcommittee

Speaking Engagements

  • "Legal Protection for Practitioners," Eradicate Hate Global Summit 2022, Pittsburgh, PA (September 19–21, 2022)
  • "Legal Liabilities Series: The SAFETY Act and Civil Liability Principles," McCain Institute (April 13, 2021)
  • "Cannabis & Regulating Social Equity," ABA Section of State and Local Government Law Annual Meeting (July 22, 2020)



  • Florida State University College of Law (J.D., cum laude, 2013)
  • University of Florida (M.A., 2010)
  • University of Miami (B.A., 2006)

Bar Admissions

Court Admissions


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