Adjunct Professor of Law
Joel P. Bennett is the President of the Law Offices of Joel P. Bennett, P.C., where he concentrates his practice on employment law and also serves as an expert witness in cases involving legal malpractice in employment law cases. Prior to starting his own practice in 1976, Mr. Bennett was an associate with the law firm of Stein, Mitchell and Mezines in Washington, DC, a trial attorney with the Federal Trade Commission in Washington, DC and a law clerk to the Hon. Richard W. McLaren on the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois. He is a member of NELA and has been on the board of the Metropolitan Washington Employment Lawyers Association since it was founded and served as its first secretary. Mr. Bennett is a graduate of Brown University and the Georgetown University Law Center, where he served on the law journal. He spent his junior year of college abroad at the London School of Economics. Mr. Bennett has also served as Chair of the Law Practice Management Section of the American Bar Association, President of the voluntary Bar Association of the District of Columbia, co-founder and first chair of the Law Practice Management Section of the mandatory District of Columbia Bar, chair of the Litigation Section of the District of Columbia Bar and a member of the Steering Committee of the Labor and Employment Law Section of the District of Columbia Bar.