Kristy L. Bennett, Esq.

Kristy L. Bennett, Esq.

Kristy Bennett is a founding partner at Johnson & Bennett with almost two decades of experience before the Mississippi, Tennessee and federal courts. Attorney Bennett has focused her practice on employment law, personal injury and civil rights.

She has argued before the Fifth Circuit, the Mississippi Supreme Court and the Mississippi Court of Appeals. She has tried more than 30 cases to jury verdict and negotiated numerous more equitable settlements for six- and seven-figures.

Just five years into her legal career, while working for a boutique employment law firm in Tupelo, Mississippi, Attorney Bennett won a $1.7 million jury verdict in a reverse race discrimination action. *

She later served as Legal Director for the ACLU of Mississippi, where she handled civil rights claims against government entities. In a landmark case, she successfully advocated for the right of an Itawamba teen to take her girlfriend to the prom.

A strategic negotiator, Attorney Bennett reached a $1 million verdict in a DUI dram shop case, which allowed the injured auto crash victim to recover damages from the bar that served the drunk driver.

Attorney Bennett is a native of Memphis, Tennessee and resides with her husband and three children in Desoto County, Mississippi

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Areas of Practice

  • Employment law
  • Overtime law violations
  • Discrimination
  • Sexual harassment
  • Personal injury
  • Motor vehicle accidents
  • Slips and falls

Bar Admissions

  • Mississippi, 1999
  • Tennessee, 2011
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, 1999
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Mississippi, 1999
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Mississippi, 1999
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Tennessee, 2011

Education

  • J.D., University of Mississippi School of Law, 1999
    • Dean’s List, fall 1997
    • Outstanding Student Award — International Law, fall 1998
    • Harry L. Case Memorial Scholarship
    • Albert N. Hopkins Scholarship
  • B.S., University of Mississippi, 1996
    • Major in English
    • Cum laude

Professional Organizations

  • Tennessee Bar Association
  • Mississippi Bar Association

Reported Opinions

  • McMillen v. Itawamba County Sch. Dist., 702 F. Supp. 2d 699 (N.D. Miss. 2010)
  • Phillips ex rel. Phillips v. Monroe County, Miss., 311 F.3d 369 (5th Cir. 2002)
  • Brown v. Mississippi Valley State University, 311 F.3d 328 (5th Cir. 2002)
  • Henley v. Edlemon, 297 F.3d 427 (5th Cir. 2002)
  • Gary Dean Lambert v. State of Mississippi, 941 So.2d 804 (Miss. 2006)
  • Lancaster v. Stevens, 961 So.2d 768 (Miss. App. 2007)
  • Paz v Brush Engineered Materials, Inc., 445 F.3d 809 (5th Cir. 2006)
  • Young v. Hoseman, 2009 WL 614912 (S.D. Miss 2009)
  • Knight v. Miss. Dept. of Public Safety, 2007 WL 2219327 (S.D. Miss. 2007)
  • Weinrich v. Levi Strauss & Co., 366 F.Supp.2d 439 (S.D. Miss. 2005)
  • Barnes v. Saulsberry et al., 2014 WL 7335795

*Disclaimer: Results are not typical.

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