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Bennett James Wills

Practice areas:

Contracts & Agreements, Litigation, Lawsuits & Disputes, Appeals, Criminal Defense

About Me

Wills | Law LLC. Bennett J. Wills, Managing Attorney at Wills Law LLC.


 


We are redefining fing the practice of law to meet the demands of the legal services industry. From independent clients to large businesses, we can assist with your legal needs.*


 


Attorney Bennett J. Wills managing attorney of Wills Law LLC and is of counsel to the Law Offices of Thomas M. Donnelly, LLC, located in the heart of Baltimore, Maryland. In 2014 he was awarded the Top 40 Under 40 award by the National Trial Lawyers Association and was awarded Super Lawyers 2015 Rising Star.


Bennett's practice areas include civil and criminal appeals, small business litigation, contract litigation, torts, consumer defense, landlord/tenant, and criminal law.


Prior to joining TMD, Bennett worked as a litigation associate for Peroutka & Peroutka, P.A. where he focused his practice on consumer banking law, accounts receivable, and civil litigation.


 


Bennett has proven himself time and time again as a strong litigator that will not take "no" as an answer from his opponents. He constantly delivers results for his clients in an utmost professional and zealous manner.


After graduating law school in 2011, Bennett clerked for the District Court of Maryland for Montgomery County where he assisted eleven judges adjudicate civil cases and criminal post convictions. During his tenure in law school, he worked with several small firms in many different practice areas. Those include appeals, criminal defense, criminal post conviction defense with the innocence project, personal injury and family matters.

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 2012

  1. Contracts & Agreements: 30%
    3 years
  2. Appeals: 20%
    3 years
  3. Lawsuits & Disputes: 20%
  4. Litigation: 20%
    3 years
  5. Criminal Defense: 10%
    3 years

Payment

Fees:

Contingent (25-40%), Fixed (Sometimes), Free Consultation (60 minutes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

108 total 

  • Andrew Robert Fiddes

    Bennett is an extremely talented and respected attorney in the legal community with a well earned reputation for being a fierce warrior in the courtroom. I wholeheartedly recommend him to anyone looking for a lawyer who knows the law and truly cares about protecting the rights of his clients and getting them the most favorable result possible.

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    Andrew Fiddes Criminal Defense Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • David Raymond Mahood

    I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Wills is an excellent attorney who has practical advice and a caring attitude which go a long way to giving clients what they need in their legal issues.

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    David Mahood Divorce & Separation Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

401 E. Pratt Street
Suite 2415
Baltimore, MD, 21202

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License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
MDActive201206/08/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Awards
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Top One Percent - SelectedNational Association of Distinguished Counsel2015
Top ContributorAvvo2015
Rising StarSuper Lawyers2015
Top ContributorAvvo2014
Top 40 Under 40 - SelectedNational Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers2014
Top 40 Under 40National Trial Lawyers2014
Clients' Choice AwardAvvo2014
Associate of the YearLaw Offices of Thomas M. Donnelly2014
Top ContributorAvvo2013
Innocence Project CertificateUniversity of Baltimore2011
President Criminal Law AssociationUniversity of Baltimore Student Body2011
Cerification of Legal RearchLexis2010
Innocence Project CertificateUniversity of Baltimore2010
Certification for Advanced Legal ResearchWestLaw2010
Dean's ListBelmont University2007
Dean's ListBelmont University2006

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
Managing AttorneyWills Law, LLC2015 - Present
AssociatePeroutka & Peroutka, PA2013 - 2013
Of CounselLaw Offices of Thomas M. Donnelly2013 - Present
Law ClerkDistrict Court of Maryland2012 - 2013
Law ClerkLaw Offices of Thomas M. Donnelly2011 - 2011
Law ClerkIsaac Klein Law2010 - 2010
InternCourt of Appeals of Maryland2010 - 2011
Rule 16 Student AttorneyInnocence Project Clinic2010 - 2011
Account ExecutiveThe Adam Group2007 - 2008

Associations
Association NamePosition NameDuration
Super LawyersMember2015 - Present
Notary Public of the State of MarylandNotary Public2014 - Present
National Trial Lawyers AssociationMember2014 - Present
United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth CircuitBar Member2013 - Present
United States District Court for the District of MarylandBar Member2013 - Present
Maryland Volunteer Lawyers ServiceVolunteer Attorney2013 - Present
Anne Arundel County Bar AssociationMember2013 - Present
Bar Association of Baltimore CityMember2013 - Present
Maryland Association for JusticeMember2012 - Present
Maryland State Bar AssociationMember2012 - Present
UB Criminal Law AssociationPresident2010 - 2011
Phi Alpha DeltaMember2009 - Present

Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
Payne & Bond v. StateReversed and Remanded for New Trial
Maryland Portfolios v. KaranjaJudgment for Plaintiff
Credit Acceptance Corp. v. HigdonJudgment for Plaintiff

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Education
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Baltimore School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2011
Belmont UniversityBusinessB.B.A.2007
Franklin Road AcademyN/AUnknown2003

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Personal Injury Trial PreparationParticipant - Personal Injury Seminar2014
Personal Injury PreparationParticipant - Personal Injury Seminar2014
NASPParticipant - Automotive Subrogation2013
Solo/Small Firm MarketingParticipant - Solo/Small Firm2012