Douglas J. Bench

Associate
Cherry Hill, New Jersey

PRACTICE AREAS

Premises Liability
Products Liability
Employment Law
Appellate Litigation

BAR ADMISSIONS

Pennsylvania, 2008

United States District Court for the Western District, 2009

Missouri, 2009

United State District Court for Eastern District of Michigan, 2015

EDUCATION

Cornell Law School
Juris Doctor, 2006

University of Pittsburgh
B.A. Political Science and Journalism, 2003

ASSOCIATIONS

Philadelphia Bar Association

AWARDS

CALI Excellence for Future Awards

Douglas J. Bench focuses his legal practice in the areas of premises liability, products liability, appellate litigation, and employment law for corporate clients, including one of the nation’s largest retailers. Douglas handles cases in Pennsylvania state courts and in federal courts throughout the country. He manages his own caseload and handles all aspects of his cases including pleadings, discovery, motion practice, arbitrations, and trials.

Prior to joining McDonnell & Associates, Douglas worked for a mid-sized, complex class action litigation firm, concentrating his practice on antitrust, consumer fraud, and investment fraud cases. Douglas worked on all aspects of litigation including discovery, depositions, appeals, and motion practice. Douglas worked with experts in the preparation of their reports and deposed opposing experts.

Douglas also served as a law clerk in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania where he did extensive legal research and drafted judicial opinions.

Prior to going into private practice, Douglas was an adjunct economics instructor at the University of Pittsburgh. He continues to pursue his passion for educating others by tutoring students who are preparing for the bar exam.

Douglas earned his Juris Doctor from Cornell Law School, where he completed a Concentration in Commercial Litigation. He was awarded the CALI Excellence for the Future Award for attaining the highest grades in both copyright law and financial institutions.

Douglas is licensed to practice law in Pennsylvania and Missouri, as well as the United States District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania and the Eastern District of Michigan.

Collins et al. v. Athens Orthopedic, P.A., S19G007 (Ga. 2019) drafted successful cert. petition to the Georgia Supreme Court in a data breach case involving a putative class of more than 200,000 current and former patients.

Leibovic v. United Shore Financial Services, LLC. et al, 2:15-cv-12639 (E.D. Mich.) successfully argued motion to dismiss and discovery motions in a data breach case involving novel forms of identity theft, including a business owner who had fraudulent mortgages placed on his properties.

Douglas J. Bench, Collateral Review of Career Offender Sentences: The Case for Coram Nobis, 45 U. MICH. J. L. REFORM 155 (2011) (Cited in Spencer v. United States, 727 F.3d 1076, 1091 n.32 (11th Cir. 2013); State v. Rosenfield, 142 A.3d 1069, 1077 (VT 2016) (dissent)).

Douglas J. Bench, What Constitutes a Violent Felony After Begay?, 67 J. MO. B. 209 (2011).

Douglas J. Bench

Associate
Cherry Hill, New Jersey

PRACTICE AREAS

Premises Liability
Products Liability
Employment Law
Appellate Litigation

BAR ADMISSIONS

Pennsylvania, 2008

United States District Court for the Western District, 2009

Missouri, 2009

United State District Court for Eastern District of Michigan, 2015

EDUCATION

Cornell Law School
Juris Doctor, 2006

University of Pittsburgh
B.A. Political Science and Journalism, 2003

ASSOCIATIONS

Philadelphia Bar Association

AWARDS

CALI Excellence for Future Awards

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