Bennett T. Richardson
Associate

1100 Peachtree Street NE Suite 2800, Atlanta, GA USA 30309

Overview

Ben Richardson focuses his practice on complex commercial litigation. His practice spans a range of practice areas and industries, including breach of contract disputes, class actions, complex fraud cases, franchising disputes, securities litigation, and insurance disputes.

Ben has represented clients, as both plaintiffs and defendants, in a number of federal court, state court, and arbitration proceedings throughout the United States. He has experience in all phases of complex commercial litigation, including pre-litigation investigations, motion practice, requests for injunctive relief, complex document discovery, depositions, dispositive motions, settlement negotiations and mediation, hearings, and trial.

Prior to joining the firm, Ben was an associate in the New Orleans, Louisiana office of a national law firm where his practice included commercial litigation, consumer financial services litigation, and general business litigation. Previously, Ben was a judicial law clerk for Chief Judge W. Keith Watkins in the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Alabama.

While attending law school, Ben served as a judicial intern for the Honorable Donna S. Pate in the 23rd Judicial Circuit in Huntsville, Alabama. He was Senior Editor of the Alabama Law Review. Ben was active in moot court as well. He served as Co-Chair of the John A. Campbell Moot Court Board and was a finalist and won Best Brief in the Pace National Environmental Law Moot Court Competition.

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University of Alabama School of Law J.D. (2016) summa cum laude, Order of the Coif, CALI Awards, Dean M. Leigh Harrison Award, Hugo L. Black Scholar, Bench and Bar Legal Honor Society

Davidson College B.A. (2013) Hispanic Studies, Pioneer Football League Academic Honor Roll

Admissions

Alabama (2017)

Georgia (2019)

Court Admissions

U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit

U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana

U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Alabama

U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Louisiana

U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Alabama

U.S. District Court for the Western District of Louisiana

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U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Alabama - Honorable W. Keith Watkins

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