Ben Pogue

Charleston, South Carolina

Of Counsel

Before he became a successful trial lawyer, litigator, and mediator, Ben served our community for nearly a decade as a top-rated morning meteorologist and broadcast journalist for the NBC affiliate in Charleston. In the wake of Hurricane Katrina’s devastating impact in 2005, Ben gave up television and meteorology to volunteer with the American Red Cross relief effort. When he returned, he was called to serve in a different way, as an attorney.

Since graduating from the Charleston School of Law in 2009, Ben has tried dozens of cases to verdict—from million-dollar lawsuits involving disabling injury or corporate dispute, to small claims where a month’s rent can still be life-altering. He’s been named to the list of South Carolina Super Lawyers’ "Rising Stars" and was honored to be elected by his peers to the South Carolina Bar Association’s House of Delegates in 2016, where he continues to serve.

After rising to partner in a small defense practice, Ben launched his own firm in 2017. He is certified by the South Carolina Supreme Court as a mediator and arbitrator and has mediated hundreds of disputes. Ben has always been dedicated to serving those in need and having a deeper understanding of the solutions that impact his clients. That’s why he’s now proud to join the Finkel Law Firm, to bring clients a wider range of services and practice areas that offer a lifelong relationship with a team of advocates.

He is now also an adjunct professor at the Charleston School of Law, teaching Strategy and Tactics and incorporating litigation, negotiation, and mediation strategies.

Ben is married to Nina Sossamon-Pogue (author, speaker, podcaster, former tech executive, and Emmy-winning former news anchor) and they have lived in our community for more than 25 years. They are the proud parents of three children, all college graduates and educated in Charleston County public schools.

Education:

-College of William and Mary, B.S., Psychology, 1991

-Honor Council, Resident Assistant

-Mississippi State University, Cert. of Geosciences, 2000

-Charleston School of Law, J.D., 2009

-Forensic Club inductee

-Honor Council

-Moot Court Champion

-President, Alumni Association, 2010-2013

Memberships and Volunteer roles:

South Carolina Bar House of Delegates - elected member since 2016

North Charleston R.E.C.A.P. (Rebuilding Every Community Around Peace) - volunteer

East Cooper Faith Network - Board Member

Trident Literacy Association - Board Member

My Community’s Keeper Mentor Group – Board Member

Lowcountry Youth Services – Board Advisor

South Carolina Association for Justice - member

Sophia Institute- Social Justice Racial Equity Collaborative - Council member

National Center for Victims of Crime - Member

National Association for Community Mediation (NAFCA) - Member

National Association of Community and Restorative Justice (NACRJ) – Member

NOAA Weather Ready Nation Ambassador

Fix Flooding First - Member and Volunteer

Charleston Resilience Network - member and presenter

Charleston County Criminal Justice Coordinating Council - community participant

Primary Areas of Practice:

-Personal Injury

-Mediation & Arbitration

-General Litigation

-Strategic Consulting and Analysis

-Criminal Defense

Serving the people and businesses of South Carolina for over fifty years.