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Why Choose CLA

Why Choose CLA

Experience, Knowledge, Results

Our attorneys have been publicly recognized for their achievements, including recognition as the National Consumer Lawyer of the Year, Super Lawyers, and VLW Leaders in the Law.


  • National Association of Consumer Advocates, Consumer Attorney of the Year, 2017
  • NACA Award Recipients |
    Each year as a part of NACA's ongoing efforts to recognize excellence and outstanding service in the legal field, NACA presents a Consumer Journalism Award, Investigative Journalism Award, Consumer Attorney Award, and Consumer Advocate Award during our Annual Meeting to honor our members who have made special contributions to advancing the practice of consumer law. These individuals have gone above and beyond the normal call of duty by serving as a voice for their organizations and for consumers in the ongoing struggle to curb unfair and/or abusive business practices.
  • Best Lawyers in America (Peer Selected)
    The Best Lawyers in America was first published in 1983. Since then, the same tried and tested peer review process has been used consistently for more than thirty years.
  • SuperLawyer, Virginia (2010-2021) (Peer selected)
    Leonard Bennett is one of the top-rated Consumer Law attorneys in Newport News, VA. He has met the stringent Super Lawyers selection criteria.
  • The 2020 Elite Trial Lawyers | National Law Journal
    The lawyers and law firms selected this year have demonstrated repeated success in cutting-edge work on behalf of plaintiffs.
  • ABA Military Pro Bono Project Outstanding Services - Pro Bono Net
    Leonard A. Bennett of Consumer Litigation Associates, P.C. is a 2020 recipient of the ABA Military Pro Bono Project Outstanding Services Award, a nationwide program that connects junior-enlisted service members in need of pro bono legal help with volunteer attorneys throughout the nation.
  • America's Top 100 High Stakes Litigators (Peer nominated)
  • CLA - National Law Journal, Top Financial Services Plaintiff's Firm in the Nation, 2019 and 2020
  • CLA was Co-recipient, Top Pro Bono Law Firm, Virginia State Bar, 2019.

Our success is recognized by the best in our field.

  • Paul Bland, Executive Director of Public Justice, “CLA is an elite consumer protection law firm. They are at the pinnacle of their field, one of the very most successful law firms in the country at representing individual consumers or classes of consumers, particularly those who’ve suffered from privacy injuries.”
  • Ira Rheingold, Executive Director, National Association of Consumer Advocates, “The work they do is on the cutting edge of consumer law and is guided by a unique passion and desire to achieve real justice for their clients and for consumers in general.”
  • Stuart Rossman, Director of Litigation of the National Consumer Law Center, “Consumer Litigation Associates is one of the most innovative, and successful, consumer advocacy practices in the United States. CLA attorneys are recognized as the leading experts in their field whose legal acumen is highly respected and appreciated within our consumer advocacy community.”


I don't think "miracle" is the proper word to describe the service that CLA provided me, but I can't think of a better description for it.
– Darrell Harrah, ★★★★★ Review
I was referred to Mr. Bennett as an expert in loan laws and with his expertise he was able to handle my issue completely off the top of his head. I was absolutely impressed and between his knowledge and friendly demeanor would wholeheartedly recommen…
– Past Client, ★★★★★ Review

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