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Bennett James Wills

Litigation Attorney at Brentwood, TN

4.9   22 reviews

Licensed for 10 years

About Bennett

Learn Bennett’s areas of practice.

3
Practice areas
  1. Litigation
    50%
    General civil litigation in the areas of real estate, business, contract disputes, debt collection, landlord representation, and various other lawsuits and disputes.

    10 years

  2. Business
    25%
    Business litigation, formation, dissolution, operational compliance, partnership disputes, member and shareholder disputes.

    10 years

  3. Real estate
    25%
    Litigation and transactional work related to buying and selling real property, contract disputes, contract review, adverse possession claims, boundary line disputes, etc.

    10 years

Based in Nashville, Tennessee, Bennett is an experienced courtroom litigator with more than a decade of experience and has been involved in hundreds of cases. Practice areas include civil litigation in just about all things real estate, business, and general disputes; real estate and business transactions, including partnership disputes, business formations, business dissolution, and business purchases; as well as the occasisional divorce, or criminal matter.

Mr. Wills is licensed in Tennessee, Maryland, the United States District Court for the District of Maryland, United States District Court for the Middle District of Tennessee, Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals, and Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals. 

He has been awarded the Super Lawyers Rising Star award several years in a row, and the Top 40 Under 40 award by the National Trial Lawyers organization.

The reviews speak for themselves. If you have a legal issue call, text, or email for a consultation. 

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Licensed for 10 years
State TN
Status Active
Acquired 2016
Updated 11/19/2022
State MD
Status Active
Acquired 2012
Updated 07/12/2022

