Bentley Law Offices, P.A.
3200 Croasdaile Drive, Suite 606
P.O. Box 52089 Durham, NC 27705
Practice Areas: Medical Malpractice Law; Wrongful Death; Personal Injury; Commercial Litigation; Automobile and Truck Accidents; Premises Liability; Inadequate Security; Nursing Home Negligence; School Violence; and Catastrophic Sports Injuries
Admitted: Alabama; North Carolina; U.S. District Court, Middle and Eastern Districts of North Carolina; U.S. Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit; U.S. District Court, Southern District of Alabama; U.S. Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit
Law School: University of Virginia, J.D.
College: Auburn University, B.A.
Member: American Board of Trial Advocates - National Board Representative, Eastern North Carolina Chapter President 2013; National Trial Lawyers Top 100; North Carolina Super Lawyers; North Carolina Bar Association (Member, Health Law and Litigation Sections); North Carolina State Bar; Alabama State Bar; Alabama Association for Justice (Medical Negligence Section); North Carolina Advocates for Justice (Board of Governors 2013-2017; Civil Rights Section Chair 2013, Durham County Captain; Professional Negligence Section; Auto Torts Section; Nursing Home Litigation Group - CLE Chair 2015-2016); American Association for Justice (State Delegate 2013-2017; Member: Inadequate Security Litigation Group; Schools: Violence, Misconduct, and Safety Litigation Group; Professional Negligence Section; Nursing Home Litigation Group); National Crime Victim Bar Association.
Biography: Adjunct, Assistant Professor of Law, Duke University School of Law, 1976-1978; Faculty, National Institute for Trial Advocacy, 1988-1998; Lecturer, Continuing Legal Education Programs: American Bar Association Section of Litigation, North Carolina Academy of Trial Lawyers, North Carolina Bar Association, North Carolina Black Lawyers' Association, Professional Education Seminars, Inc.; Certified Mediator, Dispute Settlement Commission; Vice-President, Financial Protection Law Center, 2001-; Board Certified Civil Trial Advocate, National Board of Trial Advocacy, 2000; recertified 2005, recertified 2010, Board Certified in Civil Pretrial Practice by National Board of Trial Advocacy.
Military: U.S. Army, Judge Advocate General's Office, Fifth U.S. Army Headquarters, Graduate, U.S. Army Medical Field Services School, Captain, Medical Services Corps, U.S. Army Reserves
Reported Cases: Wrenn v. Byrd, 120 N.C.App. 761, 464 S.E.2d 89 (1995), cert. den. 342 N.C. 666, 467 S.E.2d 738 (1996); Custom Molders, Inc. v. Roper Corp., 101 N.C.App. 606, 401 S.E.2d 96 (1991), aff'd. 330 N.C. 191, 410 S.E.2d 55 (1991); Custom Molders v. American Yard Products, Inc., 342 N.C. 133, 463 S.E.2d 199 (1995).
Born: Louisville, Kentucky
"AV Preeminent" Martindale-Hubbell rating, highest peer rating for legal ability and ethics.
Mr. Bentley is recognized by Thompson Reuter's Super Lawyers? for his representation of patients and families in medical malpractice cases. This distinction is a result of independent research, peer nominations and peer evaluations.