I have been an attorney since helping resolve disputes since 1980, and a family law attorney and mediator since 2012. My law practice excludes litigation, as I believe the courtroom is a bad place to resolve family and marriage-related conflict. My practice — legal representation and mediation — is based on the core principle of informed self-determination. I help ensure everyone has the information they need to make sound decisions and I help ensure that everyone feels empowered to make important decisions on their own behalf. I help men, women, and families make decisions together better than they have been able, or likely will be able, to do on their own. The goal is not just an acceptable solution, but the best possible solution that meets the needs of all involved.
Charlie is a graduate of the University of Virginia School of Law and Johns Hopkins University. He served as Law Clerk to the late Hon. Howard Corcoran, U.S. District Judge for the District of Columbia. Charlie tried cases for eight years at two major law firms before serving as dispute-resolution counsel at a major corporation. He served multiple terms as Chair or Co-Chair of the ADR Section of the Fairfax Bar Association and a member of the Collaborative Professionals of Northern Virginia.
Charlie has been helping people resolve differences peacefully for over 30 years. He is fully trained in Collaborative Practice and is certified by the Supreme Court of Virginia (Office of Executive Secretary) to mediate the most complex family issues, including divorce, separation, property division, spousal support (alimony), child support, custody and parenting. Charlie also understands and welcomes cases involving family-owned businesses. Charlie has over two decades’ mediation experience, having served as counsel for a parties in mediation and as a mediator. He has mediated many family cases.
Charlie believes it is important it is for families to have the option of a process rooted in dialog and understanding. Charlie’s approach is create a safe and non-pressured space where the parties can make well-informed decisions for their families and their futures.
Please contact Charlie for current fee information.