Charles O. Monk

Charles O. Monk, II
Primary Office

Charlie Monk handles complex, high-stakes litigation. During his 40 years as a trial lawyer, clients ranging from governmental entities and security broker dealers to energy providers and utilities have relied on his legal counsel to help them deal with complex litigation. He has led teams dealing with bankruptcy litigation, multi-district securities and RICO claims, and utility mergers where billions of dollars were at stake.

Charlie's skill as a trial lawyer was built on a foundation of work in the Maryland Attorney General's Office, where he served as chief of the Antitrust Division and, later, deputy attorney general. During his tenure, Charlie led the criminal prosecution team in cases arising out of the Maryland Savings and Loan crisis. 


In addition to his legal work for clients, Charlie has served the Firm as an Executive Committee member, Baltimore Office managing partner, Litigation Department vice chair and was managing partner of a predecessor firm. He is passionate about civic and community involvement and has served in various leadership roles as a way of giving back to the State of Maryland and his native Baltimore City.