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Contact Bennett

Bennett Wills
750 Old Hickory Blvd Ste 150 Bldg 2
Brentwood, TN, 37027

Reviews

4.9 / 5.0
  22 customer reviews
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Posted by Alicia | June 19, 2014
The Best!
I hired Mr. Wills to help my small business recover money from some of my own former clients that failed to pay me for my own services. He was very kind and knowledgeable. He reviewed my contracts and explained all of my options. Mr. Wills was able to resolve all of my issues without ever even having to go to court! I highly recommend his services and will call him first when I need another attorney.
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Posted by April | March 12, 2014
An attorney that actually works for you and not his pocket!
Mr. Bennett is an extremely rare find when it comes to an attorney! He is compassionate, knowledgeable and willing to assist as needed. I came to him with questions about a security deposit thinking that a small claim would be the answer and found with the initial free advice that my scenario wasn't that simple. During the initial visit Bennett found that my lease was signed by the landlords company that was in bad standing. A small claim while representing my self would be something that could be done but it wouldn't be simple. In the end while working with Bennett he found that not only were the landlords unlawful but that their attorney was as well. My initial security deposit and more was what we won and I should expect it this week. Thank you Bennett! Being a single female I always seem to find people that want to take advantage of me vs. help to my advantage. Bennett is one of those rare attorneys that truly help. He likes a good fight and isn't afraid of going to court especially if what he's fighting for is truly the right thing to do. I never once felt like he was taking advantage of me and I will continue to use his services if necessary. I cannot stress enough that Bennett should be your first choice when circumstances require legal assistance. Trust me... he won't let you down.
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Posted by Austin P | November 2, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Extremely Happy Client
Mr. Bennett has provided myself and my company an excellent legal service. He has helped us through various contracts, questions, concerns, and other real estate legal advice. He takes the times to listen to his clients needs as well as help them understand a plan of action moving forward. I've worked with many "lawyers" but few have compared to this experience. Thanks Bennett!
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Posted by Michelle | November 1, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Mr. Wills is amazing at dealing with modern stupidity.
I found myself being sued by a former boss over some of the dumbest things. I was of course scared. I don't know law, nor am I rich to deal with this kind of nonsense. Mr. Wills was fair in pricing, put my mind at ease, and handled the suit with ease. If you want someone to tell you the truth and handle business, this is the man and law office for you!!!
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Posted by Tim | October 31, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Exceeded My Expectations!
Attorney Wills’s knowledge of the law and presentation skills far exceeded my expectations! Very pleased customer!
Posted by anonymous | May 4, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Attorney who is professional, extremely competent and great people skills!
I hired Mr Wills to handle two lawsuits which were somewhat related. He is one of the most professional and competent attorneys I have ever worked with and just an overall nice person. He is clearly experienced in the courtroom and even the Judge complemented Mr Wills on his presentation which involved taking a complex case and breaking it down where the Judge could easily understand the trajectory of the facts. While the outcome of any case is uncertain, having the right attorney can make a difference. I will use Mr Wills for other legal issues in the future and can recommend him without any hesitation.
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Posted by Brent | February 7, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Honest straight forward attorney
Mr.Wills has been our attorney during a very serious family matter. He has walked us through every step of the process taken the time to explain everything in detail to where my wife and I can understand everything that is going on. Couldn’t ask for a better more honest attorney to represent my family
Posted by anonymous | August 24, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Incredible to work with!!
Mr. Wills is the only attorney I will ever hire again. He takes the time to explain everything to me, allowing me to fully understand what the next steps are, and what I can expect. Mr. Wills always gave me undivided attention and listens to all my concerns. He is respectful and extremely knowledgeable. Mr. Wills left no stone un-turned and fights for his clients' rights. Communication is never an issue for me. Mr. Wills always returns my calls and emails in a timely fashion-faster than "timely fashion". The truth is, he treats me like family. And during any time that an attorney is needed-it's nice to be treated like family. I can easily tell that Mr. Wills always has my best interest at heart. He is genuine and treats people with dignity and respect. The whole experience is easier on me because of Mr. Wills. Even when other issues arise due to whatever--Mr. Wills continues to fight for my rights. I will refer anyone and everyone to Mr. Wills that may ask.
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Posted by Matthew | January 21, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
When looking for the best, I found the best!
