About Attorney Leonard A. Bennett

leonardbennettAttorney Leonard A. Bennett has been a trial attorney and consumer advocate since 1994 in Newport News, Virginia. He is on the Board of Directors of the National Association of Consumer Advocates (NACA), on the National Consumer Law Center’s Partner’s Council and a Williamsburg Society member of the Virginia Trial Lawyers Association.  He has been a speaker at numerous programs, including NACA and NCLC conferences, ABA and state bar CLE seminars, NAVY and ARMY JAG instruction and law school courses.

Mr. Bennett presented NACA’s “Fair Credit Reporting Act” Congressional Testimony before the House Committee on Financial Services in 2003, 2007 and 2008.  He has been quoted by the New York Times, USA Today, Kiplinger’s and The Washington Post, amongst other media sources.  He was a Federal Trade Commission invited panelist for its 2011 Debt Collection 2.0 Roundtable. Mr. Bennett is also a contributing author to the NCLC Fair Credit Reporting Manual.

Mr. Bennett’s practice is focused on the representation of consumers. He has litigated individual and class action cases throughout the country, trying as many credit reporting cases to a jury as nearly anyone in the nation and has been approved as Class Counsel in numerous class action cases.

Education

George Mason University School of Law and Economics, J.D., 1994

George Mason University, B.A., 1989

Distinctions

Law Dragon’s National Top 500 Plaintiff’s Attorneys

2009 Virginia Leaders in the Law

2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013 Virginia Super Lawyers

National Consumer Law Center Conference Speaker

Bar & Court Admissions

Virginia State Bar, 1994

North Carolina State Bar, 1995

U.S. Supreme Court

3rd, 4th, 6th, 9th, 11th Circuit Courts of Appeals

Numerous federal District Courts around the country.

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