Benjamin P. Ralston is a partner in the Atlanta office of Quintairos, Prieto, Wood & Boyer, P.A., whose extensive legal career is marked by notable achievements and a distinctive approach to the practice. Mr. Ralston specializes in long-term care and nursing home dense, professional liability, products liability, and commercial insurance claims.
Mr. Ralston has led and supervised attorneys handling over 200 case files for a significant nursing home chain. His prowess in professional liability defense is evident through his successful resolution of more than 100 cases against the same nursing home entity. Notably, he played a pivotal role in expanding business by attracting and developing partnerships with the nation's largest commercial insurer.
In a previous role, Mr. Ralston sat Third Chair at Trial in a substantial products liability case, skillfully handling cross-examinations and direct examinations. He was instrumental in drafting pre-trial evidentiary motions, managing discovery responses, document production, and depositions of fact witnesses. Additionally, he achieved a defense verdict at a two-day arbitration, effectively taking and defending all depositions during discovery, despite plaintiff's counsel requesting over $2.4 million in closing arguments. He also secured a Summary Judgment for Defendants in another case, where he drafted and argued a brief in support of the motion, overseeing all pertinent depositions.
His commitment to professional development is evident through his participation in the Long-Term Care Power Lawyers Program. This intensive six-month trial and case-handling training, centered around a hypothetical fact pattern in a long-term care setting.
Mr. Ralston earned his Juris Doctor in 2016 from the University of Georgia School of Law. Prior to that, he obtained a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Georgia in 2012. Additionally, he holds an Associate of Arts degree from Truett McConnell College.
He is licensed to practice in Georgia.
Areas of Practice
- General Litigation
- Civil Litigation
- Commercial Liability
- Hospitals/Acute Care Facilities
- Insurance and Insurers
- Medical Malpractice Defense
- Nursing Homes
- Product Liability
- Professional Malpractice Defense
University of Georgia School of Law, J.D. (2016)
The University of Georgia, B.A. (2012)
Truett McConnell College, A.A. (2012)