Legal Advocates for the People of Tennessee and Mississippi

Johnson & Bennett is an experienced trial firm that focuses on employment law cases. Our partners, Tressa V. Johnson and Kristy L. Bennett, believe strongly in the rights of our clients to be made whole. When you come through our door, you know our full attention is on you and your case. Drawing on our years of experience, we find solutions and involve you at every step. J&B is your firm; Law is our passion.

We recognize that sometimes people need assistance and we are ultimately providing a service to those who need it. Dealing with workplace discrimination, harassment, retaliation or medical leave issues is stressful. J&B can help guide you through the process and strive towards a resolution based on the facts and law applicable to your case. 

Contact us today if you need legal assistance with any of the following:

  • Employment Law
  • Discrimination
  • Overtime Laws
  • Retaliation
  • Sexual Harassment
  • Wrongful Termination

Call today at 901-402-6601 to arrange your initial consultation.

Attorney Tressa Valentine Johnson, Esq.

Bar Admissions:

  • Tennessee, 2007
  • Mississippi, 2014

Education:

  • J.D., Loyola University College of Law, 2007
    • Civil Law Division, Common Law Certificate
    • Hannah and Herman Levy Scholarship Fund of the Lupin Foundation Activities
    • Thurgood Marshall Mock Trial Competition
    • 2006-2007 Student Hurricane Network- Co-Founder
    • Black Law Student Association
    • Phi Alpha Delta Law Fraternity, International
  • Medical degree coursework, Howard University College of Medicine, 2000-2001
  • Post-Baccalaureate Studies, Harvard University, 1998-1999
  • U.S., Xavier University of Louisiana, 1998
    • Major in Biology, minor in Chemistry May
    • Invited member of Beta Beta Beta Biological Honor Society

Professional Memberships and Achievements:

  • Million Dollar Advocates Forum, Life Member
  • Tennessee Association for Justice
  • Tennessee Bar Association
  • Mississippi Bar Association
  • Memphis Bar Association
  • National Bar Association
  • Phi Alpha Delta Law Fraternity, International

Attorney Kristy L. Bennett, Esq.

Bar Admissions:

  • Mississippi, 1999
  • Tennessee, 2011
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, 1999
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Mississippi, 1999
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Mississippi, 1999
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Tennessee, 2011
  • U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Tennessee, 2016

Education:

  • J.D., University of Mississippi School of Law, 1999
    • Dean’s List, fall 1997
    • Outstanding Student Award — International Law, fall 1998
    • Harry L. Case Memorial Scholarship
    • Albert N. Hopkins Scholarship
  • U.S., University of Mississippi, 1996
    • Major in English
    • Cum laude

Professional Memberships and Achievements:

  • Tennessee Bar Association
  • Mississippi Bar Association

$500,000 settlement with VA for disability discrimination and retaliation in March 2020


$1.2 M recovery for Commercial MVA by Tressa V. Johnson in TN


$1,000,000 jury verdict by Tressa V. Johnson and Kristy L. Bennett


$1.7 M verdict by Kristy L. Bennett and Jim Waide


$1M recovery for dram shop/MVA by Kristy L. Bennett in MS

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