Leonard 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.
Leonard 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. He presented NACA’s “Fair Credit Reporting Act” Congressional Testimony before the House Committee on Financial Services in 2003, 2007, and 2008, and has been quoted by The New York Times, USA TODAY, Kiplinger, and The Washington Post, among others. He was a Federal Trade Commission invited panelist for its 2011 Debt Collection 2.0 Roundtable and is also a contributing editor to the NCLC Fair Credit Reporting Manual.
Leonard’s practice is focused on the representation of consumers. He has litigated individual and class 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.