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Biography

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 issues regarding 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  regarding zoning, eminent domain, land use, taxpayer lawsuits, election law, 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 in 2019 and President in 2020 and 2021.  Prior to joining Frost Brown Todd, Charles attended the University of Notre Dame Law School, where he was a member of the Student Bar Association and Barristers Moot Court Team. He competed for the Irish at the Texas Young Lawyers Association National Trial Competition and the American Association for Justice Student Trial Advocacy Competition, helping sweep the first Regional Finalist and Championship titles in school history. He also received the Edward F. Barrett Award for outstanding achievement in the art of trial advocacy.

Other Info About Charles

Education

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):

Ohio

Courts

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

Supreme Court of Ohio

U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Ohio

Recognition

Local & National Recognition

Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch In America, Litigation – Labor and Employment, 2021-2022

Ohio Super Lawyers Rising Stars®, 2017-2021

 

Civic Activities

Civic & Charitable Organizations

Mason City Schools Board of Education, President

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