Since 1977, Jay Bennett has tried over 200 jury cases in state and federal courts across the country. On average, Mr. Bennett will argue eight to ten appellate cases each year. He is a member of the Supreme Court of the United States of America, the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth, Fifth, Ninth and Eleventh Circuits and has been admitted to practice before numerous federal district courts. Mr. Bennett has handled cases across the breadth and depth of the United States and has had extensive experience in the areas of class actions and shareholder derivative actions. He has handled virtually every type of commercial litigation, including products liability, real estate, and corporate governance matters. An avid pilot, Mr. Bennett has also handled aviation litigation, including more than ten cases arising out of fatal airplane accidents.
Mr. Bennett received a B.A., with honors, in mathematics from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1974, where he was a Moorhead Scholar. He graduated, cum laude, from the Harvard Law School in 1977 and has been a trial lawyer with Alston & Bird since that time.