Charles G. Meyer III


Office: Richmond

Direct: 804-403-7101

Fax: 804-403-7110

  • Professional Overview

    Mr. Meyer’s practice focuses on employment litigation and counseling, and he represents employers in a wide variety of employment litigation matters, including defense of wrongful discharge claims; breach of employment contracts and restrictive covenants; disability discrimination claims under the ADA; age discrimination claims under the Age Discrimination in Employment Act; actions filed under the Family Medical Leave Act and Fair Labor Standards Act; and claims of unlawful harassment and race and gender discrimination under Title VII and Section 1981.

    In addition to representing clients in labor and employment matters, Mr. Meyer’s practice includes representing clients in professional liability, D&O, commercial, product liability and other civil actions. Mr. Meyer has successfully tried more than sixty jury trials and numerous bench trials in state and federal court. He also regularly represents employers before the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and the Virginia Employment Commission, and he has successfully represented clients before the Virginia Supreme Court and the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals.

    Prior to joining O’Hagan Meyer, Mr. Meyer was a Vice President and shareholder of LeClairRyan where he chaired the firm’s Labor and Employment Practice Team. He also served as in-house counsel for United States Fidelity & Guaranty Company and previously was associated with McGuire, Woods, Battle & Boothe. Mr. Meyer has been selected for the Best Lawyers in America (Labor and Employment) and Virginia Business Magazine’s “Legal Elite.”  Mr. Meyer is Chair of the Professional Lines Attorneys Network (“PLAN”) and serves on the Board of the Richmond Bar Association. He is an active member of the International Association of Defense Counsel, the Virginia Bar Association, and the Virginia Association of Defense Attorneys. Mr. Meyer also serves on the Board of the Virginia Chamber of Commerce and on the Chamber’s Management Relations Committee.

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  • Education and Admissions


    In 1988, Mr. Meyer received his B.A., summa cum laude, from Yale University, where he also was elected to Phi Beta Kappa. He later graduated from Cambridge University with a Masters of Philosophy in 1989 and received his J.D. from the University of Virginia School of Law in 1992.

    States Licensed

    • Virginia
  • Professional Organization Memberships
    • Vice Chair, Professional Liability Attorney Network, 2015-2016
    • Executive Committee Member, Virginia Chamber of Commerce, Board of Directors, 2012 – Present
    • Board Member, Richmond Bar Association, 2016 – Present
    • Chair, Professional Liability Attorney Network (“PLAN”), 2017
    • Chair, Labor & Employment Section, USLAW Network, 2013
    • Board Member, USLAW Network, 2001–2004
    • Board Member, Federation of Defense & Corporate Counsel, 2018
    • Board Member, Central Virginia Legal Aid Society, 2004–2008
    • President, Lawyers Helping Lawyers, Inc., 2002–2004
    • Board Member, Executive Committee, Virginia Bar Association, Young Lawyers Division, 1994–2003
    • Chair, Richmond Bar Association Pro Bono Committee, 2004–2006
    • Member, Richmond Bar Association Judiciary Committee, 2006–2012
    • Member, Richmond Bar Association’s Administration of Justice Committee, 2015-2016
    • Member, International Association of Defense Counsel (“IADC”).
    • Member, Claims & Litigation Management Alliance, CCM
    • Board Chairman, Fellowship of Christians in Universities & Schools (FOCUS), 2010-2015
    • Parents Committee, 2014-2015 University of Virginia College of Arts & Science
  • News, Honors, Publications & Speeches
    • Fellow, America Bar Foundation, 2013–present
    • Virginia Business Magazine’s Legal Elite, Labor/Employment, 2003–present
    • Recognized as a Virginia Super Lawyer by Law & Politics magazine in Labor & Employment2006–2018
    • Voted the 2018 Lawyer of the Year for Litigation for Labor and Employment in Richmond
    • Named “Top 100 Virginia Super Lawyers” by Law & Politics magazine, 2013–2016
    • Named “Top 50 Richmond Super Lawyers” by Law & Politics magazine, 2013–2016
    • Named Best Lawyers’ 2015 Richmond Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants “Lawyer of the Year”
    • Named Best Lawyers’ 2016 Richmond Litigation – Labor and Employment Law “Lawyer of the Year”
    • Listed among The Best Lawyers in America® in the fields of Commercial Litigation, Employment Law – Management, Labor Law – Management, Litigation – Labor and Employment, Mass Tort Litigation/Class Actions – Defendants, Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants2007–2019
    • Top Lawyers in Commercial Litigation, 2012
    • Listed in Chambers USA, America’s Leading Business Lawyers in Labor & Employment Law
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  • Languages
    • French