Oakland, CA, June 20, 2017 (Newswire.com) - Richard C. Bennett, Co-Founder of Bennett Johnson, LLP, has joined The Expert Network©, an invitation-only service for distinguished professionals. Mr. Bennett has been chosen as a Distinguished Lawyer™ based on peer reviews and ratings, dozens of recognitions, and accomplishments achieved throughout his career.
Mr. Bennett outshines others in his field due to his extensive educational background, numerous awards and recognitions, and career longevity. Mr. Bennett obtained his B.A. from the University of California, Berkeley and his J.D. from the University of San Francisco. In 1975, Mr. Bennett founded his own firm, where he has developed a reputation based on hard work, honesty, and integrity. An AV® Preeminent™ rated attorney, Mr. Bennett has successfully won over $750 million in verdicts and settlements over the course of his forty-year career. Mr. Bennett has been appointed president of the San Francisco chapter of the American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA) has also been nominated for Trial Lawyer of the Year by local bar associations on several occasions. Additionally, Mr. Bennett has been recognized by the National Trial Lawyers, Super Lawyers Magazine, and the Global Directory of Who’s Who for his industry-leading representation.
It used to be that attorneys like myself would get clients from word of mouth or referrals from other lawyers, doctors, etc. Now, with the prevalence of the internet and social media, people are inundated with so much information from various lawyers on various cases that it has become much more of a dog eat dog world. This focus on advertising often results in an injured party thinking he/she is getting an experienced lawyer, when in fact they are buying into the 'fluff' and potentially hiring an attorney with little or no trial skills and no background in handling personal injury cases."
Richard C. Bennett, Co-Founder | Bennett Johnson, LLP
With 40 years of experience, Mr. Bennett brings a wealth of knowledge to his industry and, in particular, to his area of specialization, personal injury law. Before becoming an attorney, Mr. Bennett attended UC Berkeley, where he planned to play pro football until he was injured in a car accident. When asked about his decision to pursue a career in his specialty, Mr. Bennett said:
"I wound up looking into the law by happenstance and ended up really liking it. After graduating law school I clerked for an attorney that did personal injury law. I enjoyed seeing him help people that had suffered tragedies get to a position where they were at least a little better off. And given that my football career ended because of an accident, it was something that really spoke to me."
Today Mr. Bennet maintains a reputation for taking on Fortune 500 companies or the large insurance companies that support them. He has successfully arbitrated and reached verdicts and settlements on behalf of his clients in the multi-million dollar range, most notably in the case of a $29.2 million verdict on behalf of the victims of a fatal car crash. Over the years, he has been defined by the compassion, respect, and high professional standards he employs with his clients. He understands that personal injury cases are both sensitive and urgent matters, and as such takes care to personally handle each case handed to him and even takes the time to visit hospitals and homes if necessary. Clients can rest assured that Mr. Bennett will put together a strong case with solid evidence and witness statements, letting victims focus on their recovery.
As a thought-leader in his field, Mr. Bennett maintains a unique vantage point from which to observe shifts in the field of personal injury law. In particular, he has noticed that his field has become much more competitive than it was when he began practicing. He noted:
"It used to be that attorneys like myself would get clients from word of mouth or referrals from other lawyers, doctors, and so forth. Now, with the prevalence of the internet and social media, people are inundated with so much information from various lawyers on various cases that it has become much more of a dog eat dog world. It changes the profession. This focus on advertising often results in an injured party thinking he/she is getting an experienced lawyer, when in fact they are buying into the 'fluff' and potentially hiring an attorney with little or no trial skills and no background in handling personal injury cases."
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