I spent a week e-mailing lawyers in my area around 160 of them, seeing who could give me help with my situation since I was on a time line. The first Lawyer I had for a previous case was not helpful, cost me a lot and still didn’t resolve my issues (they are still going on 2 years into it). So, I needed someone new, someone who would work on my case promptly and make spending my money feel worth it. Bennett not only e-mailed me back on a Sunday, he provided more information than my paid for lawyer ever did, all in one e-mail! He then consulted me free of charge to see if he could help my case. Every lawyer that got back to me only told me how much it was to be consulted and offered no help other than that. After meeting with Bennett, hearing his thoughts on my case and him agreeing to help saying he couldn’t guarantee a win but he would work his hardest to make that happen, I knew he was the guy for the job. I had 2 cases against me at once and Bennett took them both on, he always sat with me at court and would explain everything I didn’t understand in a way I could, he gave me options and would give his opinion with my best interest in mind. Both cases were taken care of within a few months of hiring him, and yes, they were in my favor. Bennett knows his stuff and his performance in court showed that he came in prepared to fight for me. I needed to best on my side and feel I found the best, I will recommend him to anyone who needs legal help. Good service cost a little more, but feeling like he would do all he could for me, how easy he was to work with him, his attention to detail, communication on weekends and holiday and of course the outcome is all 100% worth every penny. I can move on with life and work towards replacing the money without years of waiting for my case to be taken care of.
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Posted by Alice Delaney | April 25, 2016
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Expedient, Friendly and Timely
I called the office in distress. Mr.Will's assistant was consoling, professional and personal. Mr. Will responded to my call and email on the weekend!!! Who does that these days :)? His advice was thorough and relevant. He even offered a free consult if needed (I thought the response was the consult). I highly recommend this firm. If they demonstrate this level of commitment and care BEFORE any money is exchanged, I have every confidence in their litigation process and knowledge base. #greatfirstimpression
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Posted by Josh | February 10, 2016
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Excellent attorney!
Bennett Wills is an excellent attorney. I came across a thread where he answered a question and saw his great reviews and reached out to him for insight into a personal matter. Not only did he respond to my inquiry right away, he provided a great deal of insight at our consultation and gave me the steps I needed to remedy the situation. Lawyers like him are quite rare. Based on our consultation, I would retain him in a minute when I get to that stage. I HIGHLY recommend him and his firm.
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Posted by anonymous | December 31, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Perfect experience
Mr Wills studies my case very carefully and line by line during our first visit. I found him very professional in what he does. He replies very quickly to emails. Now that the case is closed I can tell he made my fist court experience very easy and I am so glad that had him as my attorney on my side.
Posted by Craig | October 30, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Professional and Thorough
Bennett was extremely professional and thorough when it came to resolving old judgments that I was trying to resolve. From the start, Bennett handled everything in a professional manner and made me feel at ease dealing with the legal process. Furthermore, his knowledge of the Fair Credit Reporting Act and current Credit Reporting statutes was amazing. He was able to work with both the Court Systems and previous creditors to clear up everything that was on my credit report causing negative scores. If you have, or are thinking about hiring an attorney to address previous credit issues, current or older judgments, I would highly recommend Bennett.
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Posted by Pro Se Plaintiff in civil suit against NIKE | October 16, 2014
So appreciative for Bennett Wills!!
I have been working a civil case against NIKE as Pro Se Plaintiff. Due to my legal ignorance I haven't fared well. I was lucky enough to call into Bennett and was amazed at how well he listened and quickly was able to deduce and understand the basics of my case. He is very knowledgeable but at the same time he doesn't make the prospective customer feel like an idiot. My case has lots of moving parts but again Bennett went above and beyond in an effort to assist.
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Posted by stargaze00 | August 1, 2014
I highly recommend Bennett Wills
Bennett Wills is extremely compassionate, caring and kind. He took the time to explain things about my case that no one else had. He listened when I talked and that seems rare these days. I would highly recommend Bennett Wills and trust him to handle your case with enthusiasm.
Posted by Sandra | June 12, 2014
Excellent, professional service
I can't say enough about the professionalism shown to me by Mr. Wills. He helped me settle a contract matter on a very timely basis. He is so knowledgeable about the law and pointed out to me some fine details that I had overlooked. He made sure that I was well informed because he wanted me to be satisfied and he steered me in the right direction for other issues that were brought up. I felt that I could trust him completely and I will do business with him again.
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Posted by anonymous | June 11, 2014
OUTSTANDING YOUNG ATTORNEY
Analyzed all facets of my situation and the problems involved, very quickly. Made a decision with my approval what to do, during our first appointment. I would reccommend Bennett Wills to any potential client regardless of their background or, age. I think he is extremely intelligent , courteous who is capable of handling whatever type of concern that may be brought to him.
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Posted by anonymous | January 16, 2014
Speeding Violation
Very responsive, very professional, explained my options clearly, followed up after case to see how I felt about verdict and his role. I am very satisfied with this attorney and would highly recommend him
Posted by Nicole | December 28, 2013
Excellent Attorney
Bennett was really helpful with my divorce. It was a difficult time for me and he really helped put me at ease. He explained the whole process and was very patient and kind. He kept me informed every step of the way. I really recommend his expertise.
Posted by John | June 1, 2013
Bennett Wills
Bennett Wills was a great help with my wife's immigration. I would highly recommend him and plan to use his services again.
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Cost

