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Charles G. Monnett III

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Partner
Location:
Charlotte, North Carolina
Phone:
704-837-7670
866-974-0431
Fax:
704-376-1921
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Charles G. Monnett III is the founding partner of Charles G. Monnett III & Associates. Mr. Monnett's practice focuses on catastrophic personal injury, traumatic brain injury, medical malpractice and workers' compensation cases before both federal and state courts. Mr. Monnett is a featured speaker throughout the United States educating lawyers prosecuting traumatic brain injury, medical malpractice and other catastrophic injury claims. He remains dedicated to achieving justice for those who have been injured. A native of Greensboro, North Carolina, Mr. Monnett obtained his undergraduate degree at Appalachian State University and in 1983, he received his J.D. from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Licensed to practice law before the United States Supreme Court, Mr. Monnett is a member of the American Association for Justice, the North Carolina Advocates for Justice, the Southern Trial Lawyers Association, the Belli Society, the American Bar Association, and the North Carolina Bar Association. He serves on the Board of Governors of the North Carolina Advocates for Justice and the Southern Trial Lawyers Association. He served on the Board of Directors of the Brain Injury Association of North Carolina for over 10 years and remains a strong supporter of that organization. In 2004, Mr. Monnett was appointed by NC Governor Mike Easley to a 4 year term on the NC Traumatic Brain Injury Advisory Council. In 2008, he was appointed to a second 4 years term on the Council. He is past chair and Treasurer of the Traumatic Brain Injury Litigation Group. In 2009, Mr. Monnett was elected Parliamentarian of the Southern Trial Lawyers Association.

Birth Injuries
Car Accidents
Medical Malpractice
Other Catastrophic Injuries

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Other Information:

Mr. Monnett has extensive trial and appellate experience in both state and federal courts. He has appeared for oral argument before the United States Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit, the North Carolina Court of Appeals and the North Carolina Supreme Court. He has successfully tried numerous jury and non-jury cases. Mr. Monnett is one of a small number of attorneys in the state of North Carolina who have obtained a jury verdict in excess of $1,000,000.00 in a personal injury action involving mild traumatic brain injury.

Areas of Practice

  • Auto Accidents
  • Industrial Accidents
  • Medical Negligence
  • Traumatic Brain Injury

Bar Admissions

  • North Carolina, 1983
  • U.S. District Court Western District of North Carolina, 1983
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 4th Circuit, 1989
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1991

Education

  • University of North Carolina School of Law, Chapel Hill, North Carolina
    • Juris Doctorate - 1983
  • Appalachian State University, Boone, North Carolina
    • Bachelor of Arts - 1980

Published Works

  • "Neurolaw: The Basics", North Carolina Lawyers Weekly, December 18, 1995
  • "Gain a Better Understanding of Neurolaw Basics", Michigan Lawyers Weekly, July 15, 1996
  • "Direct Examination of Lay Witnesses", Trial Magazine-Journal of the American Association for Justice, July, 2008
  • "Effective Representation of Individuals with Traumatic Brain Injuries-an Overview", Trial Briefs-North Carolina Academy of Trial Lawyers, October, 2008

