Charles Monnett, III

AAJ Governor*

Charles “Chuck” Monnett received his JD from the University of North Carolina School of Law in 1983.  Since that time he has been engaged in private practice in Charlotte, North Carolina with the firm of Charles G. Monnett III & Associates.  

Mr. Monnett has also served in a number of leadership positions within the legal profession.  He is a past president of the Southern Trial Lawyers Association and the Melvin Belli Society.  He currently serves on the Board of Governors of the American Association for Justice, the Southern Trial Lawyers Association and the North Carolina Advocates for Justice.  He is past chair of the AAJ Traumatic Brain Injury Litigation Group.  Mr. Monnett is also an invited member of The Summit Council. 

He previously served on the Board of Directors for the Brain Injury Association of North Carolina for over 10 years and was appointed by the Governor of North Carolina to serve 2 terms on the North Carolina Traumatic Brain Injury Advisory Council.  The Council advises state government on issues relating to traumatic brain injury.  

He received the inaugural Randy Evans Advocacy Award recognizing his years of work on behalf of brain injured individuals in the state of North Carolina  in 2009.  He received the Tommy Malone Great American Eagle Award from the Southern Trial Lawyers Association in 2019.  

He has an “AV” rating by Martindale-Hubbell, has been continuously recognized as a Super Lawyer since 2009, and is listed in Best Lawyers in America. 

When not practicing law, he restores and collects classic cars and is an avid water skier.