John K. Bennett

John K. Bennett

Jackson Lewis P.C.

Recognized since 2007

Berkeley Heights, New Jersey

Practice Areas

Employment Law - Management

Litigation - Labor and Employment

Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2018 - Employment Law - Management
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John K. Bennett is a Shareholder in the Morristown, New Jersey office of Jackson Lewis P.C. Mr. Bennett’s entire practice is devoted to representing employers in all areas of labor and employment-related matters. He is well versed in handling: employment-related litigation in federal and state courts and administrative agencies, including jury trials; negotiating and enforcement of employment agreements and restrictive covenants, traditional labor matters before the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) and arbitrations under collective bargaining agreements; labor-injunction matters in federal and state courts; and virtually all aspects of labor relations and employment law for employers.

Mr. Bennett has been ranked by Chambers USA from 2009 -2015 as a leader in the Labor and Employment Law practice area. Chambers USA 2015 recognizes that sources say Mr. Bennett is “an outstanding attorney.” Mr. Bennett “advises clients on various employment-related matters and disputes and is highly accomplished when it comes to taking matters to trial.” One impressed source describes his as “the most effective lawyers on his feet I have ever seen.” He focuses on representing employers in litigation, and is credited with a full and thorough knowledge of employment law.” Additionally Mr. Bennett has been named in Best Lawyers in America from 2006-2012, in New York Area’s Best Lawyers from 2007-2012, and selected as a New Jersey Super Lawyer.

Mr. Bennett was Articles Editor for the Seton Hall Law Review. When he received a Master of Law (LL.M. in Labor Law) degree, summa cum laude, from New York University School of Law, he was recognized for achieving the highest grade point average in the school’s Labor Law Program. From 1980-1981 he was law clerk to the Hon. Robert L. Clifford, Justice of the New Jersey Supreme Court.

  • 200 Connell Drive, Suite 2000
    Berkeley Heights, NJ 07922
  • Seton Hall University, J.D., graduated 1980
Bar Admissions
  • New Jersey, New Jersey State Bar Association
  • New York, New York State Bar Association
  • American Bar Association - Member
  • DRI - Member
  • New Jersey State Bar Association - Member

Jackson Lewis P.C.
Headquarters: New York, New York

268 The Best Lawyers in America® awards

76 Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch® in America awards

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Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2018 - Employment Law - Management
Named "Lawyer of the Year" by Best Lawyers® for:
  • Employment Law - Management, Newark (2018)
Recognized in The Best Lawyers® in America 2023 for work in:
  • Employment Law - Management
  • Litigation - Labor and Employment
Special Focus:
  • COVID-19
  • Defense
  • Management
  • Super Lawyers, 2005-2012
  • Chambers USA 2009-2015

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