September 21, 2017
Benton York Returns After Serving as Law Clerk to the Honorable Rhesa H. Barksdale on the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
Benton York returns to the firm after serving as a law clerk to the Honorable Rhesa H. Barksdale on the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit. He is a 2013 graduate of the University of Virginia School of Law, where he was selected to the Editorial Board for the Virginia Journal of Social Policy and the Law, and elected a judge on the University Judicial Committee. He also clerked for the Honorable John S. Bryant on the Middle District of Tennessee during the summer of 2012. Benton received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from the University of Mississippi in 2008, graduating magna cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa from the Sally McDonnell Barksdale Honors College. He originally joined the firm in 2013 and worked on complex litigation in federal and state courts nationwide at the trial and appellate level for three years before starting his clerkship.