Ben Council graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a B.A. in biology. After graduating, he embarked on a long career in healthcare for twelve years and real estate for thirteen years. In healthcare, he worked both as an Electrocardiograph Technician and a board certified Polysomnographic Technologist. While in real estate, he worked as a real estate agent, appraisal trainee, and real estate investor.
To strengthen his knowledge base in the medical field, he obtained a master degree in healthcare administration from Pfieffer University. After receiving his master degree, he obtained his juris doctorate by graduating magna cum laude from Southern University Law Center.
Ben Council is admitted to practice before all Louisiana courts as well as the United States District Courts for the Eastern and Middle Districts of Louisiana. He is a member of the American Bar Association, Louisiana State Bar Association, New Orleans Bar Association, and Baton Rouge Bar Association.