Richard T. Bennett - Bennett, Lotterhos, Sulser & Wilson, P.A.

Richard T. Bennett

Listed in Best Lawyers since 1983
Phone: 601-944-0250

Practice Areas

  • Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Creditors' Rights and Bankruptcy Litigation
  • Commercial Litigation
Professional Distinctions
  • AV Preeminent, Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Rating (since 1981)
  • Best Lawyers, Arbitration and Mediation (since 1983)
  • Best Lawyers, Bankruptcy Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency Law and Reorganization (since 1983)
  • Mid-South Super Lawyers, Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Mid-South Super Lawyers, Bankruptcy and Creditors' Rights
  • President, The Mississippi Bar Association, 2000
  • Board of Directors, American Arbitration Association (2006 Outstanding Director Award)
  • Member, Mississippi Advisory Council of the American Arbitration Association
  • Special Committee on Judicial Election Campaign Intervention, appointed by James W. Smith Jr., Chief Justice of the Mississippi Supreme Court (2006)
  • Chairman, Mississippi Bankruptcy Court Mediation Rules Committee
  • President, Federal Bar Association, 1996-1998
  • President, Hinds County Bar Association, 1983
  • President, Mississippi Bankruptcy  Conference, 1981
  • Fellow, Mississippi Bar Foundation and Executive Committee
  • Fellow, American College of Civil Trial Mediators
  • Fellow, Mississippi Bar Young Lawyers Division
  • Member, Mississippi Bar Complaint Counsel, 1974-1976
  • Commissioner, Mississippi Bar Continuing Legal Education
  • Executive Director, Mississippi Bar Legal Services Inc.
  • Member, Mississippi Criminal Justice Standars Commission
  • Member, Bankruptcy Judge Merit Screening Committee
  • President, Clinton Educational Foundation for Excellence Inc.
  • Member, Mississippi Bankruptcy Conference Arbitration and Mediation Committee
  • Charles Clark Chapter of the American Inns of Court
  • Ex officio Member, American Law Institute, 2000-2001
  • Member, Gender Fairness Advisory Study Committee
  • Co-Chairman, Mississippi Bar Centennial Anniversary Committee, 2005-2006
  • Mississippi College Distinguished Alumnus, History and Political Science Department, 2002
  • Assistant Dean for Adjunct Faculty, Mississippi College School of Law
  • Board of Trustees, Blue Mountain College
  • Captain, Judge Advocate General's Corps, United States Army Reserve, 1969-1976
  • The Mississippi Bar
  • Capital Area Bar Association
  • Mississippi Bankruptcy Conference
  • American Bar Association
  • Federal Bar Association
  • American Bankruptcy Institute
  • Commercial Law League of America
  • American Arbitration Association
  • American College of Civil Trial Mediators
  • National Academy of Distinguished Neutrals
  • National Conference of Bar Presidents
  • Southern Conference of Bar Presidents
Publications and Presentations
  • AAA University, April 20, 2011, Webinar "Arbitrator Boundaries: What are the Limits of Arbitrator Authority?"
  • AAA University, December 8, 2010, New Orleans, Louisiana, "Chairing an Arbitration Panel, Managing Procedures, Process and Dynamics, Program."
  • 2010 AAA/International Centre for Dispute Resolution (ICDR) Neutrals Conference, November 5-6, 2010, Orlando, Florida, "What Attorneys and Their Clients Want Most from Mediators/Arbitrators: Are You What They're Looking For?"
  • American College of Civil Trial Mediators (ACCTM) 2010 Retreat, July 19-20, 2010, Manchester Village, Vermont, "Stories Mediators Tell," "Deal or NO Deal: Leveraging Information to Overcome Psychological Barriers to Efficient Deals," and "Anatomy of a Personal Injury/Worker's Compensation/Commercial Case."
  • "The Effects of Bankruptcy on a Foreclosure Action," Foreclosure Law in Mississippi, Univ. of Miss. Inst. for Continuing Studies, Center for Continuing Legal Educ.
  • "Environmental Concerns in Bankruptcy Litigation," 10 Miss. C.L. Rev. 5 (1989)
  • "State Variations of Commercial Law-Mississippi," Digest of Commercial Laws of the World (1985)
  • "Historical Sketches of the Early Law School of the University of Mississippi: A Newly Found Memoir," 37 Miss. L.J. 28 (1965)
  • "Beginnings of the Legal Profession in Mississippi," 36 Miss. L.J. 155 (1965)

Mississippi CollegeBA 1962University of MississippiJ.D. 1965

Office Location

The Pinnacle at Jackson Place, Suite 650
190 East Capitol Street
P.O. Box 98
Jackson, MS 39205-0098
United States

Practice Areas

Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law (Chapter 12, Commercial, Litigation)