Overview

Avery Bennett counsels corporate clients in employment litigation, including actions under Title VII and the Minnesota Human Rights Act. 

He researches and analyzes legal issues and formulates strategies. Avery also drafts pleadings, motions, proposed orders and briefs. In addition, he advises clients on legal compliance with employment practices.

Prior Experience

Avery joined Faegre Drinker from a global labor and employment firm. Following law school, he clerked for Justice G. Barry Anderson and Justice Gordon L. Moore at the Minnesota Supreme Court. During law school, he was an extern for the Hon. David R. Stras on the Eighth Circuit and head managing editor of the Minnesota Law Review. Following his undergraduate education, Avery was a Fulbright Fellow through the U.S. Department of State and the Icelandic Ministry of Education and Culture, studying at the University of Iceland. He was also an eighth- and ninth-grade science teacher in Sweden.

Personal Interests

In his free time, Avery enjoys playing piano, leatherwork, sailing and exploring new languages.

Credentials

Bar Admissions

Minnesota

Court Admissions

U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota

Clerkships

Minnesota Supreme Court, Hon. G. Barry Anderson and Hon. Gordon L. Moore, III, 2022-2023

Languages

French
Spanish
Icelandic
Swedish

Education

University of Minnesota Law School
J.D. magna cum laude, Minnesota Law Review (head managing editor) (2022)

Harvard University
A.B. in Germanic Languages and Literature (2016)

Insights & Events

Other Perspectives
  • Appellate Practice Group Roundtable: Do’s and Don’ts of Oral Argument
    Co-author, ABA Litigation Section’s Appellate Practice Committee (Jan. 18, 2024)
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