Civil Litigation

Civil litigation involves a dispute between two parties, normally when one party alleges to have been wronged by the other and seeks money as compensation.  Occasionally, the subject of civil litigation is some form of equitable relief such as an injunction.  Bennett Law has significant expertise in the following types of cases:

Civil Rights under 42 U.S.C. § 1983

Governmental Liability

Insurance Claims and Coverage

Personal Injury and Wrongful Death

Business and Commercial Litigation

Corporate Disputes

We litigate in state and federal court throughout the State of Georgia.  We are respected by bench and bar throughout the state for our successes in front of juries and trial and appellate courts.

Business Law

At Bennett Law Office, we guide our business clients through the maze of legal and regulatory hurdles that apply to their businesses. We counsel our clients on day-to-day operational questions, such as requirements under state and federal employment law.  We have found that some of our best clients are entrepreneurs who we helped to organize their businesses in a way that provided the foundation for success.  We work with our clients’ tax advisors to provide the following services:

  • Business Organization
  • Succession Planning
  • Shareholder Agreements, Partnership Agreements, and LLC Operating Agreements
  • Leases
  • Responding to EEOC charges and employment lawsuits
  • Restrictive Covenants
  • Service Agreements
  • Contract Drafting and Review

“An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.”  There is no situation where there this adage is more appropriate than the decision to employ legal counsel early in business decisions.  While we relish the opportunity to represent our clients on the litigation side of our practice, we would far rather assist our clients to keep their ox out of the ditch in the first place.

Insurance Coverage

Our attorneys guide insurance carriers and policy holders through the murky nuances of insurance coverage. Through a series of cases interpreting insurance policies, our attorneys have honed their knowledge of insurance law.  Many Georgia reported cases reflect our involvement and impact in insurance coverage.  From our experience, we guide carriers to draft language to best meet the needs of their insureds, and protect themselves.

Our firm’s coverage attorneys have significant experience in the following areas:

  • Crime/fidelity coverage.
  • Commercial Losses.
  • Directors and Officers liability.
  • Employment practices liability.
  • Intentional torts.
  • Law enforcement liability.
  • Public entity liability.
  • Uninsured motorist coverage.

Family Law

Family law is an area of law that deals with family relationships, rights, and duties, such as divorce (contested or uncontested), child custody, child support, visitation, alimony, adoption, paternity issues, prenuptial agreements, property settlements, and divorce decree modifications.  Family law matters often have lasting consequences and ramifications which not only affect the actual litigants but also the litigant’s immediate and extended family.  Therefore, Bennett Law, focuses on getting you a “meaningful resolution” while protecting what truly matters to you.

What do we mean by a “meaningful resolution?”  A meaningful resolution focuses on your individual needs and avoids a “one-size-fits-all” approach. Whether it is crafting a unique visitation/custody arrangement that can work with your employment or preserving meaningful activities that your children are involved in, I willl always consider your case on an individual basis and will strive to obtain results that you are willing to see through and are comfortable executing.  The goal is to reach a resolution that avoids the need for future litigation (modifications).

Bennett Law Office prides itself on providing zealous representation without our client incurring unnecessary expense or hardship.  At all aspects of your case, you will have access to the actual attorney handling your case.  Our attorneys will educate you on our litigation strategy and will explain not only the legal ramifications of the actions but also the potential social and personal pressures that often are associated with family law cases. Our goal is to ensure that you are not only prepared for the case we are hired to litigate, but for the life that comes after the case is concluded in court.

Bennett Law Office, offers legal services throughout the Metro-Atlanta area including: Griffin, Newnan, Peachtree City, Fayetteville, Senoia, Sharpsburg, Jackson, Jonesboro, McDonough, Stockbridge, Zebulon, South Atlanta, and other communities in Clayton County, Henry County, Douglas County, Fulton County, Fayette County, Gwinnett County, Coweta County, Pike County, and Spalding County.

Probate and Estate Planning

Estate planning encompasses everything from collecting information about the assets you own to planning how you wish for those assets to pass at death. Estate planning includes, but is not limited to, the preparation of Wills, Trusts, Durable Powers of Attorney, and Health Care Powers of Attorneys (Advance Health Care Directives). Estate planning can be simple or complex. Every situation is unique; therefore, it is important to discuss your objectives, assets, and family situations in order to assess what documents are necessary to implement your objectives.

Probate matters also include the creation of guardianships and conservatorships for persons who are unable to oversee their personal well-being or financial affairs for themselves. Often times, these cases are brought about by a concerned spouse, family member, or close friend of the person in need of a guardian or conservator.

Bennett Law, is experienced in all areas of probate court practice, including the administration of estates, guardianships, and probate litigation.