Charlie focuses his practice on environmental and toxic tort litigation. He assists in pre-trial and trial preparation. His experience includes researching and analyzing legal questions for toxic tort, the Clean Air Act (CAA), the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA), the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) and the American Innovation and Manufacturing Act (AIM) matters. 

While in law school, Charlie worked as a research associate for the U.S.-Asia Partnership for Environmental Law, where he conducted comparative legal research and analysis of enforcement mechanisms between the U.S. and China on air pollution. He also served as a judicial extern for the Honorary Chief Judge Geoffrey Crawford in the United States District Court in the District of Vermont.

Charlie’s deep knowledge and experience working in environmental industries and on environmental projects give him invaluable legal insights into the environmental and toxic tort matters his clients face. Before law school, Charlie graduated with a bachelor’s in chemistry from York University and worked as a chemist in the oil and gas and plastics industries for four years, supporting plant operations and maintaining plant compliance with Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ), and International Organization for Standardization (ISO) standards. He then graduated with a master’s degree in environmental engineering from Texas A&M University and subsequently worked for four years as an environmental engineer consultant, preparing air construction permits, modeling, and assisting clients with complex CAA regulatory compliance issues. 

Charlie has dual citizenship in the U.S. and Canada. He has served as a water resources technical team leader for Engineers Without Borders, where he designed and implemented a water storage tank into the water distribution network of San Juan, Costa Rica.

Publications

Sorption Kinetics, Thermodynamic and Regeneration for Lipid Feedstock Deacidification Using a Mixed-Bed Ion Exchange Resin, Journal of Food Processing Engineering, 2014.