Seikaly, Stewart, & Bennett, P.C.
30445 Northwestern Highway, Suite 250
Farmington Hills, Michigan 48334
Larry Bennett focuses his practice on litigation issues involving environmental hazards, defective products, and unsafe practices that result in physical and economic injury. Larry has obtained substantial jury verdicts and settlements for injury victims in courts throughout Michigan and several states. He has been involved in cases challenging the safe design of aircraft and automobiles; the health impact of contaminated home and business environments; and injuries resulting from construction, trucking, or other wrongful conduct.
Larry is also involved in complex commercial or business litigation including insurance coverage disputes, disability insurance claims, challenges to telecommunication billing practices, and shareholder disputes.
Larry has served on numerous committees with respect to litigation related issues, including the Civil Justice Reform Act Advisory Group for the United States District Court, Eastern District of Michigan. He has been a frequent speaker at seminars involving litigation related topics. He has also served as an arbitrator and a mediator for the Wayne County Mediation Tribunal Association, the Oakland County Bar Association and the Macomb County Bar Association.
Larry is a member of the State Bar of Michigan and is admitted to practice before the United States District Courts for the Eastern and Western Districts of Michigan; the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, and the United States Supreme Court. Larry is a member of the American Association for Justice and serves on the Executive Board of the Michigan Association for Justice, a group dedicated to promoting safety for all Michigan citizens by advancing principles of accountability and responsibility for actions that cause injury. Larry also serves on the Amicus Committee of the MAJ, assisting in writing appellate briefs on issues of major importance in Michigan.
Larry was recently elected as an officer of the Insurance and Indemnity Section of the State Bar of Michigan and currently serves as its treasurer.
Larry has an “AV” Peer Review rating from Martindale-Hubbell, the highest ranking by peers for general ethical standards and legal ability. He has also been selected as a Michigan Super Lawyer for the years 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013 He has also been recognized by the New York Times as a Top Attorney in Michigan.
Away from work, Larry is involved with Special Olympics activities. He formerly served on the Board of Directors of Variety FAR Conservatory of Therapeutic and Performing Arts, a charitable organization that provides creative arts therapy and recreation services for children and adults with mental, physical or emotional impairments. He enjoys scuba diving, cycling and visiting National Parks.
Cass Technical High School, Detroit
Wayne State University, B.S., J.D.
Admitted to Practice: Michigan 1976
U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Michigan 1978
U.S. Court of Appeals, 6th Circuit 1978
U.S. Supreme Court 1983
U.S. District Court, Western Michigan District of Michigan 1984