Winston-Salem
100 N. Cherry Street
Suite 300
Winston-Salem, North Carolina 27101-4016T: 336.721.1001

Practice Areas

Practice Emphasis

  • Representation of employers in unfair labor practice and representation proceedings before NLRB and federal courts
  • Advising employers regarding collective bargaining, strikes, successorship issues, union campaigns, and other issues under National Labor Relations Act
  • Complex labor litigation (trial and appellate) in state and federal courts
  • Defending employers in arbitration proceedings
  • Defense of employment claims in state and federal courts

Bar & Court Admissions

  • North Carolina, 1979
  • South Carolina, 1980
  • United States District Court for the District of South Carolina, 1985
  • United States District Courts for Western (1986), Middle (1985) and Eastern (1985) Districts of North Carolina
  • United States Supreme Court, 1990
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth (2003), First (1998), Eleventh (1995), Seventh (1991) and Fourth (1984) Circuits
  • United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia, 1986

Education

University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC

  • MBA, 1979; J.D., 1979
  • Order of Coif, North Carolina Law Review

North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC

  • B.S., Textile Technology with high honors, 1975 

News

Charles P. Roberts, III
Partner

“If I am not unique, I am but one of thousands of faceless labor attorneys. My uniqueness, I believe, stems not only from having represented companies for twenty-nine years before the National Labor Relations Board and the courts of appeals, but from having spent every one of those years being a dedicated student of the National Labor Relations Act in all of its intricacies and nuances. I pride myself on being able to quickly grasp problems, analyze issues, and arrive at solutions in a legal field where many can see the obvious, but few can find that which is buried or hidden.”

--Chuck Roberts, Labor Lawyer

Chuck Roberts has more than two decades of experience representing employers in collective bargaining and other matters arising under the National Labor Relations Act and other federal labor and employment laws. He has defended cases involving allegations of bad faith bargaining, unlawful unilateral changes, refusals to furnish information, unfair labor practice strikes, discriminatory discharges, Weingarten violations, protected concerted activity, coercive threats and interrogations, and backpay/compliance issues. Chuck has obtained injunctions against unions, as well as the NLRB, and has defended Section 10(j) injunction requests by the NLRB. He has represented employers in litigation under Title VII, the ADA, the ADEA, ERISA, FLSA, and the FMLA, and has handled cases involving restrictive covenants. Chuck has argued cases before numerous courts of appeals, as well as the United States Supreme Court. He has sued unions for defamation, trespass, and strike violence. He advises and assists employers in union representation matters, arbitration proceedings, all aspects of collective bargaining, and in complying with state and federal employment laws.

Before joining Constangy in 1999, Chuck was an attorney with the law firm of Haynsworth, Baldwin, Johnson and Greaves.

Publications/Presentations:

Awards & Recognition

  • Recognized in the publication, Best Lawyers In America (2012-2015)  

Professional Activities/Associations

  • American Bar Association and North Carolina Bar Association (Labor and Employment Section)

Civic/Charitable Activities/Associations

  • Community Adviser, Junior League of Greensboro

Other Personal Background Information and Interests

  • Chuck is married and has two daughters, one recently adopted from Armenia. He enjoys mountain biking, weight lifting, and reading in his spare time.