Charles S. Montagna

Managing Partner

Charles Montagna graduated with Honors from Old Dominion University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in History. Upon graduation, he studied at the T.C. Williams School of Law in Richmond, Virginia and graduated in 1966. His entire career has been spent representing working men and women who have been hurt on and off the job.

Areas Of Practice:

Longshore & Harbor Workers’ Compensation
Virginia Workers’ Compensation
Social Security Disability
Social Security Retirement & Survivors Benefits
Collective Bargaining
Labor Disputes & Arbitration
Unfair Labor Practices
Wage & Hour Law
Admiralty and Maritime Law


University of Richmond, The T.C. Williams School of Law, Richmond, Virginia
Old Dominion University, Norfolk, Virginia. B.A.
Honors: With Honors
Major: History

Bar Admissions:

Commonwealth of Virginia, 1966
U.S. Eastern District Court of Virginia, 1966
Supreme Court of Appeals of the Commonwealth of Virginia, 1966
Supreme Court of the United States of America, 1972
U.S. Court of Appeals, 4th Circuit, 1975

Representing Members Of:

Amalgamated Transit Union
Bricklayers Stone & Marble Masons Tile Setters
Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers
International Association of Bridge, Structural, Ornamental and Reinforcing
International Brotherhood of Boilermakers
International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers
International Brotherhood of Teamsters
International Longshoremen Association
International Union of Bricklayers and Allied Craftworkers
International Union of Elevator Constructors
Master Mates and Pilots Union
Metal Trades Department of the AFL-CIO
National Maritime Union
Seafarers International of North America
United Auto Workers
United Brotherhood of Carpenters
United Association of Plumbers and Pipefitters of U.S. and Canada
United Steelworkers of America
United Transportation Union


Amato, Babalas, Breit, Cohen, Rutter, Ermlich & Friedman, Associate, 1966-1967
Breit, Rutter, Cohen, Ermihich, & Friedman, Associate, 1967-1969
Breit, Rutter, Cohen, Ermihich, & Friedman, Partner, 1969-1976
Breit, Rutter, Montagna & Carter, Partner, 1976-1980
Breit, Rutter & Montagna, Managing Partner, 1980-1983
Rutter & Montagna, Managing Partner, 1983-1998


Alpha Tau Omega