Charles is a Principal of the firm. Charles is an experienced trial attorney whose practice focuses on family law litigation, emphasizing complex marital dissolutions of high net worth marital estates, often involving business valuations and separate property tracing. He also has broad experience with contested parenting matters, child support and parenting plan modifications, and domestic violence issues.

Charles has extensive experience in the state and federal trial and appellate courts of Washington State. Charles began his career as a King County Deputy Prosecuting Attorney, where he first chaired over 40 trials to verdict. Prior to joining the firm, Charles was a partner at a prominent Seattle law firm where he handled complex family law and commercial litigation matters for more than eight years.


University of Washington School of Law, Juris Doctor, with Honors, 2005

University of Washington, Bachelor of Arts in Political Science, 2002



Recognized as a Washington State “Super Lawyer” from 2016 – Present.

Rising Star Award Recipient, Washington Law & Politics Magazine, 2012-2016.

Contributing author, Washington Practice, Family and Community Property Law, Second Edition, 2015.


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