Benjamin S. Creedy
3007 Frederick Avenue St. Joseph, MO 64506Get Directions
Areas of Practice
Crop Insurance Disputes. Ben represents farmers in all types of crop insurance disputes. Ben is able to help farmers navigate the complex areas of arbitration, mediation and federal court litigation. He prides himself on being able to handle crop insurance disputes aggressively and affordably for farmers. Common areas of dispute Ben can help farmers with are denied claims based on an insurance company’s misinterpretation of the policy, an insurance company’s “lowball” adjustment of claims, a denial based on a farmer’s alleged failure to use “good farming practices,” and an insurance company’s wrongful termination of a policy.
Personal Injury and workers’ compensation. Ben handles personal injury and wrongful death claims, including cases involving dangerous products, medical malpractice, auto and tractor-trailer accidents, slips, trips and falls, insurance disputes, workers’ compensation, construction, farming and industrial accidents, boating accidents and motorcycle accidents.
Appeals. Ben handles most of the firm’s appeals. He has successfully argued appeals before the Missouri Supreme Court and the Missouri Court of Appeals in a wide range of cases, including insurance disputes, probate cases, divorce and family law cases, workers’ compensation cases and personal injury cases. He is available to associate with other attorneys to help with appeals.
OSHA and MSHA Compliance and Disputes. Ben represents employers against the Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA) and the Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) arising out of, among other things, OSHA and MSHA citations for alleged violations. Ben also assists employers with making sure they are in compliance with OSHA and MSHA regulations.
Courts Admitted to Practice
Ben has been admitted to practice law in the states of Missouri and Kansas. Federal courts include: U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit, U.S. District Court for the Western District of Missouri and the U.S. District Court for the District of Kansas.
He has also had the privilege of practicing in several other states on a case by case basis by associating with lawyers in those states, including Ohio, Texas, Illinois, California and Washington.
Education, Professional Associations and Recognition
Ben received his Bachelor of Science degree in Natural Resource Conservation from the University of Montana. He attended law school at the University of Kansas, graduating in 2004. During law school, Ben served as Editor-in-Chief of the Kansas Law Review, and at graduation he was honored with the Justice Lloyd Kagey Award for distinguished service in the law school. He is a member of the Order of the Coif.
Ben is a member of the Missouri Bar Association and the St. Joseph Bar Association. Ben is also a member of the Missouri Association of Trial Attorneys, the American Association for Justice, the American Agricultural Law Association, and the Christian Trial Lawyers Association.
Ben lives in St. Joseph, Mo., with his wife, Erin, and daughters, Isabelle and Ella Mae. Ben and his family are members of McCarthy Baptist Church in St. Joseph, where Ben serves as a deacon.
During law school, Ben quickly realized that he wanted to represent people who had suffered injuries or lost a loved one because of another person’s negligence. He felt like he could use his creativity and compassion to make a difference. The cases Ben has handled have allowed him to reach that goal. He enjoys taking on a client’s cause and achieving justice.
In his spare time, Ben enjoys activities with his family, reading and doing CrossFit at BFit CrossFit in St. Joseph.