Charles Bennett is a personal injury lawyer and trial consultant who has personally tried cases to verdict for personal injury plaintiffs, criminal prosecution, and criminal defense. Charles is the principal attorney for Bennett Injury Law. He represents his clients in commercial/18-wheeler crashes, wrongful death and catastrophic injury, traumatic brain damage, motor vehicle crashes, and workplace injuries. Charles is known as a tough, aggressive litigator who uses the tools of the law to put maximum pressure on the defense to force them into either paying full value for a case or taking unreasonable positions at trial.
As a consultant, Charles operates Trial Structure, LLC, where he is one of the principal consultants that prepares opening statements for trial lawyers prior to trial. Trial Structure is a system for organizing evidence and case presentation in a way that dramatically increases the value of the case. Once written, the opening statement acts as a roadmap for the rest of trial from voir dire, to evidence, to closing and rebuttal. Trial Structure also teaches other lawyers around the country how to implement the structure into their practice to increase their effectiveness and the value of their cases.
Charles graduated law school cum laude from SMU Dedman School of Law in Dallas in 2014.
Prior to going to law school, Charles attended Midwestern State University on full athletic scholarship. He graduated with a degree in kinesiology and a minor in mathematics and was captain of the basketball team his senior year, a two-time academic all-conference selection, won two conference championships, and finished his career top 20 in scoring and top 15 in rebounding in school history.
After college, Charles went on to play professional basketball in Europe for eight years in Belgium, Cyprus, Germany, Poland, Spain, Sweden, and Turkey. Charles brings his work ethic, intensity, and competitiveness for winning from the basketball court into the court of law.
During law school, while clerking at a Dallas law firm, Charles helped represent and obtain international arbitration awards for professional basketball players and agents. Charles was also a student prosecutor for the Wylie Municipal Court where he first-chaired several trials.
Charles has been a member in The National Trial Lawyers Top 40 Under 40 since 2017, which is an elite group of top attorneys around the nation, and he was nominated by Thomson Reuters to Super Lawyers, Rising Stars for 2020.