Judge Benjamin H. Culbertson was born in Laurens, South Carolina in 1959. His parents are Ms. Laura H. Culbertson and the late Harley C. Culbertson. He is married to the former Renee Kinsey and they have 3 children, Jay, Max, and Maggie.
After attending Laurens County Public Schools, Judge Culbertson attended The Citadel from 1977 through 1981, graduating with a BA in History. Judge Culbertson then attended the University of South Carolina School of Law, graduating with a JD in 1984.
After completing law school, Judge Culbertson moved to Georgetown, SC and joined the firm of Schneider and O'Donnell, P.A., where he practiced for 5 years. From 1991 until 2007, he maintained a successful solo practice serving clients in Georgetown, SC. While managing his private practice, Judge Culbertson served first as an Assistant Municipal Court Judge for the City of Georgetown, SC from 1985 until 1996, then later as a Master-In-Equity for the County of Georgetown from 1996 until 2007. In May of 2007, he was elected to the Circuit Court to fill the unexpired term of Judge Paula Thomas.
Judge Culbertson is a member of the Georgetown County Bar Association, the South Carolina Bar Association, the Citadel Alumni Association, the Brigadier Club, the Georgetown Cotillion Club, and the Winyah Indigo Society.
Judge Culbertson and his family make their residence in Georgetown, SC and are members of Duncan Memorial United Methodist Church.