9121 Anson Way, Suite 200 Raleigh, NC 27615

Charles E. Monteith Jr.


I have been licensed to practice law since 1980. For the first 25 years of my legal career, I worked for the Employment Security Commission and held a number of positions with that agency. During that time, I obtained a detailed understanding of the unemployment benefit system in North Carolina. From 1980-1991, I worked as an Appeals Referee and conducted unemployment benefit appeals hearings. From 1991-1997, I was the Chief Appeals Referee and was responsible for the conduct of all unemployment hearings in North Carolina. From 1997-2005, I held several positions in the agency's legal department, including Deputy Chief Counsel.

I retired from state government and formed the firm of Monteith & Rice with Shelli Rice. In 2017, Shelli left the firm following her relocation to Western North Carolina. I then formed the firm of Monteith Law, PLLC.

I am an advocate for North Carolinians with employment law issues and I also represent state/local government employees in matters arising under the State Human Resources Act.

Bar Admissions

- State Courts of North Carolina
- United States District Court
- Eastern District of North Carolina
- Middle District of North Carolina
- Western District of North Carolina
- United States Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit


- University of North Carolina
- UNC School of Law