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Grant Bennett

Litigation Attorney at Hattiesburg, MS

5.0   2 reviews

About Grant

Learn Grant’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Litigation
    75%
    Grant has broad and deep experience handling litigation matters in both federal and state court at the trial and appellate levels as well as in arbitrations and other alternative dispute resolution proceedings.

  2. Personal injury
    10%
    Grant works with clients who have suffered a physical or emotional injury, usually by accident or negligence of another and also defends against these claims. If you are in a car accident, Grant can help. He knows how the insurance claim process works, what evidence to gather, and how to calculate and present a claim for damages. He also defends against these types of claims regularly so he has experience on both sides that provides valuable insight for clients.

  3. Appeals
    5%
    If you file a lawsuit and lose the case, you can appeal the decision to the next highest court, which is called the appellate court. Grant handles appeals and argues why the decision of the lower court was wrong (or why it was right, for the party that won). Grant understands the specific and detailed rules that must be followed to perfect an appeal. It is possible to lose an appeal on technicalities, even when the law is on your side, so let Grant's appellate experience work to your advantage.

  4. Employment and labor
    5%
    Grant represents plaintiffs and defendants in various types of employment and labor disputes. Most representation involves wage/hour and employee misclassification disputes.

    12 years

  5. State, local, and municipal law
    5%
    Grant represents a number of municipalities in Mississippi defending tort claims. He has successfully obtained numerous defense verdicts at trial, been successful at the appellate level and has prevailed on many summary judgments filed on behalf of his clients.

    12 years

 

Our goal is always to be working to your advantage.  By refusing to settle for mediocrity and the status quo, and instead, attentively and continuously evaluating our clients' diverse needs, our firm is able to conceive strategic plans for each of our clients' cases.  Then, we tactically execute with purpose to work to your advantage. Hard work, thorough preparation and zealous advocacy with integrity are principles practiced daily in our efforts to ethically accomplish meaningful results and create useful legal products for those we represent.  This approach, along with a sincere commitment to building long-term and trusted client relationships, is the cornerstone of the reputation we have worked tirelessly and diligently to earn.  And, a reputation we strive every day to build upon with all of our clients where they know we are genuinely committed to working to their advantage.

Licensed for 20 years
State MS
Status Active
Acquired 2002
Updated 12/03/2022

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

Contact Grant

Law Office of L. Grant Bennett, Sr. PLLC
211 S. 29th Avenue
Suite 201
Hattiesburg, MS, 39401-7117

Reviews

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Posted by Maria | September 29, 2011
Wrongful Death Clients and Estate Setup and Management
My family and I were clients of L.Grant Bennett recently, and we will definitely recommend him to any family or friends that need a good and honest attorney with moral character and conscience. He lets you know what is going on all the time. Explains everything to people like us who really don’t understand litigation. He will take you through it step by step. His patience is amazing, and you can trust him to serve your interest, and what is right.
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Posted by Deborah | September 8, 2010
Review of L. Grant Bennett
Mr. Bennett was recommended to us by an acquaintance who is a retired attorney. We have been very pleased with his services. We believe him to be trustworthy; we would not use him otherwise. He treats us with kindness and respect. He is very knowledgeable and we have complete confidence in his ability to represent us well. He always keeps us up to date on our cases. We would not hesitate to recommend Mr. Bennett to anyone seeking an excellent attorney in our area.
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
  • Contingency 33%-40%
  • Pro bono 2 %
  • Retainer Sometimes
Payment methods
Cash, Check

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Founding Member
  • Law Office of L. Grant Bennett, Sr. PLLC
  • 2014 - Present
  • Partner
  • Hicks & Bennett, PLLC
  • 2004 - 2014
  • Attorney
  • Allen, Vaughn, Cobb & Hood P.A.
  • 2002 - 2004
  • Operations & Control Consultant (Internal Audit)
  • International Paper Company
  • 1997 - 1999
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Education

  • The University of Mississippi School of Law
  • Juris Doctor
  • 2002
  • Mississippi State University
  • Bachelor of Business Administration
  • 1997

Legal Cases

  • Sullivan v. Tate, Lamar County Circuit Court (Jan. 19, 2017)
  • $150,00 Jury Verdict for client, Plaintiff
  • Murphy et. al. v. Economy Inn, Inc. 24CI2:10-cv-00016 (Harrison County Circuit Court, 2nd Judicial District)
  • Admitted liability at trial and was successful in limiting award to only $20,000
  • Wallace v. Town of Summit CAUSE NO. 09-222-PCT (Pike County Circuit Court)
  • Successful Defense Verdict
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Associations

  • Mississippi Volunteer Lawyers Project
  • Attorney Volunteer
  • 2010 - Present
  • Defense Research Institute
  • 2004 - Present
  • Mississippi Defense Lawyers Association
  • 2003 - Present
  • Bar Association of the Fifth Federal Circuit
  • 2003 - Present
  • Mississippi Bar
  • 2002 - Present
  • Mississippi Volunteer Lawyers Project
  • Board of Directors
  • 2012 - 2013
  • Forrest/Lamar County Forestry Association
  • Board of Directors
  • 2011 - 2015
  • Council on Litigation Management
  • Member
  • 2011 - 2013
  • Mississippi Bar, Litigation Section
  • Chair
  • 2010 - 2011
  • South Central Mississippi Bar Association
  • President
  • 2010 - 2010
  • The Mississippi Bar Young Lawyers Division
  • Board of Directors
  • 2008 - 2010
  • Hattiesburg Area Young Lawyers Association
  • President
  • 2005 - 2006
  • American Inns of Court, Russell-Blass-Walker Chapter
  • Treasurer
  • 2003 - 2004
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Awards

  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2017
  • Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent Peer Review Rating
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2017
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2017
  • Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers Magazine
  • 2016
  • Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent Peer Review Rating
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2016
  • Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent Peer Review Rating
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2015
  • Mid-South Super Lawyers "Rising Star" in Personal Injury Defense
  • Mid-South Super Lawyers
  • 2014
  • Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent Peer Review Rating
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2014
  • Mid-South Super Lawyers "Rising Star" in Personal Injury Defense
  • Mid-South Super Lawyers
  • 2013
  • Mid-South Super Lawyers "Rising Star" in Personal Injury Defense
  • Mid-South Super Lawyers
  • 2012
  • Mid-South Super Lawyers "Rising Star" in Personal Injury Defense
  • Mid-South Super Lawyers
  • 2011
  • Mid-South Super Lawyers "Rising Star" in Personal Injury Defense
  • Mid-South Super Lawyers
  • 2010
  • Leadership Mississippi Graduate
  • Leadership Mississippi
  • 2004
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Speaking Engagements

  • Mississippi Claims Association
  • Spoon Feeding Lawyers
  • 2011

Attorney endorsements

Received (2)
Given (1)
Litigation Attorney | Aug 30
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer. Grant is one of the most thorough and conscientious lawyers I know. He devotes his entire energy to every client with outstanding results. His skills in litigation are at the highest level, and I would personally call on Grant if I needed a lawyer."
Litigation Attorney | Jan 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have worked with Grant in some cases, and also in volunteer work in both our church and the legal community. He is an outstanding lawyer, very thorough, and very reliable. I endorse him without hesitation."
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Hattiesburg Litigation Lawyer Grant Bennett
Grant Bennett
Litigation Attorney
Hattiesburg, MS
Licensed for 20 years
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