EDUCATION: Charlie graduated from Colgate University and obtained his law degree from Suffolk University where he served on the editorial staff of the Law Review. He received mediation training at Oregon Mediation Center (30 hours) and Pepperdine University, Straus Institute of Dispute Resolution (42 hours) as well as OSB and OLI CLEs.
PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS: Oregon State Bar (Sections on Litigation, Business Litigation, Debtor-Creditor, Elder Law, Estate Planning and Administration, Military and Veterans Law, Solo and Small Firm), American Bar Association, Multnomah Bar Association, Fellow of the American Bar Foundation.
PUBLIC SERVICE: Charlie has made public service and service to the legal profession a keystone of his life's work. He has served as a governor of the Oregon State Bar and as president in 2003. He has been on the OSB House of Delegates since its formation. He served on the OSB Legal Aid Committee and as its chair helping to extend legal services to rural Oregon. He was one of the authors of the 1972 study adopted by the Bar establishing the Oregon Legal Services Corporation. He was elected as one of the first councilors of the Metropolitan Service District and Chaired the Regional Transportation Committee working to initiate light rail lines to Gresham and to Washington County. He has served as Chair of the Oregon Law Foundation which manages and distributes IOLTA funding. He is also Secretary-Treasurer of the Lowenstein Trust and a member and Chair of the Oregon Racing Commission. He has previously served as a public member of the Board of Psychologist Examiners and later served as a founder and board member of the Oregon Graduate School of Professional Psychology which has become a part of Pacific University.
INTERESTS: Charlie is a bluegrass music fan and plays the guitar and sings in local jams & festivals. He loves to walk and spend time with his wife Julie and their family and border collie, Colleen.