Seasoned Law Professional in Virginia
Charles has practiced in the Greater Richmond Region since 2003. His practice is focused on Disability Law, Criminal Defense, and Traffic Law.
He represents clients in the Circuit, General District, and Juvenile and Domestic Relations Courts in the greater Richmond area. He also represents clients at the administrative level for Virginia Retirement System and federal disability cases.
He is admitted to practice in all state courts of Virginia, the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia, and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit. He serves on the court appointed list for the Court of Appeals and the Supreme Court of Virginia at the Courts' request.
A qualified guardian ad litem for both children and incapacitated persons, Charles watches out for at-risk youth, and as a former Virginia Supreme Court certified mediator for both the general district and juvenile and domestic relations courts, he knows that sometimes the answer isn't litigation.
Active in his community, Charles is a former president of his neighborhood civic association and volunteers his time mentoring high school, college, and law students. He also represents people who have petitioned the court for protective orders on a pro bono basis.
Mr. Samuels served as City Councilman for the 2nd District of the City of Richmond and served two years as President of the Richmond City Council, where he both interpreted and wrote laws regarding traffic and criminal matters. His city-wide redistricting plan was supported unanimously by the Council in 2011 and remains in place today.