Charles did undergraduate work at the University of Utah. Before attending law school, he worked in the legal field for over 15 years both as a paralegal and as the Utah State Bar’s Pro Bono Coordinator. Charles is well known in the legal community by both criminal and civil lawyers. During his time working in the legal field, he has gained valuable experience dealing with judges, lawyers, administrators, and clients. He has experience in handling cases involving Social Security as well as criminal and DUI defense. From 2000-2004 Charles was an adjunct faculty member at Salt Lake Community College teaching and supervising numerous paralegal courses and clinics.