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W. Stanley Bennett

Divorce and separation Attorney at Murfreesboro, TN

4.9   92 reviews

also known as Stan Bennett

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  • Licensed for 21 years
    State TN
    Acquired 2003
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

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

About W. Stanley

Learn W. Stanley’s areas of practice.

5
Practice areas
  1. Divorce and separation
    30%
    All family law including contested and uncontested divorces, parenting plan modifications, custody, adoption.

    22 years

  2. Family
    30%
    All family law including contested and uncontested divorces, parenting plan modifications, custody, adoption.

    22 years

  3. Child custody
    20%
    All family law including contested and uncontested divorces, parenting plan modifications, custody, adoption.

    22 years

  4. Criminal defense
    10%
    If you have been accused of a crime you are in a serious situation that requires immediate help from the best legal counsel you can afford. Contact me today to begin pursuing the positive outcome of your criminal case at 615-962-7606.

    22 years

  5. DUI and DWI
    10%
    Being charged with a DUI is a serious matter that can impact your freedom, your job, and your family. A DUI charge is nothing to play around with! Contact me today to begin pursuing the positive outcome of your DUI case at 615-962-7606.

    22 years

INTEGRITY, EXPERIENCE, RESULTS!

I am a partner at Bennett & Michael, Attorneys at Law concentrating my practice on Criminal Defense, Divorce, and Injury cases.  I provide experienced and aggressive representation for all of those areas of the law.  I have extensive experience in all Tennessee state courts, trying cases to juries and arguing appeals before the Tennessee Courts of Appeals and the Tennessee Supreme Court.  If you have been accused of any crime, involved in a divorce, or have been injured due to someone else's negligence, you are in need legal counsel.  If want competent, fast, and affordable legal help, call us at our Murfreesboro law offices  at. You'll get the expertise, service, and results that you deserve.

Awards

Client's Choice 2021,2018,2017,2016,2015,2014,2013
Client's Choice
2021 2018 2017 + 4 ...

