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, real estate matters, and intellectual property.

Practice Areas
  • Business Law
  • Appeals & Appellate
  • Consumer Law
  • Intellectual Property
Additional Practice Area
  • Civil Litigation
Fees
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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
Super Lawyers
Rising Star
Super Lawyers
Rising Star
Super Lawyers
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
347 Questions Answered

Q. How does a father get full custody in Tennessee?
A: He would file a complaint for custody and child support with the circuit court in the county where he resides. There are forms available online from the State of Tennessee - but it would be wise to consult with local counsel to determine his best course of action. These cases can be complicated.
Q. Can I overturn a verdict based on the service of process. Hearing stated my whereabouts were unknown.
A: The timeline of events is important. An attorney would need much more information to evaluate your case and determine your options. Consult with a local attorney asap to determine your rights.
Q. I have been verbally assaulted by my partner's ex wife multiple times in front of their children
A: On that limited factual basis, no.
Q. If my son's father is paying child support but there is no custody order at all, can I move from tennessee to florida?
A: It is possible. You must comply with the statutes regarding relocation including given the proper notice. See, e.g., TCA 36-6-108. You would be wise to consult with a local attorney first to make sure you do it correctly.
Q. My employer is offering something to one employee and not the other. Is that legal?
A: One would need a lot more information to determine an answer. Does the employee have a contract? Employment handbook? Perhaps there's an opt-in period? Consult a local employment attorney.
Q. Is my non compete clause enforceable?
A: Maybe. An attorney would need to review the contract. 50 or so miles has been deemed reasonable by courts, as well as 1 year for a time limitation. There are other factors, but the best way to get a solid answer is to have an attorney review your documents.
Q. I just received a civil retainer warrant to vacate my apartment (I was unfairly terminated by the owners) A court date
A: If you lose on the 23rd you would have 10 days to vacate or the landlord can file a writ of possession and have the sheriff remove you. Or you could appeal within 10 days should you lose. As for the procedure - that's not a question that can be answered here as it can be complicated. You should consult local counsel for your options/defenses if you think you have been unfairly terminated. And you would be wise to do so sooner rather than later.
Q. I was wondering, is a police officer from "city A" allowed to make a traffic stop/violation in "city B"?
A: Need more facts specific to the stop. But in short, they could stop you across a city/county line for an infraction they witnessed in their jurisdiction. They may also be able to stop you in another jurisdiction - but when that happens usually they call in a local police officer to write the ticket - but the complainant would be the original police officer. However, this practice may certainly give rise to defenses regarding jurisdiction. Each case would be fact specific. Consult local counsel to see if you have any defenses.
Q. If my child lives with me 6 months a yr and stays with her mom 6 months, do I still have to pay child support?
A: Maybe. Time spent with each parent is one of several factors that go into calculating child support.
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Law Office of Brian T. Boyd, PLLC
214 Overlook Circle
Suite 275
Brentwood, TN 37027
USA
Telephone: (615) 861-1936