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Catherine M. Bennett

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Catherine M. Bennett is an experienced litigator who focuses her practice on complex litigation matters, including class actions, securities, RICO, and state law matters.

She has taught at Georgia State University Law School and was a member of the Central Staff of the Georgia Court of Appeals.

Representative Experience

  • Representation of individuals in connection with securities claims arising out of a buy/sell agreement in federal district court and the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals
  • Representation of a national law firm in connection with securities and state law claims in federal district court
  • Representation of a credit insurer in defense of a class action on behalf of former policyholders seeking premium refunds
  • Representation of former owner of a non-profit hospital facility in an action alleging that a large public corporation owning numerous hospitals breached a contract to purchase the facility
  • Representation of the owner of a group of nursing homes in connection with a series of claims of alleged inadequate care and seeking, among other relief, to pierce the corporate veil and impose liability on individual shareholder
  • Representation of retirees and their beneficiaries in class actions alleging that several state retirement funds miscalculated retirement benefits over a multi-year period
  • Representation of a public hospital authority in defense of claims seeking substantial recoveries for alleged breach of executive employment agreements
  • Representation of major brokerage houses in defense of state law RICO action alleging that a publicly traded company and a number of its individual shareholders had been injured by abusive short sales of securities

Professional & Community Activities

  • State Bar of Georgia
  • Atlanta Bar Association
  • American Bar Association

Alternate Biographies


Karen Lawrence
Direct 404.954.7541


  • J.D., University of Georgia School of Law, Order of the Barristers; Moot Court Executive Board; Coach, Jessup International Moot Court Team
  • B.A., magna cum laude, Furman University

Judicial Clerkships

Bar Admissions

  • Georgia


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