Attorney Information



Charles is a shareholder attorney at Wise Carter. He began practicing with the Firm in 2014 following the completion of his clerkship with the Honorable E. Grady Jolly on the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit.

Charles’s practice focuses on litigation and appeals in the areas of healthcare, business, financial services, insurance, and civil rights in both Mississippi state and federal courts.  He also regularly represents clients in administrative matters before state and federal administrative agencies, including protests of government procurements and defense of regulatory investigations.

Charles regularly first chairs appeals before the Mississippi Supreme Court and Court of Appeals and in the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit.   When necessary, he obtains pro hac vice admission to other federal courts to handle client matters in other jurisdictions.

In his free time, Charles enjoys 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

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

Bar Admissions

  • Mississippi

Professional Organizations

  • Defense Research Institute, Litigation Skills Committee
  • The Federalist Society, President, Mississippi Chapter
  • Mississippi Defense Lawyers Association
  • Federal Bar Association

Special Designations

  • 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
  • Listed in Super Lawyers®: Rising Stars, Business Litigation, 2020-2021, 2021-2022, 2022-2023

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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