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Our mission

The Checkett Law Firm is passionate about service and stands committed to the long-term success of our clients. Our firm strives to understand our clients’ objectives and deliver legal results that provide value to our clients.

Justice For All

Big or small

Everyone is entitled to a fair result under the law. The law should not penalize a person or company because of who they are, their balance sheet, or standing (or lack of standing) in the community.

The Checkett Law Firm works with clients of all sizes to ensure their interests are protected, and their rights under law are recognized in litigation.

The Law is not one-dimensional

Neither are our attorneys

The law is not one-dimensional and neither are great attorneys. At The Checkett Law Firm, our attorneys have experience representing both plaintiffs and defendants in complex litigation.

The Checkett Law Firm can handle all sides of the most serious injury cases and litigation in multiple states. The firm has traditionally been focused on healthcare defense, but we also help plaintiffs who have suffered catastrophic injuries and require seasoned litigation experience.

Our Attorneys

Each of the Checkett Law Firm attorneys and staff members possesses a uniquely valuable set of talents, experiences, and perspectives. We draw from these diverse contributions to offer our clients high quality legal services with the utmost professionalism.

John J. Checkett


John is the founder of The Checkett Law Firm. His primary focus is complex civil litigation and health care. John’s practice deals with the intricacies of professional liability, wrongful death, catastrophic medical malpractice, elder abuse claims, Department of Health Service issues, contracts and other litigated matters.

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James G. Bennett


James represents clients through a number of major insurance carriers, as well as self-insured entities, including hospitals and nursing facilities. His experience includes handling matters where the intricacies of law intersect with the complexities of science.

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Michelle Jager


Michelle is an attorney at The Checkett Law Firm defending hospitals, physicians, nursing homes, and other health care providers. She is driven to obtain the very best outcome possible for each of her clients. Michelle is responsible for all aspects of litigation from initial case assessment to settlement negotiation and trial and has experience in defending complex medical negligence and elder abuse lawsuits brought by prominent plaintiffs’ counsel.

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A practice based on honesty and integrity, which is not easy to find these days. The attorney is personable, knowledgeable and responds to questions/ inquiries in a timely manner. I would highly recommend this firm.

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