Charles Bennett

Location:
Mesquite, Texas
Phone:
866-576-3748 (Toll Free)
972-279-6571 (Local)
Fax:
972-279-3021
Email:

Chuck Bennett has tried approximately 25 jury trials for personal injury plaintiffs, misdemeanor prosecution, and criminal defense. Chuck played professional basketball in Europe for 8 seasons and brings his work ethic, intensity, and competitiveness for winning from the basketball court into the court of law.

Chuck graduated law school cum laude from SMU Dedman School of Law in Dallas in 2014. Prior to law school, Chuck played basketball at Midwestern State University where he graduated with a degree in kinesiology and a minor in mathematics. He was the 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, Chuck went on to play professional basketball in Europe for eight years in Belgium, Cyprus, Germany, Poland, Spain, Sweden, and Turkey.

During law school, while clerking at a Dallas law firm, Chuck helped represent professional basketball players and agents in international arbitrations, winning over half a million dollars in arbitration awards. Chuck was also a student prosecutor for the Wylie Municipal Court where he first-chaired several trials.

Chuck is also an instructor for the Trojan Horse Method, a group that teaches lawyers from all across the county how to develop the emotional core of their case so the jury can experience their clients' stories. The method is specific, detailed, efficient, and challenges trial lawyers to push themselves to the limit by intense training that is critiqued and videotaped. Trojan Horse teaches trial presentation skills combined with theory that works.

In 2017, Chuck was selected for membership in The National Trial Lawyers Top 40 Under 40, an elite group of top attorneys around the nation.

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Year Joined Firm

  • 2015

Areas of Practice

  • Personal/Business Injury - Plaintiff
  • Consumer Protection
  • Environmental
  • Constitutional
  • Civil Rights
  • Arbitration

Litigation Percentage

  • 90% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • Texas
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Texas, 2015
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Texas, 2015
  • U.S. Court of Federal Claims, 2016

Education

  • Southern Methodist University School of Law, Dallas, Texas
    • J.D. cum laude - May, 2014
  • Midwestern State University, Wichita Falls, Texas
    • B.S. - May, 2001
    • Honors: Basketball Team, Captain
    • Honors: Two-Time Academic All-Conference Selection
    • Honors: Won Two Conference Championships
    • Honors: Top 20 in Scoring and Top 15 in Rebounding in School History
    • Major: Kinesiology
    • Minor: Mathematics

Classes/Seminars

  • Instructor, Trojan Horse Method

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • State Bar of Texas, Member
  • American Bar Association, Member
  • The National Trial Lawyers, Member
  • Texas Trial Lawyers Association, Member
  • Dallas Trial Lawyers Association, Member
  • Dallas Bar Association, Member
  • Mesquite Bar Association, Member
  • American Association of Justice, Member

Past Employment Positions

  • Dallas Law Firm, Clerk

Pro Bono Activities

  • Student Prosecutor, Wylie Municipal Court