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. Bridgette received Book Awards in Florida Criminal Justice and Florida Criminal Procedure Administration. Bridgette participated in the Immigration Clinic and was also a Judicial Intern at the Orlando Immigration Court.
Bennett Law Center officially opened its doors in November 2011. 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.”
Prior to moving to Lake County, Bridgette lived in Washington, DC for over 10 years, where she was a Senior Research Manager at the Corporate Executive Board. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree in English and Government from Georgetown University in 2000.
Bridgette is currently a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association, the National Immigration Project of the National Lawyers Guild, the Lake and Marion County Bar Associations and the South Lake County and Leesburg Chambers of Commerce.
She was recipient of the Caribbean American Association of Lake County’s Community Service Award in 2012 and the Women’s Council of Realtor’s Royal Ascot Model Citizen Award in 2009.
Bridgette consistently emphasizes that “Jesus is the best thing that ever happened to me.” She loves to share God’s Word in a down to earth practical manner! Bridgette is an enthusiastic special events planner of family “stay-cations” and cruises, a passionate aficionada of fine Caribbean, Asian and Italian cuisine and an avid reader of historical fiction set during the English Regency (early 19th century).