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Douglas A. Bennett

Partner


Practice Areas

Automobile LitigationCatastrophic Injury & Wrongful DeathPremises LiabilityProducts LiabilityTrucking LitigationWorkers' Compensation

Education

  • University of Georgia School of Law (J.D., 1980)
  • University of Georgia (B.B.A., 1976)
  • Georgia State University (B.A. 2006)

Biography

Douglas A. Bennett handles general civil litigation including workers’ compensation, automobile litigation, products liability, premises liability and trucking litigation. Mr. Bennett is a member of the Atlanta and American Bar Associations, as well as the State Bar of Georgia. He also is a member of the Defense Research Institute and the Georgia Self Insurers Association. A frequent speaker in various practice areas, Mr. Bennett has lectured and chaired seminars for the Atlanta Bar Association and the Institute of Continuing Legal Education. He is a past member of the Executive Committee of the Workers’ Compensation Section of the State Bar of Georgia and served as chairman of the Section from June 2003 to June 2004.

Mr. Bennett received a Bachelor of Business Administration from the University of Georgia in 1976. He also received his law degree from the University of Georgia, cum laude, in 1980, and served on the staff of the Georgia Law Review. In 2006, Mr. Bennett received a Bachelor of Arts from Georgia State University focusing on literature. Additionally, Mr. Bennett has been named in The Best Lawyers in America© since 1995.


Memberships

  • American Bar Association
  • Atlanta Bar Association
  • Defense Research Institute
  • Georgia Self Insurers Association
  • State Bar of Georgia

Bar Admissions

  • Georgia

Publications and Presentations

  • “Pre-Litigation Handling and Considerations,” Atlanta RIMS Educational Conference, February 2018

Awards & Recognitions

  • Named in The Best Lawyers in America©, 1995 - present
  • Georgia Super Lawyer by Atlanta Magazine, 2004 - present
  • Named as one of Georgia Trend's Legal Elite, 2011
  • Best Lawyers "Lawyer of the Year," 2017
  • AV Preeminent® Rating, Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review

Interests/Additional Information

Long active in youth sports, Mr. Bennett has coached over 25 youth league teams in various sports. Mr. Bennett also oversees the firm's pro bono activities.


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