Lee R. Benton- Partner
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Martindale- Hubbell Profile
Practice Areas: Business Litigation; Bankruptcy; Secured Transactions; Work Outs
Admitted: 1977, Alabama and U.S. Court of Appeals, 5th and 11th Circuits; 2001, Tennessee; 2008, Supreme Court of the United States
Law School: Cumberland School of Law of Samford University, J.D., cum laude, 1977
College: Auburn University, B.S., 1974
Member: Birmingham Bar Association (President, 2008; Executive Committee, 2009, 1993-1995; Chairman, Grievance Committee, 1990; Entertainment Committee; Ethics Committee; Treasurer, Young Lawyers Section); Birmingham Bar Foundation (Life Fellow, Executive Committee, 2009-2011; Treasurer 1996); Federal and American Bar Associations (Member, Litigation Section); Legal Aid Society (Board of Directors 2008); American Bar Foundation (Patron Life Fellow); Alabama State Bar (Chairman, 1988, Bankruptcy and Commercial Law Section); Alabama Trial Lawyers Association; Super Lawyer-Bankruptcy (2008-2015); Best Lawyers in America; Top Rated Lawyers in Birmingham, B-Metro Magazine (2014-2018), Top 50 Lawyers in State of Alabama; Top 100 Litigators in the State of Alabama by The American Society of Legal Advocates, 2015; "Stars of the Bar" by B-Metro Magazine, 2015; AIOBA 10 Best Bankruptcy Attorneys in Alabama 2013 and 2014; American Society of Legal Advocates, 2013-present (Nationwide organization of elite lawyers by invitation only).
Biography: Phi Delta Phi. Member, Cumberland Moot Court Board. Author: Comment, "The Tort of Bad Faith: A Perspective Look at the Insurer's Expanding Liability," p. 241, Vol. 8, No. 1, Cumberland Law Review, Spring, 1977. Law Clerk to Justice Richard L. Jones, Alabama Supreme Court, 1977-1978. Board of Directors, Attorney's Insurance Mutual of the South, Inc.; Presidential and Madison Who's Who. Outstanding Young Men in America, 1985. Board of Directors Alabama Goodwill Industries. Elder (Three times), Deacon (Chairman) South Highland Presbyterian Church.
Born: Birmingham, Alabama, September 5, 1951