Ben Hartman is a partner in the estates and trusts practice group and the corporate taxation practice group.
Ben, based in the Firm’s St. Simons Island office, has extensive experience in the areas of estate planning, estate administration, fiduciary litigation, incapacity planning/conservatorships, corporate formation, and governance. Over the years, he has acted as counsel for Glynn County industries, the hospital authority, physician practice groups, nonprofit organizations, and the Brunswick Housing Authority. He also represents various timber interests and bank trust departments.
He is the past president of the Brunswick-Glynn County Bar Association. In 2007, Ben was selected as one of Brunswick’s “20 Under 40” business leaders by Golden Isles Magazine.
Ben has a legacy of extensive community involvement in the Golden Isles. A graduate of Leadership Georgia and Leadership Glynn, he currently serves on the board of governors for the Georgia Chamber of Commerce. He is also the chairman of the Katz-Helen and Ray Whittle, Jr. Foundation and serves on the boards of the College of Coastal Georgia Foundation and the Children’s Advocacy Centers of Georgia. Ben previously served as chairman of the Brunswick-Golden Isles Chamber of Commerce from 2020 to 2021.
Ben is licensed to practice law in Georgia and is a fellow with the Lawyers Foundation of Georgia. He is active in the Fiduciary Law Section of the State Bar of Georgia and has been a frequent lecturer at institutes sponsored by the State Bar.
Ben earned a B.A. in History from Furman University in 1993 and graduated cum laude from the University of Georgia School of Law in 1996. Ben is a longtime resident of St. Simons Island, where he lives with his wife, Leslie, and their three children. Ben is an elder at St. Simons Presbyterian Church.
Brunswick-Golden Isles Chamber of Commerce: Chairman, 2020-2021
Children’s Advocacy Centers of Georgia: Board Member
College of Coastal Georgia Foundation: Board Member
Furman University Planned Giving Advisory Board
Golden Isles Career Academy Foundation: Board Member
Gridiron Secret Society: Member
Katz-Helen and Ray Whittle, Jr. Foundation: Chairman
Leadership Georgia: Graduate
Leadership Glynn: Graduate
St. Simons Presbyterian Church: Elder
University of Georgia School of Law: J.D., cum laude, 1996 Furman University: B.A., History, 1993
State Bar of Georgia: Fiduciary Law Section, Legislative Committee, 2012-2013
Brunswick-Glynn County Bar Association: Past President
Lawyers Foundation of Georgia: Fellow
Georgia Trend Magazine Legal Elite: 2012 & 2015-2022 Georgia Trend Magazine’s annual listing of Georgia’s top attorneys, selected by their peers. The list includes eight practice areas: business law; personal injury litigation; criminal law; labor and employment; taxes, estates and trusts; bankruptcy and creditors’ rights; family law; and general practice/trial law.
Brunswick-Golden Isles Chamber of Commerce: Chairman’s Award, 2015 Attorney Ben Hartman received the Chairman’s Award at the Brunswick-Golden Isles Chamber of Commerce annual dinner on June 16, 2015.
Brunswick’s 20 Under 40: 2007 Brunswick’s 20 under 40 is an annually published list by Golden Isles Magazine, featuring 20 notable professionals and community leaders all under the age of 40.
Martindale-Hubbell: AV Rated The Martindale-Hubbell® PEER REVIEW RATINGS™ are an objective indicator of a lawyer’s high ethical standards and professional ability, generated from evaluations of lawyers by other members of the bar and the judiciary in the United States and Canada.