University of Southern California Gould School of Law, J.D.

Stanford University, M.A.

Stanford University, B.A.

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James William Bennett

Los Angeles
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James Bennett is an associate in M&R’s Los Angeles office. A member of the firm’s Commercial & Business Litigation practice group, James helps clients resolve business disputes by providing creative legal and business advice.  He fuses legal analysis with a business-oriented mindset to yield excellent results for clients, both in and out of court.

From drafting demand letters and conducting discovery to negotiating settlements and preparing for trial, James’s litigation experience is wide ranging. He defends and prosecutes breach of contract, business tort, breach of fiduciary duty and unfair competition claims, among others. With his clients’ business objectives always top of mind, James solves problems practically and efficiently.

While a student at the University of Southern California Gould School of Law, James earned a Business Law Certificate, demonstrating his deep understanding of business concepts within and apart from the legal context. Additionally, he was a Notes Editor for the Southern California Interdisciplinary Law Journal, a Town & Gown of USC Scholar, and a teaching assistant for an undergraduate legal history course. 

Past Experience

Prior to law school, James worked as Operations Manager for an import-export company in Inglewood, California, where he managed a work force of 30 employees.