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.

Practice Areas
  • Business Law
  • Appeals & Appellate
  • Consumer Law
  • Trademarks
Additional Practice Area
  • Civil Litigation
Fees
  • Credit Cards Accepted
    Visa, MasterCard, Discover.
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 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
292 Questions Answered

Q. If someone I don't know sends me money and wants me to send it to Nigeria and I don't send it can I get in trouble
A: It's likely a scam.
Q. My landlord (from 3 years ago) recently turned me to collections for 2 months of rent past my move out date.
A: If you have been sued you'll have a court date where you can defend yourself or you can hire an attorney to assist you in your defense.
Q. i received a civil warrant and court date from portfolio recovery. i have no knowledge of this credit card and it’s
A: General sessions court civil warrants do not require a "written" response UNLESS it is on a sworn account, which it probably is since Portfolio Recovery is a debt buyer. Tennessee has a sworn denial form here https://www.tncourts.gov/node/1436225 which you can fill out and file ahead of time. The important thing is that you appear in court to contest the claim. You may also want to hire counsel. If they fail to show that you owed any money to the original creditor, fail to show chain of title, or otherwise have insufficiencies in their case, you may prevail. But if you do not show up, a default will likely be entered against you.
Q. I was served with divorce papers.
A: An answer to a complaint is usually just mailed to the other party. Hand delivery is ok as well. But you must complete a certificate of service on your papers so the court knows how they were served. Service must comply with Rule 5 of the rules of civil procedure. If he says he didn't receive the response, just mail him a new copy.
Q. If a tenant is evicted for non payment of rent due to the landlord not accepting it be put out without a court order?
A: A landlord needs a court order to evict a tenant.
Q. My rent was late last month and the landlord tried to sue me we discussed it and he took the rent now this month he
A: If the Tennessee Uniform Landlord Tenant Act applies (as it does in several counties, including Davidson) then the landlord can accept late rent with reservation, which does not waive his right to file for an eviction later on. Consult your lease for your rights and remedies and an attorney to determine your options.
Q. 2 girls attacked me and another girl was beating me with a bat. I was wondering can I sue them. And trying to see how.
A: Can you sue? Yes. Can you win? That's the more difficult question. There are time limits from when you can file a lawsuit for assault/battery. Plus the facts of each case are different. Consult an attorney to determine your options.
Q. My ex wants to take me back to court for 50/50. I have primary residential custody and have for the last four years.
A: To change custody the petitioner would need to demonstrate a material change in circumstances. If nothing has really changed, then he may not prevail. If, however, you hire counsel and do prevail, the court, at its discretion, is permitted to award you with your reasonable attorney's fees per statute.
Q. Is there anyway I can find out if my husband had our marriage annullned or a divorce without my knowledge?
A: That's likely not possible since in order to get a divorce your spouse would have been required to serve with you the paperwork (complaint, summons, etc.). If you are still concerned, you can go to the local courthouse and do a records search.
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214 Overlook Circle
Suite 275
Brentwood, TN 37027
USA
Telephone: (615) 861-1936