Classes/Seminars

  • ''Opening Statement in Traumatic Brain Injury Cases: Connecting with the Jury'', AAJ’s Litigating Traumatic Brain Injury Cases Seminar, American Association for Justice, March 16, 2012 - Present
  • "Opening Statement in Traumatic Brain Injury Cases", 12th Annual Neuroscience of Brain Injury: Research Informing Medical Treatment and Legal Practice, Brain Injury Association of California, November 4, 2011 - Present
  • "Detection and Proof of Traumatic Brain Injuries", 17th Annual Workplace Torts & Workers' Comp, North Carolina Advocates for Justice, Raleigh, NC, December 4, 2010
  • "The Use of Imaging, Neuropsychology, Psychiatry and Other Medical Experts in the TBI Case", 11th Annual Neuroscience of Brain Injury: Research Informing Medical Treatment and Legal Practice, Brain Injury Association of California, November 6, 2010
  • "Direct Examination of the Treating Neurologist", Litigating Traumatic Brain Injury Claims, American Association for Justice, Chicago, IL, May 21, 2010
  • Traumatic Brain Injuries - Moderator and Course Planner, North Carolina Advocates for Justice, March 26, 2010
  • "Voir Dire" Practical Trial Skills, North Carolina Advocates for Justice, April 24, 2009
  • "Perspective from the Plaintiffs' Attorney: How to Approach a Mediated Settlement Conference: What's Proven Successful and What has Not, Mastering Mediation, North Carolina Advocates for Justice, March 27, 2009
  • "Effective Advocacy In Mediation" Brain Injury Litigation Strategies 2008: Mastering the Science and Trial Strategies, Brain Injury Association of America, Las Vegas, NV, April 3, 2008 - April 4, 2008
  • "Direct Examination of Lay Witnesses in a Traumatic Brain Injury Case", 61st Annual Convention, American Association for Justice, Chicago, Illinois, July 22, 2007
  • "Mora vs. State Farm", Southern Trial Lawyers 2007 Annual Conference, New Orleans, LA, February 15, 2007
  • "Traumatic Brain Injury Litigation (How to Identify a Brain Injury Case and How to Prove a Brain Injury Case)", Auto Torts XXIX, South Carolina Academy of Trial Lawyers. Atlanta, Georgia, December 1, 2006
  • "Handling the Traumatic Brain Injury Case-An Overview", NABIS Brain Injury Conference of Americas, North American Brain Injury Society, Miami, Florida, September 15, 2006
  • "Dealing with the Defenses", Eighth Annual Trial Lawyers Conference, California Brain Injury Association of America, Napa, California, September 2, 2006
  • "Deposing the Defendant Driver", 59th Annual Convention, Association of Trial Lawyers of America, Motor Vehicle Collision, Highway and Premises Liability Section, July 25, 2005
  • Moderator, "TBI Litigation", 59th Annual Convention, American Association for Justice, Traumatic Brain Injury Litigation Group, Toronto, Canada, July 25, 2005
  • "Selecting an Attorney and Establishing Guardianship", Beyond Tomorrow: Planning for the Future, Charlotte Institute of Rehabilitation and Brain Injury Association of North Carolina, Hilton Hotel, Charlotte, NC, February 7, 2004
  • "Beyond Tomorrow: Planning for the Future", Brainstorm 2003 Moving Forward, Brain Injury Alliance of South Carolina with the Pee Dee Area Mental Health Education Center of SC, April 4, 2003
  • "Beyond Tomorrow: Planning for the Future", Brainstorm 2003 Moving Forward, Brain Injury Association of North Carolina, April 4, 2003
  • "Toys 'R Us: How Technology, Gizmos and Gadgets are Changing the Way to Practice Law", Mecklenburg County Trial Lawyers Association, March 27, 2003
  • "Traumatic Brain Injuries", Damages, Wake Forest University School of Law, Raleigh, North Carolina, October 3, 2002
  • Moderator, Fourth Annual Trial Lawyers Conference, Brain Injury Association of America, Napa, California, September 21, 2002
  • "The Use of Medical Literature in TBI Litigation", 56th Annual Convention, American Association for Justice, Traumatic Brain Injury Litigation Group, Atlanta, Georgia, July 21, 2002
  • "Presenting TBI Claims for Settlement", Third Annual Trial Lawyers Conference, Brain Injury Association of California, Napa, California, September 30, 2001
  • Moderator, "TBI Litigation", 55th Annual Convention, American Association for Justice, Traumatic Brain Injury Litigation Group, Montreal, Canada, July 18, 2001
  • "Unfair Insurance Practices: Bad Faith in Uninsured Motorist Coverage, Underinsured Motorist Coverage and Med Pay", Auto Torts and Insurance Law, North Carolina Academy of Trial Lawyers, Greensboro, NC, May 11, 2001
  • "Refuting Claims of Malingering: From Case Selection to Closing Argument", Second Annual Trial Lawyers Conference, Brain Injury Association of California, Napa, California, September 10, 2000
  • "Refuting Claims of Malingering in TBI Litigation", Third Annual Trial Lawyers Conference, Brain Injury Association of New York, Mt. Sinai Medical Center, New York, NY, June 23, 2000 - June 24, 2000
  • "The First Crossroads: Assessing the Client and the Case", Mistakes Made in the Personal Injury Case, North Carolina Academy of Trial Lawyers, Charlotte, NC, June 8, 2000
  • Moderator and Course Planner, "Brain Injury Litigation in the New Millennium", Fifth Annual Trial Lawyer's Conference, Brain Injury Association of North Carolina, Charlotte, NC, January 28, 2000
  • "Evidentiary Issues in TBI Litigation following Daubert and Kuhmo Tire", Fifth Annual Trial Lawyer's Conference, Brain Injury Association of North Carolina, Charlotte, NC, January 28, 2000
  • "The Road to Recovery Requires Competent, Effective Legal Representation: Daubert and Other Evidentiary Concerns", Brain Injury Association of California-1st Annual Trial Lawyers Conference, Napa, CA, October 13, 1999
  • "Daubert and the Admissibility of PET Scans", 53rd Annual Convention, American Association for Justice, Traumatic Brain Injury Litigation Group, Washington, DC, July 18, 1999
  • Moderator and Course Planner, "Maximizing Damages in Difficult Traumatic Brain Injury Cases", Fourth Annual Trial Lawyer's Conference, Brain Injury Association of North Carolina, Charlotte, NC, January 22, 1999
  • "Guardianship, Trusts and Other Legal Issues Following Traumatic Brain Injury", Brain Injury Association of North Carolina, Care Givers Conference, Greensboro, NC, December 5, 1998
  • Moderator, "Trial of a Traumatic Brain Injury Case", 52nd Annual Convention, American Association for Justice, Traumatic Brain Injury Litigation Group, Washington, DC, July 20, 1998
  • Moderator and Course Planner, "Mild Acquired Brain Injury: Proving it is Real", Third Annual Trial Lawyer's Conference, Brain Injury Association of North Carolina, Charlotte, NC, January 30, 1998
  • "Valuing the Traumatic Brain Injury: The Plaintiff's Perspective", The Annual Symposium on Head Injury Claims, The Institute of Psychiatry, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC, December 4, 1997 - December 5, 1997
  • "Should I Take a Brain Injury Case?" All you Ever Wanted to Know About Brain Injury and Were Afraid to Ask, Lorman Business Center/Brain Injury Association of Illinois, Chicago, IL, November 6, 1997 - November 7, 1997
  • "Legal and Financial Issues Following Traumatic Brain Injury", Carolina's Brain Injury Symposium, Brain Injury Association of North Carolina, Raleigh, NC, August 12, 1997
  • "Settlement Brochures", 51st Annual Convention, American Association for Justice, Traumatic Brain Injury Litigation Group, San Diego, CA, July 24, 1997
  • "Dealing with Financial/Legal Issues Following TBI, Traumatic Brain Injury-Challenges to Recovery", Northwest Area Health Education Center, Bowman Gray School of Medicine, Hickory, NC, April 11, 1997
  • "Opening Statement in Cases Involving Head and Neck Injuries", 8th Annual Convention, Southern Trial Lawyers Association, New Orleans, LA, February 11, 1997
  • "Settlement Brochures", The Evaluation and Settlement of Claims Involving Traumatic Brain Injury, 2nd Annual Trail Lawyers Conference, Brain Injury Association of North Carolina, Charlotte, NC, January 24, 1997
  • "Legal Issues Facing Persons with Traumatic Brain Injuries", Traumatic Brain Injury Workshop, Governor's Advocacy Council for Persons with Disabilities, Raleigh, NC, September 26, 1996
  • "Pharmacological Management of the Sequella of Traumatic Brain Injury", 50th Annual Convention, American Association for Justice, Boston, MA, July 26, 1996
  • "The Basics of Head Injury Litigation", Mecklenburg County Bar Association, Nassau, Bahamas, March 12, 1996
  • Moderator and Panel Member, "Additional Thoughts Regarding Traumatic Brain Injury", 7th Annual Convention, Southern Trial Lawyers Association, New Orleans, LA, February 11, 1996
  • "The Direct Examination of a Physiatrist", The Use of Expert Testimony in Brain Injury Litigation-1st Annual Trail Lawyers Conference, Brain Injury Association of North Carolina, Charlotte, NC, January 19, 1996
  • "Direct Examination of the Plaintiff", How to Try A Personal Injury Case, North Carolina Academy of Trail Lawyers, Greensboro, NC, April 7, 1995
  • "Personal Injury Claims", Insurance Litigation in North Carolina, National Business Institute, Inc., Charlotte, NC, October 26, 1994

