Charles is an associate 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’ practice focuses on litigation in the areas of business, healthcare, insurance, corrections, government, railroad, and civil rights.
Additionally, his practice focuses heavily on handling appeals in Mississippi appellate courts as well as the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals.
In his free time, Charles enjoys fishing, golf, hunting, and traveling. Charles and his wife, Kristin, live in Madison.
- The University of Mississippi School of Law, J.D., summa cum laude, 2013
- The University of Mississippi, B.A., magna cum laude, 2010
- Clerk for Hon. E. Grady Jolly, United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, 2013-2014
- Mississippi State and Federal Courts
- Defense Research Institute, Litigation Skills Committee
- The Federalist Society
- Federal Bar Association
- Mississippi Defense Lawyers Association
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).
- Hoggatt v. Allstate Insurance, et al., No. 20-60783, 2021 WL 666020 (5th Cir. 2021) (affirming dismissal of federal RICO and state law fraud claims against client)
- Thomas v. Tate Reeves, et al., 961 F.3d 800 (5th Cir. 2020) (en banc opinion) (vacating as moot district court order finding that State of Mississippi violated Section 2 of the Voting Rights Act in the apportionment of State Senate District 22)
- State of Mississippi v. Yazaki North America, Inc. et al., 294 So. 3d 1178 (Miss. 2020) (affirming dismissal of claims against automotive wire harness system manufacturer brought by the State of Mississippi under the Mississippi Consumer Protection Act and Mississippi Antitrust Act)
- Mississippi True v. Miss. Div of Medicaid, So. 3d 243 (Miss. 2020) (representing client in administrative appeal of Mississippi Division of Medicaid’s procurement of MississippiCAN managed care contracts)
- Toomer v. Coulter, 2020 WL 1286215 (S.D. Miss. Mar. 18, 2020) (granting summary judgment in favor of correctional medical provider client on constitutional claims asserted by inmate plaintiff)
- Allen v. Centurion of Miss., LLC, et al., 2020 WL 1047375 (S.D. Miss. Mar. 4, 2020) (granting summary judgment in favor of correctional medical provider client on constitutional claims asserted by inmate plaintiff)
- Butler v. PHC-Cleveland, Inc., 282 So. 3d 441 (Miss. Ct. App. 2019) (affirming dismissal of wrongful death claims against hospital client)
- J.P. Milam v. Ann Kelly and Jim Kelly, 282 So. 3d 682 (Miss. Ct. App. 2019) (affirming dismissal of tort claims against homeowner clients in dispute over residential flooding in the City of Jackson)
- Stallworth v. Bryant, 936 F.3d 224 (5th Cir. 2019) (vacating order that required state legislators to produce legislative materials subject to federal legislative privilege)
- Brown, et al. v. Madison County, Mississippi, 2019 WL 5105323 (S.D. Miss. Oct. 11, 2019) (representing Madison County, Mississippi and its Sherriff in defense of civil rights class action alleging racially discretionary policing and roadblock policies)
- Inland Family Practice Ctr. v. Amerson, 256 So. 3d 586 (Miss. 2018) (reversing and rendering judgment in favor of healthcare provider clients in defamation lawsuit brought by former patient)
- Miss. Baptist Health Sys., Inc. v. Harkins, 245 So. 3d 370 (Miss. 2018) (representing hospital client in medical negligence suit involving important question of proper venue of medical negligence suits in Mississippi)
- Balder v. Lavin, et al., 2018 WL 2976105 (S.D. Miss. June 23, 2018) (entering summary judgment in favor of healthcare provider clients in lawsuit filed by former employee of clients’ surgical practice)
- Keyes v. Gunn, 890 F.3d 232 (5th Cir. 2018) (reversed and rendered judgment in favor of state legislator clients in civil rights lawsuit over counting of votes in State House race)
- Gunn v. Hughes, 210 So. 3d 969 (Miss. 2017) (reversing and rendering judgment in favor of client, Speaker of the Mississippi House of Representatives, in dispute over rules governing voting procedure)
- Kenneth Palmer v. Canadian National Railway, Administrative Review Board Case No. 16-035 (Sep. 30, 2016) (reversing decision of administrative law judge adverse to client on the issue of the proper burden of proof for cases brought under the Federal Railway Safety Act)
- Legislature of State v. Shipman, 170 So. 3d 1211 (Miss. 2015) (reversing and rendering judgment in favor of client in successful appeal over title of legislative ballot initiative)