75 Million Dollar Judgment in Breach of Contract Case Awarded to Bentley, Bentley & Bentley client in 2012


A Cobb County judge has awarded a $75.4 million judgment to Marietta real estate developer David Pearson in a breach-of-contract dispute with Delta Community Credit Union.

Pearson filed suit in 2010, contending the credit union reneged on a commitment that would have allowed him to borrow up to $30 million to buy deeply discounted  Florida Gulf Coast properties from financial institutions and owners eager to part with them.

Randall Bentley named Chairman of Board of WellStar


MARIETTA - Marietta-based WellStar Health System recently selected two Cobb natives as the new chair and vice chair of its board of trustees.

Randall Bentley Sr., of the Marietta-based law firm Bentley, Bentley and Bentley, and attorney for the city of Kennesaw, was appointed to a two-year term as chairman of the board and took over the position July 1. Janie Maddox, retired senior vice president at Post Properties Inc., is the new vice chairwoman.

Distinguished service to Brenau awarded to Fred Bentley

Brenau University bestowed its two highest nonacademic honors Thursday night during the President's Club dinner at the Chattahoochee Country Club.

Charles E. "Gus" Whalen and Fred Bentley were chosen through a collaborative decision by the university president and board of trustees.

"Both of these men in different ways share the vision that Brenau is a very special institution, and their support for Brenau has helped create components that set Brenau apart from other colleges and universities," said Brenau president Ed Schrader in news release.

Fred Bentley Awarded 2010 Rhoden Visionary Philanthropist

MARIETTA - Fred Bentley Sr. was honored Monday morning by the Cobb Community Foundation with the 2010 James L. Rhoden, Jr. Visionary Philanthropist award.

"All his life, Fred has been a giver," said Ron Francis, who is chairman of the foundation and president of First Landmark Bank.

Bentley, patriarch of the Bentley, Bentley & Bentley law firm in Marietta, founded the Bentley Rare Books Galleries at Kennesaw State University and donated the materials. He is a graduate of Emory Law School and has practiced law in Marietta since 1948.

Fred Bentley, Sr. named to Emory Law’s Distinguished Alumni

Emory Law School will honor lawyers, a jurist and a former ambassador with its Distinguished Alumni Award at a ceremony at 8 p.m., Friday, May 7 at the Four Seasons Hotel in Atlanta. Recipients include: Brenda Hill Cole, class of 1977, judge of the State Court of Fulton County, Ga.; Charles T. Lester Jr., class of 1967, partner with Sutherland Asbill & Brennan, LLP; Fred D. Bentley Sr., class of 1949, a partner with Bentley, Bentley & Bentley; and Edward Elliott Elson, class of 1959, former U.S. ambassador to the Kingdom of Denmark.

Kennesaw State Announces Bentley Rare Book Museum Opening in April 2017

Kennesaw State University’s Department of Museums, Archives, and Rare Books has announced the Bentley Rare Book Museum, to open on April 22, 2017. The museum will be an evolution of the university’s Bentley Rare Book Gallery, which was established in 1986 as a result of a partnership between senior curator Robert B. Williams and Fred D. Bentley Sr., who donated a large number of 19th- and early 20th-century first editions as the gallery’s foundational collection. This new iteration is aimed to reach out to communities through increased programming, free admission, and rotating exhibitions.