Jacob D. Charles Associate

Jake's practice focuses on consumer and products litigation in state and federal courts. He has experience in all stages of complex litigation, including propounding and responding to discovery, briefing pre-trial and post-trial motions, and participating in appeals.

Prior to joining McGuireWoods LLP, Jake clerked for Judge Allyson K. Duncan of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit and now-Chief Judge Colleen McMahon of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.  Before his clerkships, Jake practiced for two years in the Washington, D.C., office of an international law firm, where he represented clients in civil litigation as well as government and congressional investigations.

  • California
  • District of Columbia
  • North Carolina
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit
  • Author, The Debt Limit and the Constitution: How the Fourteenth Amendment Forbids Fiscal Obstructionism, 62 Duke Law Journal 1227-1266, 2013
  • Duke University School of Law, JD, magna cum laude, Order of the Coif, Notes Editor, Duke Law Journal, 2013
  • Duke University, MA, Political Science, 2013
  • Biola University, MA, Philosophy, with High Honors, 2010
  • Biola University, MA, Theology, with High Honors, 2010
  • University of California, Irvine, BA, Psychology and Criminology, magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa, 2007
Member, Appellate Rules Committee, North Carolina Bar Association
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