- Sole Practitioner
Bridgette M. Bennett is an attorney whose solo practice focuses exclusively on Immigration & Nationality Law. Bridgette graduated from Barry University Dwayne O’Andreas School of Law in May 2011 and was admitted into the Florida Bar in November 2011. During law school, she was Vice President of the Black Law Student Association for one term and the 2009 recipient of the Florida Bar Association’s Young Lawyers Division Scholarship. Prior to moving to Lake County, Bridgette lived in Washington, DC for over 10 years. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree in English and Government from Georgetown University in 2000.
Bennett Law Center officially opened its doors in November 2011. Bridgette is passionate about immigration law! Her law firm is community-centric and is dedicated to serving the immigration needs of their local and global clientele. Bridgette strongly believes in education as a means of addressing many of the issues facing non-citizens today. As such, Bennett Law Center offers free immigration seminars at local churches and community based organizations. The firm’s motto is “All things are possible with God.”
Bridgette consistently emphasizes that “Jesus is the best thing that ever happened to me.” She became a faithful disciple of Christ in January 2002 and is passionate about encouraging and empowering God’s children to fulfill their greatest potential in Christ. She enjoys sharing God’s Word in a practical, down to earth manner.
Bridgette has been married to Wayne for 14 years and they have three beautiful children, Tracy Ann, Brianna and Stephen.
About Bennett Law Center
At the Bennett Law Center, we are passionate about immigration law. We are a community-centric law firm dedicated to serving the immigration needs of our local and worldwide clientele. We strongly believe in education as a means of addressing many of the issues facing non-U.S. citizens today.
Areas of Practice
- Immigration 100%
- 75% of Practice Devoted to Litigation
- Florida, 2011
- Barry University School of Law, Orlando, Florida
- J.D. - 2011
- Honors: Book Award, Florida Criminal Procedure, Spring 2010
- Georgetown University, Washington, DC
- B.A. - 2000
- Major: English/Government
Honors and Awards
- U.S. CONGRESS, CERTIFICATE OF SPECIAL CONGRESSIONAL RECOGNITION - • May 2010: Awarded certificate of recognition for participation in Congressman Alan Grayson’s “Civil Rights Restoration Workshops” designed to provide low income individuals with information about expunging and sealing criminal records, and assist in the process of restoring their civil rights, including the right to vote
- U.S. DEPT. OF JUSTICE, EXECUTIVE OFFICE FOR IMMIGRATION REVIEW - • July 2010: Presented with certificate in recognition of outstanding professional contribution to the Orlando Immigration Court following completion of the Court’s Volunteer Judicial Internship program
- WOMEN’S COUNCIL OF REALTORS, ROYAL ASCOT MODEL CITIZEN AWARD - • Oct. 2009: Awarded certificate for contributions to the South Lake community by helping women in crisis marriages, promoting Caribbean culture and highlighting the growing Caribbean business community in South Lake County
- MEDIA RECOGNITION - • 2008-2009: Featured in local news media including the Orlando Sentinel, South Lake Magazine, the Daily Commercial, and the Clermont News Leader for community involvement with Sarah’s Daughters and the Caribbean Business Links Networking Group
Professional Associations and Memberships
- American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA), Chair Member Benefits Committee, 2011 to Present
- National Immigration Project, Member, 2011 to Present
Past Employment Positions
- THE CARDONA LAW FIRM, LLC, Law Clerk
- THE LAW OFFICES OF ALMA C. DEFILLO, PA, Law Clerk
- DEPT. OF JUSTICE, EXECUTIVE OFFICE FOR IMMIGRATION REVIEW , Judicial Intern
- BARRY UNIVERSITY LAW SCHOOL, IMMIGRATION CLINIC , Legal Intern