Gene Benton is one of the few personal injury lawyers in the state who can say he is a former Superior Court judge. Prior to founding Benton & Benton, Gene was a Superior Court judge for 16 years in the Alcovy Circuit, which comprises Walton County and Newton County.
His 16 years on the bench give him special insight into personal injury cases. Prior to his time as a judge, Gene was a name partner at a prominent law firm where he handled a variety of cases, including personal injury cases.
With nearly 40 years in experience in practicing law, there is not much Gene has not seen at this point.
Gene is a Monticello, Georgia native and graduated from Texas Christian University in Forth Worth, Texas with a degree in Business. He then went on to graduate from Mercer University Law School in 1982.
He now resides in Monroe, Georgia with his wife, Christie.