Morgan Bently

Morgan R. Bentley concentrates his practice in the area of litigation involving business and real estate disputes. He handles both trial proceedings as well as complex arbitrations and administrative hearings.

He received his undergraduate degree with honors from the University of Florida in 1988, where he was a member of Phi Beta Kappa and the Florida Blue Key Leadership Honorary. Mr. Bentley received his Juris Doctor, with honors, from the University of Florida in 1992 where he served as an associate editor of the Florida Law Review and was a member of Order of the Coif. Mr. Bentley is admitted to practice in Florida State Courts, the Middle District of Florida and the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals.

Mr. Bentley is a past chairman of the Florida Commission on Ethics, having been twice appointed by the Speaker of the House of Representatives.

Mr. Bentley is currently the Chair of the Twelfth Judicial Circuit Grievance Committee, Vice-Chair of the Sarasota Tiger Bay Club, a Director of Nate’s Honor Animal Rescue and a Director of the Cotillion Club of Sarasota. He is Past President of the Sarasota County Bar Association, a Past President of Legal Aid of Manasota, a former member of the Florida Bar Board of Governors, Young Lawyer Division, a former member of the Executive Council of Florida Bar’s General Practice Section, a past chair for Manatee County Chamber of Commerce School Issues Committee, a past President of the Young Lawyer Division, Sarasota County Bar Association, and a Life Fellow of the American Bar Association.

In 2008, Mr. Bentley was selected by the Florida Bar for its 2008 Florida Bar President’s Pro Bono Service Award, having previously been recognized as the Outstanding Pro Bono Attorney for Sarasota and Manatee Counties by Legal Aid of Manasota.

Mr. Bentley has been recognized a Best Lawyer in America by Best Lawyers, as a Legal Up and Comer and Legal Elite by Florida Trend magazine, a Florida Super Lawyer by Super Lawyers magazine, and was a Gulf Coast Business Review 40 Under 40 recipient.

Mr. Bentley was awarded Martindale-Hubbell’s highest A/V rating in 2004.

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