Charles grew up in the Hays area of Northwest Kansas in a family of preachers, teachers, and farmers. He graduated from Kansas Wesleyan University in 2005 with a triple-major in history, religion/philosophy, and criminal justice. He was the Student Body President his senior year, and he has served on the University's Board of Trustees since 2016.
Charles received his first law license in 2007 and defended his first cases while attending Washburn University School of Law in Topeka, Kansas. During law school, he clerked for the Honorable Sam A. Crow, of the Kansas District Court in Topeka. After graduating in 2008, he clerked for the Kansas Court of Appeals in the chambers of the Honorable Patrick D. McAnany.
Charles returned to Salina in 2011 to serve as an Assistant Saline County Attorney. There he gained extensive litigation experience in many high-visibility jury trials and appeals. He also served as the President of the Saline-Ottawa County Bar Association from 2017-2018,
Charles entered private practice in 2014, and he quickly earned a reputation as a knowledgeable, and zealous advocate in all family, domestic, criminal, and civil litigation arenas. His primary focus is representing families and children in domestic cases involving conflicted parenting relationships and complex child custody and financial issues. He also represents plaintiffs in personal injury matters.
When he's not practicing law, Charles is a devoted and active father in a blended family, and he coaches Knights of Columbus and Salina Parks and Rec baseball teams each summer.