Charles Bentley, Jr.

Bentley Law Offices, P.A.
3200 Croasdaile Dr, Ste 606
Durham, NC 27705
(919) 682-3700

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.

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

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


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
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