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Benjamin Watkins


Ben Watkins Member Cook and Watkins, PLC.


Benjamin H. Watkins, (“Ben”) is a founder and owner of Cook & Watkins PLC and native of Louisville, Kentucky, practicing from our Louisville office. Ben graduated from Louisville’s DuPont Manual High School in 2002, Lexington Kentucky’s Transylvania University in 2006 (majoring in political science and minoring in business administration), and from the University of Louisville Louis D. Brandeis School of Law in 2009. After sitting for and passing the summer 2009 Bar exam, Ben began practicing as an attorney with Mosley, Sauer, Townes & Watkins, PLLC in 2009, where he benefitted from the experience of practicing alongside and being mentored by his father, attorney Stephen Watkins. Ben successfully handles divorce, real estate, eviction, general contract and negotiation, and corporate law matters, but focuses his practice especially on the related areas of estate and tax planning and probate administration. Ben is a member of the Estate Planning Council of Louisville, loves tailoring estate and tax plans to each unique person, family, or small business, and believes that experience, legal and local knowledge, a diverse legal background, and compassion allow him to give exceptional representation to probate clients. Ben is an extremely proud husband and father and is a family focused person. He and family are members of Highland Presbyterian Church in Louisville.



Doctor of Jurisprudence (J.D.)
Louis D. Brandeis School of Law
University of Louisville
Louisville, Kentucky, 2009
Transylvania University
Louisville, Kentucky, 2006

Bar Admissions

Kentucky, 2009

Legal Work

Primary Practice Areas

Estate and Tax Planning
Probate Administration
Probate Litigation and Trust Disputes/ Modification/ Termination
Business Succession Planning
Real Estate, Corporate, General Negotiation

About Ben

Community Involvement

Probate & Trust Law section of Kentucky Bar, 2009 – Present
Member of the Estate Planning Council of Louisville
Everybody Reads Program, Reading Tutor/Mentor, Jefferson County Public Schools, 2007 – 2009

Fast Facts

Year Ben Joined the firm:

References and representative cases available upon request.