Profile

Name

Charles Bentley

Firm

Bentley Law Offices, P.A.

Firm Website

http://www.bentleylawfirm.com

City

Durham

State

NC

Bio

Practice Areas: Medical Malpractice Law; Wrongful Death; Personal Injury; Consumer Fraud, Predatory Lending and Unfair and Deceptive Trade Practices; Commercial Litigation; Products Liability; Truck Accidents; Premises Liability and Inadequate Security

Admitted: 1971, Alabama; 1974, North Carolina; U.S. District Court, Middle and Eastern Districts of North Carolina; U.S. Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit; U.S. District Court, Southern District of Alabama; U.S. Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit

Law School: University of Virginia, J.D., 1971
College: Auburn University, B.A., 1968

Member: North Carolina Bar Association (Member, Health Law and Litigation Sections); North Carolina State Bar; Alabama State Bar; North Carolina Academy of Trial Lawyers (Trustee, Political Action Committee, 1989-1991; Professional Negligence Section); American Association for Justice (Member: Breast Cancer Litigation Group; HMO Litigation Group; Professional Negligence Section); American Board of Trial Advocates, Eastern North Carolina Chapter; National Crime Victim Bar Association.

Biography: Adjunct, Assistant Professor of Law, Duke University School of Law, 1976-1978; Faculty, National Institute for Trial Advocacy, 1988-1998; Lecturer, Continuing Legal Education Programs: American Bar Association Section of Litigation, North Carolina Academy of Trial Lawyers, North Carolina Bar Association, North Carolina Black Lawyers’ Association, Professional Education Seminars, Inc.; Certified Mediator, Dispute Settlement Commission; Vice-President, Financial Protection Law Center, 2001-; Board Certified Civil Trial Advocate, National Board of Trial Advocacy, 2000; recertified 2005.
Military: U.S. Army, Judge Advocate General’s Office, Fifth U.S. Army Headquarters, 1972; Graduate, U.S. Army Medical Field Services School, 1972; Captain, Medical Services Corps, U.S. Army Reserves, 1972-1978
Reported Cases: Wrenn v. Byrd, 120 N.C.App. 761, 464 S.E.2d 89 (1995), cert. den. 342 N.C. 666, 467 S.E.2d 738 (1996); Custom Molders, Inc. v. Roper Corp., 101 N.C.App. 606, 401 S.E.2d 96 (1991), aff’d. 330 N.C. 191, 410 S.E.2d 55 (1991); Custom Molders v. American Yard Products, Inc., 342 N.C. 133, 463 S.E.2d 199 (1995).

Born: Louisville, Kentucky, January 27, 1946

“AV” Martindale-Hubble rating, highest peer rating for legal ability and ethics.
Named one of North Carolina’s Super Lawyers for 2006 by Law & Politics and the publishers of Charlotte magazine. Five percent of the lawyers in North Carolina are named Super Lawyers, as chosen by their peers and through the independent research of Law & Politics.