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About me

My goal for the law firm and my legal work is to not settle for mediocrity, nor should our clients do so when selecting an attorney.  Hard work, thorough preparation and zealous advocacy are litigation principles practiced daily to ethically achieve great results for those represented.  This approach to litigation, along with a sincere commitment to building long-term and trusted client relationships, is the cornerstone of the reputation I strive to develop.  Outside of the office, I enjoy being active with my family and spending time enjoying various hobbies in Mississippi's beautiful outdoors.

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Practice areas

Licensed

  1. Litigation: 75%
  2. Personal Injury: 10%
  3. Appeals: 5%
  4. Employment: 5%
    6 years
  5. State & Local Law: 5%
    6 years

Payment

Fees:

Contingent (33-40%), Retainer (sometimes), Free consultation (30 minutes), Pro bono (2%)

Payment types:

Cash, Check

Attorney endorsements

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  • L Clark Hicks Jr.

    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.

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    L Hicks Litigation Attorney
    Relationship: Co-worker

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    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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    Burnice Curry General practice Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info

Law Office of L. Grant Bennett, Sr. PLLC

211 S. 29th Avenue
Suite 201
Hattiesburg, MS, 39401-7117

Resume

License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
MSAuthorized to practice law200208/15/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
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Awards
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Mid-South Super Lawyers "Rising Star" in Personal Injury DefenseMid-South Super Lawyers2013
Mid-South Super Lawyers "Rising Star" in Personal Injury DefenseMid-South Super Lawyers2012
Mid-South Super Lawyers "Rising Star" in Personal Injury DefenseMid-South Super Lawyers2011
Mid-South Super Lawyers "Rising Star" in Personal Injury DefenseMid-South Super Lawyers2010
Leadership Mississippi GraduateLeadership Mississippi2004
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Founding MemberLaw Office of L. Grant Bennett, Sr. PLLC2014 - Present
PartnerHicks & Bennett, PLLC2004 - 2014
AttorneyAllen, Vaughn, Cobb & Hood P.A.2002 - 2004
Operations & Control Consultant (Internal Audit)International Paper Company1997 - 1999
Associations
Association namePosition nameDuration
Mississippi Volunteer Lawyers ProjectBoard of Directors2012 - Present
Council on Litigation ManagementMember2011 - Present
Forrest/Lamar County Forestry AssociationBoard of Directors2011 - Present
Mississippi Volunteer Lawyers ProjectAttorney Volunteer2010 - Present
Defense Research InstituteN/A2004 - Present
Bar Association of the Fifth Federal CircuitN/A2003 - Present
Mississippi Defense Lawyers AssociationN/A2003 - Present
Mississippi BarN/A2002 - Present
South Central Mississippi Bar AssociationPresident2010 - 2010
Mississippi Bar, Litigation SectionChair2010 - 2011
The Mississippi Bar Young Lawyers DivisionBoard of Directors2008 - 2010
Hattiesburg Area Young Lawyers AssociationPresident2005 - 2006
American Inns of Court, Russell-Blass-Walker ChapterTreasurer2003 - 2004
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
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
Harris v. Tom Griffith Water Well Service, Inc., 26 So.3d 338 (Miss. 2010)Successful at Court of Appeals but reversed on appeal to Mississippi Supreme Court
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Education
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Mississippi School of LawN/AJD - Juris Doctor2002
Mississippi State UniversityEconomicsOther - Bachelors1997
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Mississippi Claims AssociationSpoon Feeding Lawyers2011