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  • Mark Bennett

Hello, World

Mark here.

I've been writing online about criminal-defense issues for nearly two decades, at my Defending People WordPress blog, and in my Substack newsletter of the same name (if you subscribe, fees go to my 501(c)(3) nonprofit, the First Amendment Funding Organization).

I wrote well over a million words on those two sites. If you wanted to understand how I think, you could go back and read everything I'd written. I think most of it holds up pretty well, but my mind has been changed on some things in that time.

The WordPress blog was written for other criminal-defense lawyers. The Substack newsletter is written for a general audience.

This blog that you are reading now is written for you, the potential client who is trying to figure out how to get herself or a loved one through one of the most dangerous situations of her life. Here I will try to answer the question, "what makes Bennett & Bennett different?", not so that you will choose us, but so that you will have the information you need to choose the best lawyers for your case, whether they are Bennett & Bennett or someone else.

I intend to tell you truths here that most lawyers—lawyers trying to get your business, lawyers who need your business—will never tell you. Because we'd love to help you if we are the right lawyers for the job, but if we aren't the right lawyers for the job, we'd rather see you connect with the lawyers who are.

Because one of those truths that most lawyers wouldn't tell you is this:

We are not the best lawyers for every case because there is no "best" lawyer for every case.

Not the best lawyers for every case, but we may be the best lawyers for you and your case.

So welcome, friend. If you have any questions, drop us a line.

—MB

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