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About Charlie

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I’m a partner at Wiley, mostly focusing on litigation and representing lawyers in legal ethics matters.  I’ve been married for 36 years to a wonderful spouse who works harder than I do and makes everything good in my life possible.  We have two daughters who amaze me with their success, their humor, and their compassion.  As an adjunct professor of legal ethics at George Mason University Antonin Scalia Law School and a trial advocacy coach at Georgetown University Law Center for more than 15 years, I am happy to have several hundred former students working and serving the profession in their own ways.  I am a member of the Board of Directors of DC Refers, a nonprofit organization that helps connect individuals of limited means with lawyers willing to serve them on affordable terms.  I hope to serve the D.C. Bar and its members as the next President-Elect.


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Charlie with his wife Charlotte and daughters Genevieve and Christie. 

Charlie's image of the Elephant Trunk Nebula taken earlier this year from his backyard. 

I accepted the nomination to run for President-Elect not because I want the title but because it offers an unmatched opportunity to serve the profession and the community.  Almost from the day I was admitted to the bar, I have served the profession through teaching, coaching and mentoring, pro bono representations, initiatives to foster diversity, inclusion, and advancement, and service to the D.C. Bar. I have always believed that we have an obligation to serve as stewards for the legal profession to leave it stronger, more diverse, more inclusive, and more respected than when we started.  Serving as D.C. Bar President-Elect would be the opportunity of a lifetime for me to serve the bar and its members.

In my spare time, I am an avid photographer, and I especially love astrophotography with telescopes or camera lenses. Although I've slowed down quite a bit, I ran numerous marathons over the years, including 5 Boston Marathons that I ran to raise money for children's cancer research. I am an enthusiastic fan of all DC sports teams, but I'm especially fanatical about the Caps, the Nats, and of course my former employer, the Jacksonville Jaguars.  


 Past DC Bar Presidents

  • Andrea C. Ferster

  • Ronald S. Flagg

  • George W. Jones, Jr.

  • John "Jack" C. Keeney, Jr.

  • Carolyn B. Lamm

  • Myles V. Lynk

  • Andrew H. Marks

  • Patrick McGlone

  • John W. Nields, Jr.

  • Stephen J. Pollak

  • James J. Sandman

  • Annamaria Steward

  • Joan H. Strand

  • Robert N. Weiner

  • Melvin White

 Other Bar leaders


  • Rod Boggs

  • Edgar Class

  • Jill Dash

  • Marc Fleischaker

  • Ann K. Ford

  • Mark Herzog

  • Bridget Bailey Lipscomb

  • Amy Nelson

  • Kendra Norwood

  • Allen Orr, Jr.

  • Lee Petro

  • Jessica Rosenbaum


  • National Bar Association Region XII

  • DC Consortium of Legal Service Providers 

  • Greater Washington Area Chapter, Women Lawyers Division, National Bar Association (GWAC)

  • Hispanic Bar Association of the District of Columbia (HBA-DC)

  • Asian Pacific American Bar Association of the Greater Washington, D.C. Area, Inc. (APABA-DC) 

  • South Asian Bar Association of Washington, DC (SABA-DC) 

  • Washington Bar Association (WBA) 

  • Washington Council of Lawyers 

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