Charlie, a partner since 2008, graduated in 1998 with a B.A. from Culver-Stockton College in Canton, Missouri. Charlie received his J.D. from the University of Missouri-Columbia Law School in 2001. Charlie was admitted to the Missouri Bar in 2001, as well as the United States District Court in 2001. Charlie began his legal career in private practice in Jefferson City, Missouri. Following a move to the St. Louis area, Charlie worked in the practice area of insurance defense at a downtown St. Louis law firm.
Charlie focuses his legal practice in the areas of workers' compensation, personal injury, social security disability, medical malpractice, wrongful death, general civil litigation, and employment law. Charlie served as Prosecuting Attorney for the City of Crystal City from 2004-2007. Charlie has been a guest speaker and lecturer for various civil organizations and educational programs, serving as an Adjunct Professor at St. Louis Community College and guest lecturer at Jefferson College and currently serves as Adjunct Professor at Jefferson College.
Charlie is a member of the Missouri Bar, Jefferson County Bar Association, Jefferson County Young Lawyers Association, Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis, BAMSL Workers' Compensation Committee, Missouri Bar Workers' Compensation Committee and the Missouri Association of Trial Attorneys, American Association for Justice, Hillsboro Community Civic Club and Hillsboro Rotary Club. Charlie has served as the President of the Jefferson County Bar Association and the President of the Hillsboro Rotary Club.
In 2013 Charlie was honored by the Missouri Bar, in being selected as the 2013 recipient of The Tom Cochran Community Service Award. The Tom Cochran Community Service Award is presented annually by the Young Lawyers' Section of The Missouri Bar to a lawyer whose service and professionalism have significantly enhanced his or her community.
Charlie has also been selected to the Super Lawyers-Rising Stars list of attorneys for Missouri and Kansas in 2011, 2012 and 2013. The Super Lawyers listing is an annual multi-stage process that includes surveys of attorneys from the two states to identify attorneys with a high degree of both professional achievement and peer recognition, independent evaluation and peer review.