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Dowd Bennett obtains unanimous jury verdict for client

On March 3, 2017, a unanimous jury in the United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts rendered its verdict in favor of a medical device manufacturer represented by Dowd Bennett lawyers Jim Bennett, Megan Heinsz, and Hannah Preston.  The case was tried over four weeks and involved…

Six Dowd Bennett Attorneys Selected to the 2016 Missouri Super Lawyers® List

Six Dowd Bennett attorneys are among the five percent of Missouri lawyers chosen for inclusion on the 2016 Missouri Super Lawyers® List. Jim Bennett has been selected to the Super Lawyers® list each year since 2005, and this year is recognized for his work in the following practice areas:…

James F. Bennett Recognized by Best Lawyers®

For the 11th consecutive year, Jim Bennett has been selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers of America© for his work in Commercial Litigation in the St. Louis Region.  This is the 2nd year Best Lawyers has recognized Mr. Bennett for his work in Health Care Law. Inclusion in…

Ed Dowd and Jim Bennett featured in cover story of St. Louis Business Journal

Ed Dowd and Jim Bennett sat down for a conversation with Greg Edwards of the St. Louis Business Journal to reflect on their first ten years building Dowd Bennett, and the major cases and milestones that earned the firm’s reputation as the go-to law firm for high stakes litigation.  The…

Dowd Bennett Case Published on Bloomberg Terminal

Bloomberg author Steven Raphael, interviewed Jim Bennett about Dowd Bennett’s trial victory on behalf of Barbara Burton Morriss against Wells Fargo in which Ms. Morriss was awarded $77.87 million.  An article discussing Mr. Bennett’s interview and the trial victory was published in Bloomberg Terminal and can be found by…

James F. Bennett Recognized by Best Lawyers® for 10th Consecutive Year

For the 10th consecutive year, Best Lawyers® has acknowledged James F. Bennett in their 22nd edition of The Best Lawyers in America©.  This marks the 10th year that Mr. Bennett has been named in the field of Commercial Litigation and the 1st year he has been chosen for his…

James F. Bennett Elected to the American Inns of Court Board of Trustees

James F. Bennett has been elected to serve a four-year term on the American Inns of Court Foundation’s Board of Trustees.  The American Inns of Court is an organization of legal professionals from all levels (students, professors, lawyers and judges) who are committed to maintaining appropriate professional and ethical…

Wells Fargo Ordered to Repay Millions to Dowd Bennett Client

On May 11, 2015, a St. Louis County jury ordered Wells Fargo to repay the Barbara Burton Morriss Revocable trust $45,766,033.81.  Dowd Bennett lawyers acted as lead trial counsel in the case, which generated the largest reported verdict in the history of St. Louis County, $77,866,033.81.  Wells Fargo was…

First Circuit Court of Appeals Affirms District of Massachusetts Verdict

After a unanimous jury returned a verdict in favor of Dowd Bennett client Fresenius Medical Care in August of 2012, the government appealed the case to the United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit. The First Circuit heard oral argument and ultimately decided that the District of…

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