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T. Hart Benton, III

McDowell Knight Roedder & Sledge
11 North Water Street, 13th Floor
Battle House Tower
Post Office Box 350 (36601)
Mobile, Alabama 36602

Phone: (251) 432-5300
Fax: (251) 432-5303
Direct Dial: (251) 431-8826

EMAIL

tbenton@mcdowellknight.com

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EDUCATION


  • Loyola University New Orleans School of Law, Juris Doctor, Summa Cum Laude, 2017
  • Editor in Chief, Loyola Law Review
  • William L. Crowe, Sr. Scholar
  • Birmingham-Southern College, Bachelor of Science, 2014

AREAS OF PRACTICE



T. Hart Benton, III

Mr. Benton has significant litigation experience across many areas of the law, including commercial disputes, professional malpractice, civil rights, constitutional law, intellectual property, product liability, and personal injury. While maintaining a diverse practice, Mr. Benton devotes a substantial portion of his time to employment litigation in areas including Title VII, the ADA, the OSH Act, state discrimination statutes, 42 U.S.C. §§ 1981 and 1983, and the Fourteenth Amendment, and assists employers with drafting employment agreements, non-compete and confidentiality agreements, employee handbooks, and separation agreements. Mr. Benton has also represented businesses in a variety of commercial transactions, including multi-million dollar acquisitions. In addition, Mr. Benton is a committed advocate for the civil legal needs of Alabama’s low-income residents, serving as a member of the Board of Directors of the South Alabama Volunteer Lawyers Program while also maintaining an active pro bono practice.

Before joining the firm in 2017, Mr. Benton received his Juris Doctor from Loyola University New Orleans College of Law, where he graduated summa cum laude in the top 3% of his class and served as the Editor in Chief of the Loyola Law Review. He was also designated a William L. Crowe, Sr. Scholar, received a Certificate in Law, Technology, and Entrepreneurship, was an active participant in Loyola’s Moot Court program, and worked as a research assistant for Professor Cynthia Lepow, a nationally recognized tax expert. Prior to law school, he attended Birmingham-Southern College after graduating in W.P. Davidson High School’s first International Baccalaureate class.

Mr. Benton and his wife, Loryn, are both native Mobilians and have one son.



PUBLISHED WORKS
  • T. Hart Benton, Rethinking Political Party Contribution Limits: A Roadmap to Reform, 63 Loy. L. Rev. 255 (2017).

  • T. Hart Benton, Congressional and Presidential Electoral Reform After Arizona State Legislature v. Arizona Independent Redistricting Commission, 62 Loy. L. Rev 155 (2016).

PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS
  • Alabama Bar Association
    • Member
  • Mobile Bar Young Lawyers
    • Member, Executive Committee
  • South Alabama Volunteer Lawyers Program
    • Member, Board of Directors
CIVIC AND CHARITABLE ORGANIZATIONS
  • United Cerebral Palsy of Mobile
    • Member of Board of Directors