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John K. Bennett


P 973-538-6890
F 973-540-9015


John K. Bennett is a Principal in the Morristown, New Jersey, office of Jackson Lewis P.C. His entire practice is devoted to representing employers in all areas of labor and employment-related matters.

Mr. Bennett regularly handles employment-related litigation in federal and state courts and administrative agencies, including substantial experience in jury trials. He also handles enforcing employment agreements to arbitrate claims, and arbitrations under those agreements, as well as arbitrations under collective bargaining agreements and many other aspects of labor relations and employment law for employers. Mr. Bennett also has been recognized for managing nationwide employment and labor counsel relationships with certain clients.

Mr. Bennett has been ranked by Chambers USA from 2009-2018 as a leader in the Labor and Employment Law practice areas.  Chambers USA 2017 states Mr. Bennett “is hailed as a ‘strong litigator’ by his peers and is recognized for his trial experience.”  Chambers USA 2016 comments include "The 'awesome' John Bennett is described as a 'great attorney' who is 'hard-working and knowledgeable' in a broad range of employment litigation matters. He has great skill at trial…”

Chambers USA 2012 wrote: Client favorite John Bennett is "meticulous in his ability to call up facts. Often when a matter involves high-level employees we bring him in.” Chambers USA has also written: "…John Bennett is singled out as 'a terrific guy to go to if your neck’s on the line.' He focuses on representing employers in litigation, and is credited with a full and thorough knowledge of employment law."

While attending law school, Mr. Bennett was Articles Editor for the Seton Hall Law Review. From 1980-1981, he was law clerk to the late Hon. Robert L. Clifford, Justice of the New Jersey Supreme Court. Mr. Bennett and his wife Faith reside in Westfield, New Jersey, and have three adult daughters, Ali, Julie and Claire.

Honors and Recognitions

  • The College of Labor & Employment Lawyers, Fellow
Best Lawyers Award Badge
USA Chambers 2018 - John K. Bennett
The Legal 500 - The Clients Guide to Law Firms

Professional Associations and Activities

  • American Bar Association, Labor and Employment, and Litigation sections
  • New Jersey State Bar Association, Labor & Employment section, Executive Committee

Published Works

  • NJ Federal Practice and Procedure. Chapter 26 (NJ: NJLJ Books, 2010) [Author]
  • "Revisiting the Arbitration of Employment Disputes," New Jersey Lawyer (December 2008) [Author]
  • "Developing and Enforcing Arguments to Arbitrate Employment Disputes," Metropolitan Corporate Counsel 10.8 (July 2002) [Author]
  • "Developing Issues of Workplace Harassment Liability," New Jersey Lawyer (January 2002) [Author]

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August 15, 2018
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Jackson Lewis Attorneys Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America© 2019

August 15, 2018

WHITE PLAINS, NY (August 15, 2018) Jackson Lewis P.C., one of the country’s preeminent workplace law firms, is pleased to announce more than 200 attorneys throughout the firm’s locations have been named to the 2019 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America©, a publication that has become universally regarded as a definitive guide to legal... Read More

May 30, 2018
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Jackson Lewis Recommended in The Legal 500 2018

May 30, 2018

WHITE PLAINS, NY (May 30, 2018) Jackson Lewis P.C., one of the country’s preeminent workplace law firms, is pleased to announce the firm and its attorneys have been recommended in The Legal 500 United States 2018 in the following practice areas falling under the Labor and Employment designation: Employee Benefits, Executive Compensation... Read More

May 3, 2018
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Jackson Lewis and Its Attorneys Recognized in Chambers USA 2018

May 3, 2018

WHITE PLAINS, NY (May 3, 2018) Jackson Lewis P.C., one of the country’s preeminent workplace law firms, is pleased to announce the firm and 72 of its attorneys have been recognized in the 2018 edition of Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business, a prestigious annual guide ranking the leading law firms in the U.S. The firm... Read More

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