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Location

Bennett & Michael, Attorneys at Law

Reviews

4.9 / 5.0
  92 customer reviews
Client's Choice 2021
Client's Choice
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Posted by Jordan | January 11, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent
Mr. Bennett took my case when I had a warrant out and 2 felonies. He got me ah new court date and 1 of my charges dismissed and the other reduced to a misdemeanor. He was very helpful for a very reasonable price. I would highly recommend Mr. Bennet if you need a lawyer.
Posted by anonymous | November 27, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Finally, a lawyer with Integrity!
I have been involved in 6 year contentious custody battle. Mr. Bennett was sincere yet direct and concise, he laid out my worst case scenario and my best case scenario. He spoke with my son prior to our court date with compassion and patience, so we were both completely prepared for any outcome. In the end we settled out of court. Mr. Bennett did more for me in 6 months than my last 4 attorneys did in 5 years. He's a lawyer with integrity, which is unheard of today. He didn't drag his feet to pad his wallet. I never felt nickel & dimed by him and I never felt "in the dark" about the status of my case. Mr. Bennett is an exceptional attorney who changed the direction of my family's life. I highly recommend.
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Posted by Bill Hamblin | February 3, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Professional honest attorney
Exacting knowledge of our estate needs. Gave us a sense of security and peace of mind. He is our attorney from now on. We know him to be a man of integrity. He has the standards he used as a Marine. Semper Fidelis. Always Faithful. You would do well to hire him.
Posted by anonymous | November 17, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Review
Mr. Bennett has really helped me with my case. Iam thankful i had him to represent me in the court room. I highly recommend this lawyer.
Posted by Robert | November 8, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Very thorough and capable
I hired Mr.Bennett as an attorney in a criminal contempt case involving an Order of Protection.He was very professional and handled everything in court and obtained a dismissal of the case quickly after meeting with the opposing attorney.I would not hesitate to hire him in the future for legal services and would recommend him to anyone.
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Posted by Ethan | September 22, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Outstanding
I’ve been through the court systems for quite sometime now, I’ve never heard of deals like the one he got me. I’m on state probation and violated it by catching a meth charge, not only was my meth charge retired, I was in jail for 16 days and got time served. And this was in Shelbyville, BEDFORD COUNTY!! That is unheard of around there. Worth every dollar. I highly recommend Stan Bennett.
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Posted by Heather A | September 8, 2021
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Fantastic Expierence
I established counsel with Mr. Bennett in January 2021. From the beginning, he and his team were very helpful and informative with the divorce process. He is very diligent and forthcoming with things I needed to know and was very patient in the process. He helped me prepare for the proceedings and was able to help me settle the divorce without a trial. I highly recommend his services and will use him in the future if need be! If you need a great man on your side, please choose Mr. Bennett. You will not go wrong with that decision!
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Posted by Paul | June 25, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
My experience in summary: Exceeded expectations; a calm, cool, and collected human being; an attorney true to his word
First of all, I spent quite a bit of time trying to find the right attorney for what I was facing. I have a family and I wanted to be completely sure that I picked the right person. Someone who understood where I am, what was at stake, and that having the wrong results will affect not only me but my little ones. After an extensive search I found Mr. Bennett. I had to wait to interview with him, but being busy is a good sign that they are producing quality work, or in high demand. When I did meet with Mr. Bennett I knew that he was the one I wanted to represent me. He gave me expectations and not empty promises and then delivered. I am more than pleased with what Mr. Bennett has done for me, more like extremely happy and overwhelmingly excited. The only thing I regret is not hiring him for any previous case where I’ve had to hire a lawyer in my past. Always remember that you get what you pay for, and Mr. Bennett is worth every single penny. Good luck to anyone searching reviews for the right attorney, you will find plenty of great reviews on Stan Bennett’s page.
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Posted by Joel | June 18, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best decision I made for a lawyer
Stan Bennet and Karen were extremely helpful and patient with my very difficult complex case. Stan does not miss a beat and will fight for you leaving you with confidence and relaxed knowing he knows exactly what he's doing. No matter the freak out or panic I got in Karen and Stan were there. Stan is hard to reach due to him being busy but will not miss a step of your case and represent you with much respect and dignity as well as professionalism. Easy going people that will break down laws or the process for any situation your stuck in from child custody and/or divorce he knows what he's doing and how to represent you as well as understanding of your situation. Will definitely recommend as well as go back if ever need be in the future(hope I won't have to lol) Thank you Stan and Karen ya get things done and on time. Understanding and fair with payments as long as your hkunest with him and pay him on time.Thank you for helping me and my family.
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Posted by David | June 10, 2021
