Charles is Mississippi State Counsel and Area Underwriting Counsel for First American Title Insurance Company where he assists agents in underwriting commercial and residential title insurance policies in Mississippi and Louisiana. Charles was in private practice for over 18 years and his diverse legal background includes handling residential and commercial real estate closings, general business transactions, representing clients in sales and leasing of retail and office properties, title curative litigation, foreclosures, estate planning and probate, and general civil litigation. Since 2014, Charles has maintained an AV – Preeminent rating by Martindale-Hubble for his work in real estate law.
Charles is a graduate of the University of Southern Mississippi (B.S. 1997 / M.B.A. 2000) and the Mississippi College School of Law (J.D. 2003). He was a member of the inaugural Title Standards Board appointed by the Real Property Section of the Mississippi Bar. The Title Standards Board promulgated the Mississippi Title Examination Standards, which became effective in August of 2019, and Charles continues to serve on that Board. He previously served as president and board member of the Land Title Association of Mississippi and is currently a member. He is a section member and previously served as chairman of the Executive Committee for the Real Property Section of the Mississippi Bar. Charles is a member and former Mississippi Director for the Southeast Land Title Association.
Charles lives in Hattiesburg, Mississippi, with his wife, Sweetie, and children, Charlie and Abby.