Charles A. Bentley, Jr.

Charles A. Bentley, Jr.

Charles A. Bentley, Jr.


Juris Doctor

B.A., History

Military Service

Honorable Discharge, Rank of Captain

Certified Legal Specialties

Board Certified Civil Trial Advocate, National Board of Trial Advocacy

Certified Mediator, North Carolina Dispute Resolution Commission

Service to Community

Financial Protection Law Center, Vice-President, 2001- Present

Crest Street Community Council, Inc. - Pro Bono Legal Services Award

The Women’s Center, Volunteer, Legal Information Service

North Central Legal Assistance Program - Distinguished and Dedicated Service Award


Charles A. Bentley, Jr. has been an active trial lawyer since 1971. He has practiced law in Durham since 1974. He is licensed in North Carolina and Alabama. Charles has devoted his professional life to helping clients who have been injured as the result of negligence. Charles devotes 100% of his professional time to trial practice and each client receives his personal attention. Charles received his B.A. from Auburn University where he was the President of the Student Body and a sprinter on the track team. He received his law degree from the University of Virginia.


Professional Associations & Memberships

  • American Board of Trial Advocates - National Board Representative, Life Fellow

  • ABOTA - Eastern North Carolina Chapter President 2013

  • SEABOTA - Treasurer 2017-2018, Secretary, 2019

  • North Carolina Bar Association (Member, Health Law and Litigation Sections)

  • North Carolina State Bar

  • Alabama State Bar

  • North Carolina Advocates for Justice

    • Board of Governors 2013-2017

    • Civil Rights Section Chair 2013

    • Nursing Home Section Chair 2014

    • Professional Negligence Section

    • Auto Torts Section

  • American Association for Justice

    • State Delegate 2013-2017

    • Member:

      • Birth Trauma Litigation Group

      • Inadequate Security Litigation Group

      • Schools: Violence, Misconduct, and Safety Litigation Group

      • Professional Negligence Section

      • Nursing Home Litigation Group

Bar Admissions

  • North Carolina

  • Alabama

  • U.S. Court of Appeals Fourth Circuit

  • U.S. Court of Appeals Eleventh Circuit

  • U.S. District Court Middle District of North Carolina

  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of North Carolina

  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Alabama

  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Georgia