N. Kane Bennett
Neyah Kane Bennett is the founder of Aeton Law Partners LLP. He is AV Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell. The AV Rating is the highest possible rating in both legal ability and ethical standards. In 2014-2018, he was awarded the Super Lawyer designation for business litigation. He authored the business torts section of a book for ALM on the topic of civil discovery in Connecticut. He was selected as a member of the Claims and Litigation Management Alliance upon the recommendation of an advisory board following evaluation for high ethical standards and accomplishment in the profession of law.
Attorney Bennett tried his first jury trial case on the day he passed the bar exam 20 years ago. He has been in and out of courtrooms ever since on all types of cases throughout Connecticut and in multiple states. He started his career as a prosecutor in a jurisdiction with significant levels of serious crime. He received training in trial practice and investigative tactics from senior trial attorneys both locally and nationally. He has tried numerous jury and non-jury cases to verdict and questioned hundreds of witnesses under oath in court proceedings.
Attorney Bennett moved on from his job as a prosecutor to join one of Connecticut’s largest litigation and trial firms. There, he gained extensive training and experience in civil litigation working alongside and under the supervision of notable veteran attorneys. After several years of practice and reaching the status of Partner, Attorney Bennett moved on to form his own law firm, Aeton Law Partners.
Attorney Bennett’s practice at Aeton includes representation of individuals and businesses in a range of matters, such as business disputes, breach of contract, theft of trade secrets, unfair trade practices, commercial law, technology, employment, personal injury, and products liability. In addition, he provides general counsel services to individuals and businesses related to litigation, contracts, technology, employment matters, and risk management issues throughout Connecticut. He also regularly handles matters in Massachusetts and other states.
Attorney Bennett has represented several companies in matters involving a breach of fiduciary duty lawsuits, employment, and protection of trade secrets. He also serves as approved litigation counsel for two national insurance companies, handling claims involving errors and omissions for technology providers. These claims typically involve disputes arising from professional service contracts or software development.
Early in his career, Attorney Bennett started to adopt new legal technologies to increase his service level to clients. He has continued to stay on the leading edge in the use of legal technology, and Aeton Law Partners was one of the first firms to use only digital files. He published a column for the Connecticut Law Tribune on various technology platforms to help attorneys deploy better methods of law firm practice and management. He is also a frequent author and commentator on issues concerning technology and the law.
Attorney Bennett is the publisher of the Connecticut Business Litigation Blog. The blog is in its eighth year and covers a variety of legal topics impacting business in Connecticut. Attorney Bennett also has been featured on video or quoted in the news media on his own cases or for opinions on other legal matters.
- J.D., Suffolk University Law School, Boston, Massachusetts
- Cum laude
- Honors: Law Review
- University of Connecticut
- U.S. District Court District of Connecticut
- U.S. District Court District of Massachusetts
- U.S. Court of Appeals 2nd Circuit
Professional Associations and Memberships
- Connecticut Bar Association, Technology Committees
- Council on Litigation Management, Commercial Litigation Committee
Published Works and Seminars
- Co-Author of the Business Torts section of CT Civil Discovery Form, CT Law Tribune (2012)
- Head in the Clouds: The Ethical and Practical Considerations for Attorneys in Cloud Computing (2013)
- Dare to Go Digital: How a 21st Century Law Firm Can Increase Productivity and Profits by Smart Use of Technology, Connecticut Bar Association Annual Meeting (2011)
- Design and Management of the Lean Law Firm, CT Bar Association Small Firm Management Section (2011)
- Alternative Fee Arrangements: Where Are We Now and How Are Firms Changing to Implement AFA’s, New England Legal Marketing Association (2011)
- Firm Future, Practice Management and Legal Technology, The Warren Group (2010)
- Find It Free and Fast on the Net: Strategies for Legal Research on the Web, National Business Institute (2010)
- Flash Forward or Lost: How Technology is Changing the Practice of Law, and What’s Next? Connecticut Bar Foundation (2010)
- Commercial Litigation Roundtable, Managing Litigation, Council on Litigation Management (2010)
- The Business of Law: Does It Have to Be Profits v. Ethics? A Discussion of Alternative Fees. New Jersey Institute for Legal Education (October 2010)
- Technology Basics for Solos and Small Firms, New Haven County Bar Association (2009)
- Don’t Get Caught Operating Without A License, For the Defense (DRI 2008)
- Product Liability Defenses: A State-by-State Compendium, Connecticut Chapter, (DRI 2007)
- Speech Recognition Software More Reliable Than Ever, CT Law Tribune (2007)
- A Better Option for Viewing Transcripts Electronically, CT Law Tribune (2006)
- Sore Thumbs Up to Lawyer Mobility, CT Law Tribune (2006)
- When is it Timely to Bring a Third Party Indemnification Action in a Product Liability Case, The Defense, Journal of Connecticut Defense Lawyers Association (2005)
- Low Digital Prices Facilitate Video Depositions, CT Law Tribune (2005)