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Scott A. Bennett

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Personal Injury Attorney in Philadelphia, PA

The Beasley Firm, LLC
1125 Walnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107
Phone: 855-282-7548
Fax: 215-592-8360
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2007, 2009 - 2022
Licensed in Pennsylvania Since: 1976
Practice Areas: Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff, Personal Injury - Products: Plaintiff
Attorney Profile

Scott A. Bennett has been a dedicated personal injury attorney at The Beasley Firm, LLC, for more than 45 years. Highly skilled in trial and appellate litigation, he represents clients in Philadelphia and throughout Pennsylvania in a range of matters involving product liability, medical malpractice, wrongful death, premises liability, truck wrecks, and car and motor vehicle accidents.

A University of Massachusetts Amherst graduate, Mr. Bennett completed his Bachelor of Arts, cum laude, in 1973 followed by his Juris Doctor at the Villanova University Charles Widger School of Law in 1976. He earned his license to practice law in Pennsylvania the same year and later in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania and the United States Court of Appeals for the 3rd Circuit.

Known for holding insurance companies to their contractual responsibilities, Mr. Bennett has won many favorable judgments on behalf of his clients. He has taken on cases against government agencies such as the Philadelphia Housing Authority, the City of Lancaster Police Department and the Philadelphia Police Department, securing substantial settlements for those affected.

Mr. Bennett wrote an authoritative book on product liability law called “Product Liability and the Unreasonably Dangerous Requirement,” which is referred to by lawyers and judges in state courts and state Supreme Courts. He teaches and presents at several conferences and seminars, including continuing legal education courses for the National Business Institute (NBI) and the Pennsylvania Bar Institute (PBI).

A fellow of the American Bar Foundation, Mr. Bennett possesses active memberships in the Pennsylvania Bar Association, the Philadelphia Bar Association, the American Bar Association, the American Association for Justice and the Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers Association. He also has experience serving in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives, a lower house of the Pennsylvania General Assembly.

For his high professional ability and ethical standards, Mr. Bennett was rated Distinguished* through Martindale-Hubbell. He holds a “Superb” rating on Avvo.

*AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Ratings™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards

Practice Areas
  • 90%Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
  • 10%Personal Injury - Products: Plaintiff
Focus Areas

Animal Bites, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Slip and Fall, Wrongful Death, Dram Shop Laws, Construction Accident, Brain Injury, Trucking Accidents, Premises Liability - Plaintiff, Motor Vehicle Defects

Selections

15 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2007, 2009 - 2022

Articles about Scott A. Bennett appearing in Super Lawyers

About Scott A. Bennett

First Admitted: 1976, Pennsylvania

Professional Webpage: https://beasleyfirm.com/our-attorneys/scott-a-bennett/

Scholarly Lectures/Writings

  • Premises Liability with focus on Slip, Trip and Fall cases.
  • Faculty, Seminar on Evidence and Expert Testimony, 2010
  • "Trying the Wrongful Death Case in Pennsylvania: Strategies in Preparation and Valuation"
  • "Premises Liability: Preparation and Trial of a Difficult Case in Pennsylvania"
  • "Trying the Soft Tissue Injury Case in Pennsylvania"
  • Lecturer, Planes Trains and Buses, Pennsylvania Bar Institute Seminar, 2015

Verdicts/Settlements

  • Washington v. City of Lancaster et al.

Honors/Awards

  • Pennsylvvania Top 100, 2016
  • Philadelphia Top 100, 2016-2018 Pennsylvania Top 100, 2016-2018
  • Pennsylvania Super Lawyers® list

Educational Background

  • University of Massachusetts, cum laude
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Office Location for Scott A. Bennett

1125 Walnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107

Phone: 855-282-7548

Fax: 215-592-8360

Last Updated: 8/12/2022

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