THE BENNETT LAW FIRM, P.A., was founded over fifty years ago by its namesake, Herbert H. Bennett, a well known and nationally prominent trial lawyer whose practice focused on representing management on issues of labor and employment law. Attorney Bennett built his practice based on factors that he felt were critical keys to a successful law practice, those being: focus/specialization, the highest quality representation driven by experience gained through specialization, strong client relationships and a commitment to the cities and communities in which we live.
Our focus on labor relations and employment law enables us to offer only the finest in experienced legal labor and employment guidance. We specialize in aggressively avoiding unionization and are at the forefront in developing preventative policies and procedures, training, avoiding and (if necessary) resolving employment disputes (including alternative dispute resolution), negotiating collective bargaining agreements and defending litigation arising from employment disputes.
Throughout our 50 years of service, THE BENNETT LAW FIRM, P.A. has remained relatively small by design with offices in Portland, Maine and Boston, Massachusetts and we continue to provide highly specialized legal services to a broad client base throughout New England.
The firm’s lawyers have depth and experience in labor law, civil litigation and alcohol licensing in front of all forums including state and federal courts and administrative agencies such as the National Labor Relations Board, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the Maine Human Rights Commission, the New Hampshire Commission for Human Rights, the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination, Alliance of Alcohol Industry Attorneys and Consultants and the Department of Labor. All attorneys are members of several bar associations, and are active in the community and continuing education programs.
Strong Client Relationships
The firm prides itself on long lasting, ongoing relationships with its clients, both large and small. We are dedicated to standing alongside our clients in order to meet their challenges successfully, with quality service delivered in a cost effective manner. And, we are committed to prompt client service because we understand that when a client needs our services, he or she also wants our immediate attention. Our clients appreciate our philosophy and hands on aggressive approach which has helped build and maintain many long term relationships. The best evidence of a job well done is a satisfied client — a cornerstone of our practice.
All of our attorneys understand the importance of actively volunteering our time and support for the betterment of the community as well as our commitment to the betterment of the legal profession.
One example is represented by the location of our Portland Maine office in a historic building known as THE THOMPSON BLOCK, spanning 117 to125 Middle Street. It is a building of great architectural significance which over the years had come into a state of great disrepair. We are proud to have played a key role in the restoration of this historic landmark.
An Honor of Distinction
In 1992, THE BENNETT LAW FIRM, P.A. was proudly recognized as one of the world’s finest independent boutique law firms with our nomination and induction into the International Society of Primerus Law Firms. Primerus is an organization which was created with a goal to restore honor and dignity to the legal profession and to help rebuild public trust in lawyers and the judicial system. Membership in the Primerus Society can only be obtained through an extensive screening process and is based upon a firm’s ongoing excellence in demonstration of six key factors. These factors are known as the Six Pillars and include: Integrity, Excellent Work Product, Reasonable Fees, Continuing Education, Civility and Community Service. We were the first New England law firm invited to join the Primerus Society and are a Charter Member. We are the only Primerus law firm in the State of Maine.