Kenneth J. Bentley

Associate

  • location icon Atlanta, GA
    1180 Peachtree Street NE
    Suite 2900
    Atlanta, GA 30309

Kenny Bentley is an associate in the Atlanta office of Lewis Brisbois and a member of the Commercial Litigation Practice. He has handled a variety of complex litigation cases, including premises liability, transportation, wrongful death, breach of contract, trade secret, intellectual property, and medical malpractice litigation in federal and state courts. He has drafted motions, briefs, and petitions for federal and state trial and appellate courts, including the Georgia Supreme Court and United States Supreme Court. He has served as First and Second Chair in multiple jury and bench trials and successfully argued numerous state and federal court hearings on a variety of issues, including dispositive motions. Kenny’s clients can expect legal expertise, attention to detail, and honest, straightforward counsel.

Before joining Lewis Brisbois, Kenny worked with the largest firm in Gwinnett county (a major suburb of Atlanta). He also worked in the in-house legal departments of both a large international corporation with a billion dollar annual revenue stream and a small tech start up barely getting on its feet while in law school.

Kenny was raised all over the United States, but he has called Atlanta home for more than a decade. He attended Brigham Young University, where he studied comparative literature and film criticism. During undergrad, Kenny took two years off from school and volunteered in low-income and immigrant communities in the San Francisco Bay area. After graduating, Kenny became an art teacher in underperforming public middle and high schools in rural Mississippi as a Teach for America Corp Member. He then worked for a major silicon valley tech company before returning to Georgia and attending the University of Georgia School of Law. During law school, he was the Articles Editor for the Georgia Journal of International and Comparative Law and won multiple state and national competitions on the school's moot court and business negotiations teams.

In his free time, you'll find Kenny listening to live music, long-distance running, competing in local team trivia leagues, and camping in the Blue Ridge Mountains. 

Representative Cases

  • Defended individual and corporate client in a complex business lawsuit involving breach of fiduciary duty, trade secrets, and intellectual property misappropriation; successfully defended against multiple motions to compel and other discovery disputes through written pleadings and oral argument, ultimately resulting in a settlement in our clients' favor.
  • Lead attorney defending against international business transaction and breach of contract dispute; successfully negotiated favorable pre-suit settlement
  • Lead attorney defending a multi-million dollar wrongful foreclosure lawsuit; negotiated favorable settlement while case was on appeal
  • Second-chaired bench trial in a protracted business dispute involving five parties with multiple counter- and cross-claims; successfully negotiated conversion to arbitration mid-trial that ultimately resulted in a favorable disposition for our client
  • Second chaired medical malpractice jury trial; successfully overturned unfavorably jury verdict on appeal

Admissions

Georgia

United States District Court for the Northern District of Georgia

Georgia Court of Appeals

Georgia Supreme Court

Associations

  • Federal Bar Association
  • Georgia State Bar Young Lawyers Division
  • University of Georgia Young Alumni Association
  • Eagle Scout - Boy Scouts of America

Awards & Honors

  • American Bar Association Business Negotiations Competition - Finalist
  • Prince Evidence Moot Court Competition - Winner
  • Talmadge Moot Court Competition - Winner

Education

University of Georgia School of Law, Athens, GA

Juris Doctor, cum laude, 2014

  • Articles Editor, Georgia Journal of International & Comparative Law 
  • Moot Court Team, Winner—Talmadge Moot Court Competition, Prince Evidence Competition 
  • Business Negotiations Team, National Finalist—ABA National Negotiations Competition
  • Research Assistant, King Law Library

Brigham Young University, Provo, UT

Bachelor of Arts, Humanities with an emphasis in Film, 2010

  • Brigham Young Scholarship
  • Research Assistant, Professor Matt Ancell 
  • Humanities College Student Body Government Leadership Committee Member

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