|University ||University of the South, B.A. in History, summa cum laude, 1986|
|Law School||Vanderbilt University, J.D., 1989|
|Admitted||1989, Texas. (Not admitted in North Carolina)|
Charles practices in the areas of litigation and commercial law. In addition, he has extensive experience counseling clients with respect to business issues arising under environmental regulations and defense against toxic tort claims. His extensive experience in corporate and commercial matters is also valued for special business-related projects handled by the Firm. Charles has also taught courses in corporate and environmental law for law school and paralegal programs.
Charles previously practiced in Houston, Texas, where he worked primarily on project finance and environmental matters. He served as Chairman of the Harris County (Houston) Bar Association's Environmental Law Section and has authored and delivered several papers.
He received his undergraduate degree in history from The University of the South in Sewanee, Tennessee, where he graduated summa cum laude and was a member of Phi Beta Kappa, and his J.D. from Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee. At Vanderbilt, Charles was an associate justice of the Moot Court Board.
RecognitionsInstructor, Corporate & Environmental Law: Central Piedmont Community College, 2005-present
Professor, Environmental Law: South Texas College of Law, 1999-2002
Editor: Environmental Issues in Business Transactions, 2005-present
NotableMidlands Heart Ball Executive Leadership Team 2013
•Board of Directors for the Palmetto Center for Women
•The Palmetto Center for Women's 2011 Corporate TWIN Award
Outside Nexsen Pruet
Charles has taught courses in commercial and corporate law for the past seven years in the paralegal program at Central Piedmont Community College in Charlotte. He is active in his local parish church and has served both as a vestrymen and junior warden.
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