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Scott Alan Bennett

Scott Alan Bennett

also known as Scott A. Bennett, Scott Bennett

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About Me

Scott began his career at The Beasley
Firm in 1977 by helping Jim Beasley Sr. research and write "Product
Liability and the Unreasonably Dangerous Requirement." This textbook has
been cited by numerous state courts and state Supreme Courts as an
authoritative standard on product liablity law.


For the last 30 years, Scott has also functioned as the firm’s go-to
lawyer in litigation regarding automobile claims and insurance, and has
won many substantial judgements. He specializes in auto accidents
involving roadway defects. He has also posted impressive awards for
clients in cases involving medical malpractice, product liability, civil
rights, and premises liability.


Scott has been recognized as one of Pennsylvania's "Super Lawyers." A
recent case he litigated, Washington v. City of Lancaster et al. spurred
significant changes in the way that the City of Lancaster Police
Department transports K-9 police dogs. Scott was interviewed as a legal
expert about dog bite law and litigation on the Comcast network's It's
Your Call with Lynn Doyle.
In the area of civil rights, Scott took
on the Philadelphia
Police Department
and obtained a substantial settlement for the
death of an unarmed man.


He also worked with Jim Beasley Sr. on landmark 1984 wrongful death
case against the Philadelphia Housing Authority that resulted in an $8
million verdict based on PHA's failure to install smoke detectors in all
of its units. The case was filed after a fire that resulted in the
deaths of six children. After the verdict in Myers v. PHA, smoke
detectors were installed in all PHA homes. 


Scott also has given many lectures at Continuing Legal
Education Programs for the National Business Institute, including
"Trying the Wrongful Death Case in Pennsylvania: Strategies in
Preparation and Vaulation," "Premises Liability: Preparation and Trial
of a Difficult Case in Pennsylvania," and "Trying the Soft Tissue Injury
Case in Pennsylvania." He is a graduate cum laude from the University
of Massachussetts and received his law degree from the Villanova School
of Law in 1976.


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Practice Areas


  1. Personal Injury: 25%
  2. Car Accidents: 25%
  3. Defective and Dangerous Products: 25%
  4. Medical Malpractice: 25%

Attorney Endorsements

1 total 

  • Christian K. Lassen II

    The Lassen Law Firm endorses this top-notch lawyer.


    Christian Lassen Personal Injury Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

The Beasley Firm, LLC

The Beasley Building
1125 Walnut Street
Philadelphia, PA, 19107



Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Super LawyerPennsylvania Super Lawyers2011
Super LawyerPennsylvania Super Lawyers2010
Super LawyerPennsylvania Super Lawyers2009
Super LawyerPennsylvania Super Lawyers2007
BV RatedMartindale-HubbellN/A
Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
AssociateThe Beasley Firm, LLC1977 - Present
Association NamePosition NameDuration
Philadelphia Trial Lawyers AssociationMember, Products Liability Committee1984 - 1985
United States District Court for the Eastern District of PennsylvaniaMember1977 - Present
United States Court of Appeals for the Third CircuitMember1977 - Present
Pennsylvania Bar AssociationMember1976 - Present
Philadelphia Bar AssociationMemberN/A
American Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Association of Trial Lawyers of AmericaMemberN/A
Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers AssociationMemberN/A
Publication NameTitleDate
American Law InstituteProduct Liability and the Unreasonably Dangerous Requirement1981
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Villanova University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1976
University of MassachusettsCum LaudeBA - Bachelor of Arts1973
Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Evidence and Expert Testimony Best Practices: Supporting Your CaseEvidence, Experts and Hearsay in the Courtroom2010
Trying the Soft Tissue Injury Case in PennsylvaniaPersonal InjuryN/A
Strategies in Preparation and VaulationTrying the Wrongful Death Case in PennsylvaniaN/A
Preparation and Trial of a Difficult Case in PennsylvaniaPremises LiabilityN/A