Robert Bennett Named Attorney Of The Year
GBBS’s Robert Bennett was named a 2017 Attorney of the Year by Minnesota Lawyer for his work with the family of Philando Castile. Castile was shot and killed by St. Anthony police officer Jeronimo Yanez on July 6, 2016. Castile had been pulled over and informed Yanez that he had a permit to carry. Castile was shot numerous times. The story received national attention when the aftermath of the shooting was captured on video and live-streamed on Facebook. Bennett helped the family reach a nearly $3 million settlement nearly a year after the shooting. Visit the New York Times for more information on the settlement. The full list of 2017 Attorneys of the Year can be found at Minnesota Lawyer.