Justin Bennett focuses his practice on commercial litigation and professional liability and legal malpractice defense. He represents clients in various matters involving business torts, professional liability defense, contract disputes, shareholder disputes, securities, and general commercial litigation in both state and federal court.
With a focus on understanding clients and their business, Justin strives to provide responsive, efficient service that is tailored to his clients’ objectives and that takes into account the economics of litigation
Justin advises law firms and lawyers against claims for legal malpractice, breach of fiduciary duty, and related claims. He has defended numerous legal malpractice matters on behalf of regional and international law firms.
In addition, Justin litigates a variety of commercial and securities-related matters, including breach of contract, director and officer liability, partnership disputes, shareholder disputes, and securities fraud. He has experience in all phases of litigation in state and federal courts, from inception to trial to appeal, and has briefed and prevailed on matters before the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals and Florida’s District Courts of Appeal.
Justin also has experience representing and advising municipal corporations on civil rights and tort-related litigation and has extensive experience in managing large electronic discovery matters.
While in law school, Justin served as an editor of the Stetson Law Review and served as a research assistant and head teaching assistant for Federal Rules of Civil Procedure. He also interned for the Honorable Mary S. Scriven of the United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida.
- The Best Lawyers in America®, “Ones to Watch”, Commercial Litigation, 2021-2022
- Florida Trend, “Up and Comer,” 2018
- Florida Super Lawyers, “Rising Star,” Business Litigation, 2017-22
Professional Associations & Memberships
- Hillsborough County Bar Association
Civic & Community Service
- Leadership Tampa Bay, Class of 2023