New Orleans native Brandon Bennett co-founded Bennett Hodgins Devereaux Law in October 2016. He earned his undergraduate degree in Political Science in 2006 from Loyola University New Orleans and his law degree in 2009 from Loyola University New Orleans College of Law. Brandon was admitted to practice law in the great state of Louisiana in 2009. For more than 10 years, Brandon has utilized his legal talents to achieve the results his clients deserve in personal injury cases, business transactions, and commercial real estate. When Brandon is not advocating for his clients, he enjoys hunting, fishing, golfing, and scuba diving. Most importantly, he enjoys spending time with his wife and three children.
Norman Hodgins, III
Norman Hodgins has represented thousands of clients harmed by the negligence of others and is committed to personalized, responsive service in order to achieve the best possible results for his clients, whether through settlement or trial. Norman handles cases throughout the State of Louisiana and Federal Courts around the country including, but not limited to, class action and mass-tort cases, automobile/trucking accidents, defective pharmaceutical drugs, insurance recovery and bad-faith insurance claims handling, product liability, and premise liability matters. Every case accepted by Norman is thoroughly investigated, carefully prepared, and aggressively litigated. In cases involving wrongful death or catastrophic personal injury, he has an established track record for presenting a compelling case through his hard work and legal ability. Norman has been selected by the National Trial Lawyers as a Top 40 Attorney Under 40 years old.
A native of Nashville, TN, relocated to New Orleans in 1993 and now considers herself a permanent transplant to the Big Easy. She attended Oral Roberts University in Tulsa, Oklahoma, where she graduated cum laude with a BS in Biology, Pre-Med Curriculum. Her MS in Healthcare Management was completed at the University of New Orleans where she graduated summa cum laude and was inducted into the Beta Gamma Sigma Management Honor Society. After receiving an academic scholarship, she obtained her Juris Doctorate from Loyola University New Orleans College of Law while working full-time as a healthcare administrator.
Lisa joined the firm in 2017 after returning to New Orleans from Austin, Texas, where she served as the Chief Operating Officer for Earnhart & Associates, a nationwide ambulatory surgery center development firm, following Hurricane Katrina. With an extensive background in laboratory medicine, ambulatory surgery centers and healthcare administration, Lisa is uniquely qualified to address legal matters where medical, technical or healthcare issues comprise crucial components.
While her primary area of practice is personal injury law, other areas of interest include medical and healthcare law. She is a member of the Alliance for Good Government, the American College of Healthcare Executives and the Medical Group Management Association. She actively participates in community service events sponsored by the Junior League of Greater Covington and the New Orleans Polo Club.
Jay Morris was born and raised in Lacombe, Louisiana. He attended high school at Mandeville High School where he graduated in 2007. Jay earned a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the University of New Orleans, where he spent three years as a member of the Privateer Baseball team. He continued his education at Southern University Law Center where he earned his Juris Doctor in 2021, graduating magna cum laude.
During his time at Southern University Law Center, Jay was a member of the 2020-2021 Moot Court board, a Teaching Assistant in the area of Torts, and a Student Attorney with the SULC Mediation Clinic. Prior to joining Bennett Hodgins Law, Jay interned for the Honorable Judge Fredericka Wicker of the Louisiana Fifth Circuit Court of Appeal. Jay’s uses his knowledge and experience to zealously represent clients. He strives to meet client expectations and obtain the benefits they deserve. When not practicing law, Jay enjoys golfing, cheering on the Saints and Tigers, and spending as much time possible with his wife and two young boys.