Bennett & Bennett Attorneys at Law

The Biltmore Hotel, Executive Office Center, Suite 360. Coral Gables, Fl 33134

Meet our Attorneys

Richard Bennett attorney

Richard Bennett was born in Savannah, Georgia and grew up in Jacksonville, Florida. He received his B.A. and Juris Doctorate from Florida State University and was admitted to the Florida Bar in 1972. He served as an Assistant Attorney General in Tallahassee and then as associate with the firm of Helliwell, Melrose and DeWolf in Miami.

He later worked with the Law Offices of Oleg Peter Petroff in Rome, Italy before returning to Miami and establishing a practice with Lisa in 1990.

He and Lisa authored “A Guide to the Use of the Declaratory Judgment Act In Common Fund Class Actions”, The Florida Bar Journal, July/August 1996. They also authored, together with Peter Bennett; A Taxpayer Strategy To Invalidate Illegal Special Assessments; University of Miami Law School publication, Spring/Summer 2011.

Richard’s experience is in consumer class actions, emergency room over-charging, TCPA litigation, special assessment challenges, real property transfers, property taxation, and commercial litigation.


Lisa Bennett attorney

Lisa Bennett was born in New Orleans, received her B.A. and Juris Doctorate from Florida State University, is a member of the Florida Bar, the Bar of the United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida, the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit and the United States Supreme Court. Her early career was spent as an Assistant Dade County Attorney, a legal consultant to the United Nations Food and Agricultural Organization in Rome Italy, and a legal consultant to the United Nations Center On Transnational Corporations in New York City. During her time with the UN she authored “The Legal Status of Rural Women: Limitations on the Economic Participation of Women in Rural Development” UN/ FAO, Rome, 1979; guest lectured at the First World Conference on Land Policy, Harvard University, 1980; and authored “Women, Law and Property in the Developing World: An Overview”, Human Rights Quarterly, Johns Hopkins University Press, Spring 1981.

Lisa has practiced law in the areas of class actions, commercial litigation, and appeals as Bennett & Bennett with her husband, Richard Bennett, in Coral Gables since 1990. She has served as chair of the appellate court committee of the Dade County Bar Association, chair and member of the City of Coral Gables Historic Preservation Board for eight years, and has been chair of the Coral Gables Library Advisory Board since 2014. She is a long time Board member and Past-President of the Historic Preservation Association of Coral Gables and was elected to the Board of Trustees of Dade Heritage Trust in 2017.


Richard Bennett attorney

Peter Bennett was born in Miami in 1983 and received his Bachelors Degree in Political Science and International Affairs from Florida State University. He received his Juris Doctorate from St. Thomas University School of Law in Miami and also studied law, through Florida State University, at Oxford University, UK.

Peter was a member and on the editorial staff of the St. Thomas Law Review and received awards for his Outstanding Public Service and Student Professionalism while in law school.

He also interned as law clerk for then Chief Judge of the Florida Third District Court of Appeal Gerald B. Cope, Jr.; worked as the law clerk for a nationally recognized personal injury firm, in Coral Gables; interned with the Florida Justice Institute and the Miami Dade County Public Defender; and worked in banking as an anti-money laundering compliance analyst. He was admitted to the Florida Bar and joined the firm, of counsel, in 2009. Peter’s practice areas are litigation, class actions, appeals, contracts, and real estate transactions.