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Attorney Michael T. Bennett, Jr., is the principal of the Bennett Law Group, a trial firm dedicated to the representation of individuals who have suffered injuries and death due to the negligence of others.
Mike comes from a family of lawyers and judges, including his father, grandfather, uncle, two great-uncles, and a cousin, all of whom practiced law here in the state of Georgia.
From early in his childhood, Mike was tutored on the intricacies of the law as the family regularly discussed historical cases, as well as those cases handled by their personal law firms. With the law obviously in his blood, Mike was drawn to law school after graduating from the University of Georgia. He began working for the family firm while still in law school, and with his career path firmly set, chose to accelerate his studies and completed the typical three years of law school in only two years. However, this extremely fast attack on law school did not hurt his studies as he still graduated with magna cum laude honors and in the top five of his class.
Over the years his family members practiced in various areas of the law, including government, criminal, bankruptcy and business law, but Mike always wanted to represent individuals who were injured or wronged by the negligence of others and chose to focus on personal injury and wrongful death civil litigation. After a number of years working in the family personal injury law firm while in school and after graduation, Mike decided to learn how the “other side” worked and decided to go to work for a large defense firm that represented large insurance companies and big businesses.
Working for the defense gave Mike great insight into the strategies and inner workings of the insurance companies and businesses, but within a few years he was ready to follow his heart and return to working for individuals to get them the compensation they are entitled to when they are injured due to the negligence of others. Mike then opened his own personal injury and wrongful death firm in 2005. That young firm has now grown into the Bennett Law Group.
Since beginning his career more than fifteen years ago, Mr. Bennett has represented clients in a variety of specialties, including all types of motor vehicle accidents (such as cars, tractor-trailers, motorcycles, buses, boats, and RVs); other roadway injuries to bicyclists and pedestrians, as well as injuries on business property, such as slip and falls, falling merchandise, negligent security, and physical assaults.
In addition to extensive experience in these types of cases, Mike Bennett has also developed unique specialties in the areas of elevator/escalator injuries, persons injured at Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson Airport, and in medical malpractice cases, including failure to diagnose cancer and nursing home abuse.
Mr. Bennett is proud to have achieved significant results for his clients, having represented parties in numerous cases exceeding one million dollars, including several million and multi-million dollar cases, as well as many more cases exceeding $100,000.00. For more details, please see our “Settlement & Verdicts” as well as our “Client Testimonials”
Mike Bennett has built a strong reputation in Atlanta and throughout the state of Georgia by bringing cases to trial and obtaining excellent jury verdicts for our clients. Every case is prepared from the beginning for presentation to a jury. Our reputation for detailed trial preparation and uncommon results has also led to enormous success in resolving cases through settlement without even going to trial.
Attorney Bennett receives a significant number of clients through referrals from other attorneys. Mike is recognized in the legal community as an effective and efficient litigator that has the ability to obtain favorable settlements and jury verdicts through meticulous trial preparation for all types of personal injury cases. Mike also speaks as an authority at legal seminars and was a two term member of the John Marshall Law School Alumni Board.
Catastrophic injury and wrongful death cases require not only experience and know how, but also significant manpower and financial funding. Mike Bennett, along with his team at the Bennett Law Group, has the resources necessary to bring complex litigation to trial if a fair settlement cannot be reached.
Mike lives in Atlanta with his wife Abby and his two boys, Thomas and Cab. When not in the courtroom, he enjoys spending time with his family and can always be found on the sports fields coaching his son’s teams.
John Marshall Law School, Juris Doctor 1997
- Graduated Magna Cum Laude, Top 5 in class
- Editorial Board of Law Review
- Founder and President of the Sports and Entertainment Law Society
- Law Clerk to Judge M. Gino Brogdon, State Court of Fulton County
- Bennett Law Group (2005-Present). Personal Injury practice exclusively representing individuals and families in wrongful death and injury cases;
- Swift, Currie, McGhee & Hiers, LLP (2000-2005). Insurance defense practice defending insurance companies and large corporations for personal injury defense;
- Bennett & Associates, P.C. (1997 – 2000). Personal Injury practice exclusively representing individuals and families in wrongful death and injury cases.
- Admitted 1997, State Bar of Georgia
- Georgia Supreme Court
- Georgia Court of Appeals
- Georgia State and Superior Courts
- U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit
- U.S. District Court, Northern District of Georgia
- U.S. District Court, Middle District of Georgia
PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS AND ASSOCIATIONS:
- Member of Cambridge’s Who’s Who 2008
- Memer of the Alumni Board – John Marshall Law School
- American Bar Association
- State Bar of Georgia
- Georgia Trial Lawyers Association
- Assocation of Trial Lawyers of America