Charlie knew he wanted to be a trial lawyer since he was in elementary school. After working his way through college, he had aspirations of being a prosecutor, but he discovered then that civil practice suited him better. In law school he worked for a revered Plaintiff’s attorney and saw how litigation is a much more tactical endeavor than other practices to which he was exposed. After law school, he returned to his college town to work in a small insurance defense firm representing the insureds of Allstate and State Farm and experienced his insurance defense “baptism by fire.” He returned to Louisville in 2012, joined Sewell & Neal, and started a family. In his career, Charlie has been given more trial opportunities than most of his contemporaries as he has successfully tried over a dozen cases in Courts throughout Kentucky. In that time, his practice has grown to include defending trucking companies, construction professionals, regional insurers, and small businesses. He holds an AV Rating with Martindale-Hubbell and has been named as SuperLawyer in personal injury defense for the past 5 years.
When Charlie is not helping his clients, he enjoys spending time with his wife and five children. He writes periodically about the intersection of parenting and trying civil cases and how being a husband and father teaches him life lessons that help him connect with juries.
Practice Areas: Civil Litigation; Personal Injury; Products Liability; Automobile Liability; Premises Liability; Insurance Defense; Construction Defects; Trucking Defense; Insurance Coverage.
U.S. District Court for the Western District of Kentucky, 2008
U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Kentucky, 2012
United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, 2012
Louis D. Brandeis School of Law, University of Louisville, J.D., 2008.
Western Kentucky University, B.A., Philosophy and Political Science, 2005, magna cum laude
Defense Research Institute
Kentucky Defense Counsel
Trucking Industry Defense Association
Kentucky Bar Association
Louisville Bar Association
Hilton v. W&M of Kentucky, Inc., 2019 WL 1579652 (Ky. App. 2019)
Andrews v. Travelers Indemnity, 2018 WL 1219414 (Ky. App. 2018)
Baker v. Travelers Prop. & Cas. Ins. Co., 2016 WL 3886633 (Ky. App. 2016)
Estate of Jones v. Process Machinery, Inc., 2015 WL 7573942 (Ky. App. 2015)