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Johnson & Bennett, PLLC

Legal Advocates for the People of Tennessee and Mississippi

Johnson & Bennett is an experienced trial firm that focuses on employment law and personal injury cases. Our partners, Tressa V. Johnson and Kristy L. Bennett, believe strongly in the rights of our clients to be made whole. When you come through our door, you know our full attention is on you and your case. Drawing on our years of experience, we find solutions and involve you at every step. J&B is your firm; Justice is our passion.

We recognize that sometimes people need assistance and we are ultimately providing a service to those who need it. Dealing with workplace discrimination, harassment, retaliation or medical leave issues is stressful. J&B can help guide you through the process and strive towards a resolution based on the facts and law applicable to your case. 

Johnson & Bennett has been the recipient of awards and received recognition for our work because of the personal service we give to each of our clients. J&B provides upfront and concise advice and work to achieve the best result for each individual case. Tressa V. Johnson received an award on March 5, 2019, for Memphis Business Journal Best of Bar, small firm. Kristy L. Bennett was just recognized in May 2019 as one of the Top 3 Employment Lawyers for Memphis, TN by ThreeBestRated®.  

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Who We Are

Our partners have a passion for assisting people in need. Our commitment to each and every client is obvious in the aggressive manner in which we approach our cases and in the compassionate way we interact with our clients.

Meet our team of experienced lawyers:

  • Tressa V. Johnson

    Tressa V. Johnson has dedicated her nearly decade-long career to personal injury recovery and employment law. She is a lifetime member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum, which admits only those lawyers who have won million dollar judgments for their clients.

    Attorney Johnson is a licensed member of the Tennessee and Mississippi Bars. Before cofounding J&B, she was partner of her former law firm, where she recovered $12 million in settlements and verdicts on behalf of injured clients.*

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  • Kristy L. Bennett

    Kristy L. Bennett has an extensive history in civil rights litigation. As the former Legal Director at the ACLU of Mississippi, Attorney Bennett fought for justice for traditionally marginalized people. She carries this same level of commitment and fortitude to her clients at J&B.

    Attorney Bennett has close to two decades of federal and state court experience and is licensed to practice in Tennessee and Mississippi. She has tried 30 cases before juries, including her first million-dollar verdict at age 28 in which she recovered a $1.7 million verdict in a discrimination claim. *

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What We Do

Attorneys Johnson and Bennett have dedicated their careers to finding successful solutions to their most challenging problems.

We can help you in cases involving:

  • Personal injury

    Our lawyers can help you recover damages for injuries arising from slips and falls, train wrecks, 18-wheeler crashes and motor vehicle collisions. We negotiate with your insurance company for your rightful payments under your policies and sue negligent individuals, corporations and third parties.

  • Employment

    You have the right to your wages and to fair treatment in the workplace. Our lawyers hold your employer accountable for sexual harassment, discrimination, retaliation, wrongful termination, and wage and hour violations.

How to Get Started

Do not delay in getting the help you need. First, you waive your rights if you fail to pursue your claim before the statute of limitations expires. Even if you believe you have missed the deadline, we urge you to call. Under certain circumstances you may have additional time to file a claim.  

You run no risk by scheduling a short case evaluation with our law firm. We offer a free initial consultation and handle most claims on contingency, so if you do not recover under our contingency retainer, you may not have to pay lawyers’ fees.  There are some employment claims governed by different laws, such as state employees or federal employees, that are governed by specific procedures and policies be followed. These types of internal process and appeals are typically on an hourly retainer. Your claim will determine how we procede with your case.    

To ease the stress associated with an employment or injury matter, our attorneys are available after regular business hours, if needed. We strive to work with your schedule and ensure you know what days you must be available for court or when your case has deadlines that must be met. We continue to remain easily accessible throughout your case, including same-day responses to most calls and emails. If you cannot reach one of the attorneys, a staff member will be happy to assist you.

At J&B, you talk to your attorney directly, not just your paralegal, and we remain hands on throughout every stage of the process, with support from our professional team.

Recent News

You Can’t Take It Anymore — DON’T QUIT YOUR JOB

April 7, 2017

You are dealing with a really bad situation at work and have tried to work it out, but nothing is changing. You are frustrated and tired.  Quitting seems the easiest way out, but if you plan to pursue any claims against your employer for what’s happening, quitting is not the answer. 

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Don’t Waive Your Rights — File an EEOC Charge

September 6, 2016

You know your employer discriminated against you. Now what? Taking that next step can be difficult. But, you can’t afford to wait. If you miss the deadline for filing your EEOC charge, you may waive your rights to remedies.

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What to Do After a Car Accident

September 6, 2016

A car wreck is not an every day occurrence. The frightening event is likely to leave you shaken and unnerved. However, the steps you take at the accident scene and in the days and weeks following your crash could have a big impact on your physical recovery and on your personal injury claim.

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Schedule Your Free Consultation

Call our law firm or reach out to us online to schedule your free consultation with one of our firm members. Every call that could fall into the areas of law we practice will be evaluated by our attorneys. We believe in providing worthwhile and valuable information to prospective clients. We believe people should understand their rights and sometimes that just means a brief phone call or email. If you or someone you know has questions about employee rights, contact an attorney.  Our contact information is available on this site and calls, web contacts, or other means used to reach us are handled in the order in which they come in all but those requiring immediate legal attention to protect the employee's rights.  Dimika Cavalier is usually the first person to contact at 901.402.6601 or

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1331 Union Avenue, Ste. 1226
Memphis, TN 38104


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