Benjamin C Hassebrock

Benjamin C Hassebrock

Miami, Florida

Born and raised in central Iowa, Ben Hassebrock is a 2001 graduate of the University of Iowa and a 2007 graduate of the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Law. Following law school, Ben began his litigation practice at a Kansas City firm, where he represented both policyholders and insurers in various coverage disputes. He relocated to Miami in 2009 to join Ver Ploeg & Lumpkin, and now dedicates his practice to the representation of policyholders in all types of insurance coverage and bad faith litigation.

Ben has extensive experience in life, health and disability insurance matters, including employer-sponsored ERISA plans.  He handles all aspects of these claims, from counseling clients in the early stages of filing claims and administrative appeals, up through litigation, trial and appellate review.  Ben has successfully litigated and resolved many other types of first and third-party insurance claims and bad faith actions, including residential and commercial property, business interruption, commercial general liability, and professional liability claims.

Areas of Practice

  • Insurance Coverage Litigation
  • Insurance Bad Faith

Bar Admissions

  • Missouri, 2007
  • Florida, 2010
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 11th Circuit
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court District of Kansas
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Missouri


  • University of Missouri-Columbia School of Law, Columbia, Missouri
    • J.D. - 2007
    • Law Review: Missouri Law Review, Note and Comment Editor
  • University of Iowa
    • B.A. - 2001

Published Works

  • Recent Developments in Insurance Law on Notice: The Continuing Trend Toward Requiring Prejudice, (Co-Author), New Appleman on Insurance: Current Critical Issues in Insurance Law, 2009
  • Our Federalism Changes Course: The Supreme Court Limits Sovereign Immunity in Bankruptcy Actions, Missouri Law Review, 2007
  • Unnecessary But Proper: The Missouri Court of Appeals Expands the Constructive Trust Doctrine While Ignoring the Recording Act, Missouri Law Review, 2006

Honors and Awards

  • Note and Comment Editor, Missouri Law Review

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • American Bar Association
  • Florida Justice Association
  • Miami-Dade Justice Association
  • NextGen Council - Chapman Partnership