Bennett James Wills

Bennett James Wills

Law Office of Brian T. Boyd
  • Business Law, Appeals & Appellate, Consumer Law...
  • Maryland, Tennessee
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Summary

Bennett J. Wills is an attorney serving clients all across Tennessee. In 2014 he was awarded the Top 40 Under 40 award by the National Trial Lawyers Association and was awarded Super Lawyers 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018 Rising Star. Bennett's practice areas include civil and criminal appeals, business litigation, contract litigation, torts, consumer defense, real estate matters, and intellectual property.

Practice Areas
  • Business Law
  • Appeals & Appellate
  • Consumer Law
  • Intellectual Property
Additional Practice Area
  • Civil Litigation
Fees
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Maryland
Tennessee
4th Circuit
6th Circuit
Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Attorney
Law Office of Brian T. Boyd
- Current
Attorney
Meridian Law, PLLC
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Managing Attorney
Wills Law, LLC
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Of Counsel
Law Offices of Thomas M. Donnelly, LLC
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Associate
Peroutka & Peroutka, PA
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Law Clerk
District Court of Montgomery County
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Education
University of Baltimore School of Law
J.D. (2011) | Law
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Belmont University
B.B.A. (2007) | Business
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Awards
Rising Star
Super Lawyers
Rising Star
Super Lawyers
Rising Star
Super Lawyers
Rising Star 2015
Super Lawyers
Top 40 Under 40
National Trial Lawyer Associate
Professional Associations
Tennessee State Bar
Member
- Current
Maryland State Bar Association # 46391
Member
- Current
Websites & Blogs
Website
Law Office of Brian T. Boyd
Legal Answers
355 Questions Answered

Q. What action can I take to know my rights and responsibilities as a juror on jury duty?
A: The court should have provided you with instructions on where to be and when. Usually there's a dress code. Otherwise, show up as instructed and follow the court's directions when you are there.
Q. I am a tenant in jasper Alabama and I havent paid this month rent and my landlord shut off the electricity yesterday
A: You should post your question in the Alabama forum so Alabama lawyers may see it. If it were here in Tennessee, a landlord cannot cut off electricity for one month of unpaid rent. I imagine Alabama has similar protections. You would be wise to consult a local attorney for your options.
Q. Can the courts use texts or pictures from 4 years back on a custody case
A: Depends on whether the court determines those pictures and texts to be relevant and admissible. They may not be relevant being four years old.
Q. I have a tenant that has not paid rent in three months she finally moved out and moved to Tennessee house with Maine.
A: What does the lease say about damages or venue? Your question is also confusing - did she lease property in Tennessee and move to Maine, or the other way? Typically, you sue the person where they leased the property but you will need to serve her with the lawsuit where she lives now. Here in Tennessee, if she does not respond or appear in court you would win a default judgment. You would then need to execute on the judgment to collect - but laws regarding collecting on a judgment vary from state to state.
Q. I’d really like to know more about The Tennessee Meat and Poultry Inspection Act, mainly out of curiosity.
A: This is a very broad question. The Act is codified at TCA 53-7-201, et seq. Justia has the full text of the statutes on this website.
Q. Do I have a law suit against him, I was hoping for the best he would fix it but no luck I cannot afford
A: Need more info. There's no question or facts posted here.
Q. Landlord is making us move so he can move back in. Gave us a month to find something. Will we get our deposit back?
A: Seems like he should refund your deposit. But also, you may be on the hook for August since you lived there, at least the majority of the month. What does your lease say about it? If he fails to return the deposit, consider filing a civil summons in general sessions court.
Q. If I have a lease agreement can the landlord ask me to leave before lease expires ? Rent on time.. no criminal activity
A: The terms of your lease control. Sure, your landlord could ask you to leave before the term is over - but can they force you out? No.
Q. How does a father get full custody in Tennessee?
A: He would file a complaint for custody and child support with the circuit court in the county where he resides. There are forms available online from the State of Tennessee - but it would be wise to consult with local counsel to determine his best course of action. These cases can be complicated.
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Law Office of Brian T. Boyd, PLLC
214 Overlook Circle
Suite 275
Brentwood, TN 37027
USA
Telephone: (615) 861-1936