Rates
  • Retainer Always
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Boyd & Wills, PLLC
  • 2020 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Law Office of Brian T. Boyd
  • 2017 - 2020
  • Attorney
  • Meridian Law, PLLC
  • 2016 - 2017
  • Managing Attorney
  • Wills Law, LLC
  • 2015 - 2016
  • Associate
  • Peroutka & Peroutka, PA
  • 2013 - 2013
  • Of Counsel
  • Law Offices of Thomas M. Donnelly
  • 2013 - 2016
  • Law Clerk
  • District Court of Maryland
  • 2012 - 2013
  • Law Clerk
  • Law Offices of Thomas M. Donnelly
  • 2011 - 2011
  • Law Clerk
  • Isaac Klein Law
  • 2010 - 2010
  • Intern
  • Court of Appeals of Maryland
  • 2010 - 2011
  • Rule 16 Student Attorney
  • Innocence Project Clinic
  • 2010 - 2011
  • Account Executive
  • The Adam Group
  • 2007 - 2008
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Education

  • University of Baltimore School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2011
  • Belmont University
  • B.B.A.
  • 2007
  • Franklin Road Academy
  • 2003

Legal Cases

  • Estate v. WEA Energy, LP, et al.
  • Judgment for Plaintiff
  • United States v. Mormon
  • Three Judge Panel Review
  • REV, LLC v. Whitfield
  • Settlement.
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Associations

  • United States District Court for the Middle District of Tennessee
  • Bar member
  • 2017 - Present
  • Tennessee Bar
  • Member of Tennessee bar
  • 2016 - Present
  • Notary Public State of Tennessee
  • Notary
  • 2016 - Present
  • Super Lawyers
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • National Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • Anne Arundel County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • United States District Court for the District of Maryland
  • Bar Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
  • Bar Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • UB Criminal Law Association
  • President
  • 2010 - 2011
  • Phi Alpha Delta
  • Member
  • 2009 - 2011
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Awards

  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2018
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2017
  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2016
  • Top One Percent - Selected
  • National Association of Distinguished Counsel
  • 2015
  • Top Contributor
  • Avvo
  • 2015
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2015
  • Associate of the Year
  • Law Offices of Thomas M. Donnelly
  • 2014
  • Top 40 Under 40 - Selected
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • 2014
  • Top 40 Under 40
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2014
  • Clients' Choice Award
  • Avvo
  • 2014
  • Top Contributor
  • Avvo
  • 2014
  • Top Contributor
  • Avvo
  • 2013
  • President Criminal Law Association
  • University of Baltimore Student Body
  • 2011
  • Innocence Project Certificate
  • University of Baltimore
  • 2011
  • Cerification of Legal Rearch
  • Lexis
  • 2010
  • Innocence Project Certificate
  • University of Baltimore
  • 2010
  • Certification for Advanced Legal Research
  • WestLaw
  • 2010
  • Dean's List
  • Belmont University
  • 2007
  • Dean's List
  • Belmont University
  • 2006
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Speaking Engagements

  • Personal Injury Trial Preparation
  • Participant - Personal Injury Seminar
  • 2014
  • Personal Injury Preparation
  • Participant - Personal Injury Seminar
  • 2014
  • NASP
  • Participant - Automotive Subrogation
  • 2013
  • Solo/Small Firm Marketing
  • Participant - Solo/Small Firm
  • 2012
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Attorney endorsements

Received (115)
Given (194)
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"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."
Litigation Attorney | May 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"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."
Litigation Attorney | Nov 06
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Bennett is an excellent and aggressive litigator. As opposing counsel, I knew that I always had to bring my A-game to compete. Great lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Jan 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Litigation Attorney | Dec 13
Relationship: Co-worker
"Bennett is a knowledgeable and passionate litigator who works hard for his clients. No case is too big or too small. I endorse him."
Contracts and agreements Attorney | Dec 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. He is dedicated to making sure that his clients have a great experience and outcome."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Lawsuits and disputes Attorney | Oct 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Bennett is and excellent lawyer, a true professional who won't let you down. When you need a litigator who can appeal your case if things don't go your way, take it from the "Q", you can trust Bennett Wills."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I highly endorse Mr. Wills. Truly exceptional and caring attorney who achieves great results in representing clients! I want all people to contact him for help."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Appeals Attorney | Jul 02
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Mr. Wills and I represented opposing parties on appeal. He demonstrated absolute professionalism with the utmost integrity while advocating for his client. I endorse this lawyer."
Contracts and agreements Attorney | Jun 03
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Bennett and I had a case last year on opposing sides of a business dispute. Bennett was professional, diligent, highly-competent and dogged on behalf of his client. I would endorse him."
Contracts and agreements Attorney | Apr 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"One of the absolute best. Exceptional attention to detail, service next to none. I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Mar 20
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer. An excellent and knowledgeable attorney who really cares about clients."
Litigation Attorney | Jan 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. He really knows his stuff and is well respected in the legal community."
Unknown Attorney | Jan 02
Relationship: Other
"This lawyer is known for his aggressive representation. I endorse this lawyer."
Litigation Attorney | Dec 10
Relationship: Other
"Mr. Wills is an asset to the bar, and his contributions to this site demonstrate the strength of his knowledge and his passion for helping people with legal issues"
Unknown Attorney | Nov 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. What a great contributor with many, many very thoughtful answers to interesting legal questions."
Appeals Attorney | Sep 28
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Sep 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
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