John J. Bennett

Location: Memphis, Tennessee
Phone: 901-521-2860
Fax: 901-521-2861



John is an associate in the firm’s Memphis office. John’s practice is primarily devoted to litigation. He is involved in the defense of claims filed against Class I railroads, including Federal Employers Liability Act (“FELA”) /occupational exposure, grade crossing, and trespasser cases. John also practices in the areas of premises liability, trucking defense, employment defense, general insurance defense/coverage, and general civil matters. He particularly enjoys litigation because it gives him the ability to be creative in making novel, compelling arguments in service of his clients.

While in law school, John served as an associate editor of the Mississippi College Law Review. John lives in Collierville, Tennessee, with his wife, who also practices law, three children, and one dog, Lucy. When he is not practicing law, John enjoys spending time with his family, live music, and attempting to cook the perfect pork shoulder.

Areas of Practice:

  • Federal Employers Liability Act (FELA)
  • Railroad Defense
  • Trucking Defense
  • Employment Law
  • General Insurance Defense

Bar Admissions:

  • Tennessee
  • Mississippi
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Tennessee
  • U.S. District Court Middle District of Tennessee
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Mississippi
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Mississippi


  • Mississippi College School of Law, Jackson, Mississippi
    • J.D., 2013, cum laude
  • Birmingham-Southern College, Birmingham, Alabama
    • B.S., 2009

Professional Associations and Memberships:

  • Memphis Bar Association
  • Tennessee Bar Association
  • Mississippi Bar Association
  • National Association of Railroad Trial Counsel