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Charles leverages his first-chair trial and appellate experience in courtrooms to achieve successful results in complex legal disputes. He has significant experience as part of the firm’s Business Litigation practice group prosecuting and defending a wide range of claims. He regularly advises clients on a wide range of issues as outside general counsel, including unfair competition and restrictive covenants.

As part of the firm’s Government Services practice group, Charles advises townships, municipalities, school districts, political subdivisions, state agencies, and elected officials as law director regarding zoning, eminent domain, land use, taxpayer lawsuits, election law, sunshine law, § 1983 claims, and constitutional issues. Charles is also part of the firm’s Appellate practice group, and has helped successfully affirm or reverse trial court decisions throughout Ohio either by drafting briefs or at oral argument.

In 2017, Charles became the youngest member elected to the Mason City Schools Board of Education, where he has served as Vice President for one year and President for two years before being re-elected to a second term in 2021. He also serves on the Butler County Bar Association’s grievance committee, and is a graduate of Leadership Warren County.

Other Info About Charles


Law School

University of Notre Dame Law School, J.D.
Notre Dame Law School Student Bar Association
Barristers Moot Court Team
Edward F. Barrett Award

Undergraduate School

Xavier University, B.A., English

Bar Memberships

Charles is licensed to practice in the following state(s):



Charles is admitted to practice before the following court(s):

Supreme Court of the United States

Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals

Supreme Court of Ohio


Local & National Recognition

Selected for inclusion in “Ohio Leading Lawyers,” presented by Ohio Business Magazine, 2024

The Best Lawyers in America: Ones to Watch®, Litigation – Labor and Employment, 2021-2024; Litigation – Real Estate, 2021-2024

Ohio Rising Stars®, 2017-2023


Civic Activities

Civic & Charitable Organizations

Mason City Schools Board of Education, President

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