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Tremendous help!
I needed some help with an estate and a family friend referred me to Stan. Stan was great! He answered all of my questions and guided me through the process. I could not have done all of that on my own. I would highly recommend Stan to anyone.
Posted by Andy | November 17, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Great Attorney!
Stan is very attentive and professional. We would highly recommend him to anyone!
Posted by Clare | November 12, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
He Is Awesome And Highly Recommend
Thank You Stan For All You Do; Stan Is A Wonderful~ Great~Awesome~Good~One Of The Best~ Polite~Caring~Considerate~ Brilliant~ Super Duper Nice~; Very Cool Man And Awesome Lawyer; Was A Honor To Meet And To Have His Help And Great Service :,) Very Satisfied With Outcomes And Lawyer;Highly Appreciate Very Much And Recommend!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Thank You Stan
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Posted by JB | June 13, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
A Tough Divorce Required a Tougher Attorney
Stan and his team helped me through a highly contested and volatile divorce with professionalism, integrity, and strength. He remained focused and stayed in communication with me, ensuring I kept my best interests and my children's best interests at heart. As difficult and lengthy as my case was, I know there was no better attorney capable of navigating me through it. I highly recommend!
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Posted by Daniel | January 28, 2020
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By far the best lawyer I have had
I hired Mr. Bennett to handle a 2nd probation violation in Rutherford County. He treated me like a person and was not rude like other lawyers I have dealt with. Best of all he was able to get a better outcome then what I expected. Very upstanding lawyer. If you are needing a lawyer in Rutherford County this is your man.
Posted by Francis | August 15, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Thanks Stan Bennett Law and Company
I hired Stan Bennett to represent me in a very contentious divorce and property settlement case. Every step of the way he fully explained the issue, the desired end result, and the legal risks associated with the tact taken. He was very fair with his time and costs associated with my case. He is a very aggressive and efficient litigator that I wouldn’t hesitate to use in the future. Oh, also... I’m just glad my ex-wife didn’t hire them. Yes, they really are that good. FPR
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Posted by Lori | April 16, 2019
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dont know what we would have done without him
Mr Bennett represented my son who had gotten into trouble a few years back, and didn't even know it! But he had 3 felonies against him. We had no clue where to turn, Stan was recommended to us by a close friend of mine. What a blessing. Stan is rock solid, stand up guy. He treated us with honesty and respect and worked hard for my sons case. I honestly don't know where we would have ended up without Stan. Truly a blessing!
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Posted by anonymous | December 18, 2018
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Thank you Mr. Bennett
Mr. Bennett is a very good lawyer. He was very helpful. I was very satisfied with the outcome.
Posted by Deo | November 5, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Child Custody Victory
Stan Bennett Law recently represented me during a child custody case that lasted well over a year. I was very unfamiliar with how the process worked and had way more questions than answers. Stan and his staff were very insightful and knew the law and processes to guide me through the case. After our initial consultation, they went right to work. Any case can be a grueling process as you go through Mediation, Depositions, and ultimately to Trial. However, I was relieved to be able to hand each element of the process to Stan and his team and let them lead through the process. They have a team approach that works and allows all members to be efficient in their area of expertise which gives the case an equitable level of expertise during each phase. Ultimately the experience that I had ended in a victory and I won my case. Although I never had any doubts, case outcomes can go anyway. Having a team of seasoned professionals who work with you makes a complicated process a lot less stressful and less cumbersome despite the circumstances. I highly recommend Stan in any case as a result of my personal experience.
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Posted by Abigail | November 1, 2018
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BEST AND EXTREME SATISFACTION FOR CRIMINAL DEFENSE
Mr. Bennett has given me the best criminal defense I have ever seen. Defending charges that are two felonies and two misdemeanors I have gotten a beautiful result. Me being young and unfamiliar with the justice system he handled my case 100% and efficiently updated me with detailed information regarding my case, and made sure not to leave out if I had any questions. Thank you Mr. Bennett, I wish I had more ways show my appreciation.
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Posted by anonymous | October 31, 2018
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Excellent results
I really had an excellent experience with Mr. Bennett as my attorney. He honestly looks out for your best interest. I couldn't had better results. Thank you Mr. Bennett
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
  • Retainer Sometimes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Bennett & Michael
  • 2013 - 2014
  • Attorney
  • Law Office of Stan Bennett
  • 2009 - 2013
  • Attorney
  • Law Office of Stan Bennett
  • 2004 - 2004
  • Attorney
  • McClellan Powers Ehmling & Rogers
  • 2004 - 2009
  • Law Clerk
  • Rutherford County Chancery/Circuit Court
  • 2003 - 2004
  • Lieutenant Colonel
  • United States Marine Corps
  • 1979 - 2001
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Education

