Attorney Information


Charles is a shareholder attorney at Wise Carter.  His practice centers on litigation and appeals in Mississippi state and federal courts.  He represents a litany of clients in the healthcare, financial services, insurance, and railroad industries.  He also represents state agencies and other political subdivisions of the State of Mississippi in defense of them in litigation.  In addition to his work in the courtroom, Charles regularly represents clients in administrative matters before state and federal administrative agencies, including protests of government procurements and defense of clients in state and federal regulatory investigations.  Throughout his career, Charles has litigated major public policy matters on behalf of Mississippi governmental clients, extending to state and federal legislative redistricting, ballot initiatives, and state and federal constitutional cases.

Charles regularly first chairs appeals in Mississippi appellate courts and in the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals.   When necessary, he obtains pro hac vice admission to other federal courts to handle clients’ litigation matters in other jurisdictions.

Charles is a proud graduate of the University of Mississippi and a law clerk alumnus of the Honorable E. Grady Jolly of the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit.  In his free time, Charles enjoys exercising, fishing, hunting, golf, and traveling. Charles and his wife, Kristin, live in Madison, Mississippi.


  • The University of Mississippi School of Law, J.D., summa cum laude, 2013
  • The University of Mississippi, B.A., magna cum laude, 2010

Work History

  • Law Clerk for Hon. E. Grady Jolly, United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, 2013-2014

Bar Admissions

  • Mississippi

Professional Organizations

  • The Federalist Society, President, Mississippi Lawyers Chapter
  • Federation of Defense and Corporate Counsel
  • Mississippi Defense Lawyers Association
  • Federal Bar Association

Special Designations

  • Ranked in Chambers and Partners USA - Litigation: General Commercial, 2024
  • Appointee, Mississippi Advisory Committee to the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights
  • Listed in The Best Lawyers in America®: Ones to Watch, Appellate Practice, 2020-2021, 2021-2022, 2022-2023, 2023-2024
  • Listed in Super Lawyers®: Rising Stars, Business Litigation, 2020-2021, 2021-2022, 2022-2023, 2023-2024

Publications and Seminars

  • Author, Creationism’s Public and Private Fronts: The Protection and Restriction of Religious Freedom, 82 Miss L.J. 223 (2013).
  • Author, Constitutional Law-Arrest and Detention Under the Material Witness Statute-Objectively Reasonable Arrest Did Not Violate Fourth Amendment, 81 Miss. L.J. 621, (2011).

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