Honors and Awards

  • Sustaining Fellow, Roscoe Pound Institute Melvin Belli Society
  • North Carolina "Super Lawyers": 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012
  • Who's Who in American Law
  • Inaugural Recipient of Randy Evans Advocacy Award, presented by the Brain Injury Association of North Carolina, 2009

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • North Carolina Advocates for Justice, President's Club
  • American Association for Justice, President's Club
  • American Association for Justice, Leader's Forum
  • North Carolina Advocates for Justice, Leader's Forum
  • Southern Trial Lawyers Association, President
  • American Bar Association
  • North Carolina Bar Association
  • Mecklenburg County Bar Association
  • Mecklenburg County Trial Lawyers Association, National Traumatic Brain Injury Litigation Group, Executive Committee
  • Birth Trauma Litigation Group
  • Governor's Traumatic Brain Injury Advisory Council of North Carolina, Member, 2008 - Present
  • Governor's Traumatic Brain Injury Advisory Council of North Carolina, Member, 2004 - 2008
  • Brain Injury Association of North Carolina, Board of Directors, 1994 - 2000
  • Brain Injury Association of North Carolina, Board of Directors, 2002 - 2007
  • North Carolina Association for Justice, Board of Governors, 1997 - Present
  • Mecklenburg County Trial Lawyer's Association, President, 1997 - 1998
  • Traumatic Brain Injury Litigation Group, Treasurer, 1998 - 2008
  • Traumatic Brain Injury Litigation Group, Chair-Elect, 2004
  • Traumatic Brain Injury Litigation Group, Chair, 2005 - 2006
  • Southern Trial Lawyers Association, Board of Governors, 2005 - Present
  • Southern Trial Lawyers Association, Parliamentarian, 2009 - 2010
  • Southern Trial Lawyers Association, Secretary, 2010 - 2011
  • Southern Trial Lawyers Association, Treasurer, 2011 - 2012
  • American Association for Justice, Interstate Trucking Litigation Group, Member
  • American Association for Justice, NC State Delegate, 2006 - Present
  • AAJ Traumatic Brain Injury Litigation Group, Executive Committee
  • National Advisory Board, Association of Interstate Trucking Lawyers of America, Member
  • North Carolina Advocates for Justice, Vice President for Communications, 2009 - 2011
  • North Carolina Advocates for Justice, Board of Governors, 1997 - Present
  • Roscoe Pound Institute, Sustaining Fellow
  • Melvin Belli Society (Parliamentarian), Elected to the Board