J. Bennett Crites, III

Partner

In practice for 16 years, Bennett is a member of the firm's Litigation group, advising businesses and individuals on complex legal issues. His practice focuses on transportation and commercial trucking law, products liability, professional liability, and retail and hospitality where he is experienced in litigating cases from minor injury to wrongful death and catastrophic injury. In Bennett's products liability work, he represents clients in industries as diverse as:

  • Heavy equipment
  • Consumer products
  • Chemicals
  • Firearms
  • Food products
  • Sporting goods

Bennett handles professional liability cases for a variety of licensed professionals, including health care providers, pharmacists, and lawyers. His retail and hospitality practice includes defense of retail establishments in premises liability and alcohol liability actions.

In addition, Bennett is also a Circuit Court Mediator and Arbitrator in the State of South Carolina. 

Outside of his busy practice, Bennett enjoys cooking, running, and spending time with his wife and four children. 

  • Represented a national convenience store/fuel supplier in connection with the defense of an alleged alcohol liability dram shop lawsuit.
  • Represented commercial trucking company in connection with the defense of an automobile negligence wrongful death claim.  
  • Represented a medical transport company in connection with the defense of an alleged medical professional liability wrongful death claim.
  • Represented a national convenience store/fuel supplier in connection with the defense of various alleged premises liability lawsuits.
  • Represented an international firearms supplier in connection with the defense of an alleged product liability lawsuit.