  • Samford University, Cumberland School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2003
  • Samford University
  • MBA - Master of Business Administration
  • 2003
  • St. John's College
  • MA - Masters
  • 1995
  • Middle Tennessee State University
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1979
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Sample of Legal Cases

  • Barbara Austin, et. al., vs. Steve Allen et. al.
  • jury verdict affirmed on appeal
  • Patti T. Heaton vs. Sentry Insurance Company, et. al.
  • jury verdict affirmed on appeal

Associations

  • American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys
  • member
  • 2015 - Present
  • National Advocacy for DUI Defense
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • National Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • Tennessee Association for Justice
  • Member
  • 2004 - Present
  • Veterans Law Consortium
  • Member
  • 2004 - Present
  • Tennessee Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member
  • 2004 - Present
  • Rutherford and Cannon County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2003 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers Association
  • 2015
  • Top 100 DUI Attorneys
  • National Advocacy for DUI Defense
  • 2015
  • Best 10 Client Satisfaction Award
  • American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys
  • 2015
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers Association
  • 2014
  • Top 100 DUI Attorneys
  • National Advocacy for DUI Defense
  • 2014
  • BV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2005
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Publications

  • Weekly Criminal Defense Blog
  • Tennessee Criminal Defense Blog
  • 2018
  • Weekly Criminal Defense Blog
  • Tennessee Criminal Defense Blog
  • 2017
  • Weekly Criminal Defense Blog
  • Tennessee Criminal Defense Blog
  • 2016
  • Weekly Criminal Defense Blog
  • Tennessee Criminal Defense Blog
  • 2015
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Speaking Engagements

  • American Inns of Court
  • Consequences of Orders of Protection
  • 2014
  • Lunch and Learn CLE
  • Discovery Tips in Personal Injury Cases
  • 2013
  • American Inns of Court
  • The Aaron Burr Conspiracy Trial
  • 2013
  • Lunch and Learn CLE
  • Personal Injury Issues from Plaintiff and Defense Perspective
  • 2012
  • Lunch and Learn CLE
  • Criminal Law Case Administration
  • 2012
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Attorney endorsements

Received (13)
Given (14)
Endorse W. Stanley
Family Attorney | Mar 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have worked with Stan on many cases over the years and always find him to be prepared and professional. I highly recommend him."
Unknown Attorney | Dec 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I know Stan both professionally and personally and I can strongly recommend him to assist you in personal injury cases, criminal law, and family litigation. Stan is a genuine and honest lawyer who will work with you to get the best results."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I am happy to endorse Stan. Early on in my career he was a mentor of mine. The advice he gave me and the time he spent with me have proven to be invaluable. You can trust Stan to represent his clients to the fullest extent possible."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Stan is an experienced lawyer and works diligently to achieve the best results for his clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Bennett's passion for the law and the compassionate heart he has for his client's is nearly unsurpassable. Mr. Bennett is viable advocate and a good hearted man. You would be well taken care of by Mr. Bennett."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Car accident Attorney | Oct 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"One of the leaders in his field. Mr. Bennett has a stellar reputation, and is known to be an aggressive attorney with a heart for his clients. I endorse him without reservation."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Sep 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Stan Bennett has been opposing counsel on several of my domestic cases. He is very professional and I endorse this lawyer."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Sep 18
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"As a local attorney, I know if a fellow attorney is one of the good ones. Stan Bennett is one of the really good ones. In addition to having extensive legal knowledge, he served in the Marines Corps, retiring after 20 years as a Lieutenant Colonel. Practical experience, extensive knowledge, and high ethics - a great combination."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I've worked in the same office with Stan Bennett for several years. He is a conscientious and knowledgable attorney with experience any many different areas of law. Stan aggressively litigates each of his cases with great attention to detail and client communication."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Stan Bennett is an established attorney in the community. I have sought his knowledge in a few of my more difficult cases and he has always been courteous and insightful with his ideas and approaches. I have watched Stan argue numerous suppression motions regarding unconstitutional searches and seizures by law enforcement. If there is an issue with a case, Stan is sure to research and present it before the court and argue it with vigor. I endorse him without reservation and always appreciate his time and advice."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse William. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Litigation Attorney | Nov 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"William Stanley Bennett (LTC, USMC ret) is a great attorney. A stellar member of our local bar. He is always prepared and conscientious. As a fellow veteran, I share Colonel Bennett's gung ho perspective on the practice of law."
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Murfreesboro Divorce and separation Lawyer W. Stanley Bennett
W. Stanley Bennett
Divorce and separation Attorney
Murfreesboro, TN
Licensed for 21 years
Free Consultation
Virtual consultation available