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Charles focuses on major commercial litigation and has significant experience with disputes involving real estate, securities, closely-held corporations and partnerships, intellectual property and product liability matters.

Professional Activities

  • American Bar Association, Member
    • Entertainment and Sports Law Section
    • Intellectual Property Section
    • Litigation Section
  • Federal Bar Association of the Western District of Washington, Member
  • Washington State Bar Association, Litigation Section, Member
  • U.S. District Court for the Western Division of Washington, Mediator


  • Washington, 1971
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the 6th Circuit, 1985
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit, 1972
  • U.S. Tax Court, 1984


  • J.D., Northwestern University (cum laude), 1971
    • Northwestern University Law Review, Board of Editors, 1969-1971
  • B.A., Northwestern University and University of Washington, 1967

Honors & Recognition

  • 2010 Top Lawyer, Seattle Metropolitan magazine
  • Washington Super Lawyer list, 2000-2006
  • Martindale-Hubbell AV rating
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