Charles graduated from Cooley Law School in 2014. During and after law school he worked as a Law Clerk for Legal Services of South Central Michigan and also represented K-12 students at their suspension and expulsion hearings for the Student Advocacy Center (SAC). Charles went on to help train advocates for disciplinary hearings and currently serves as a supervising attorney for the SAC’s Student Representation Project.
Since 2016, Charles has been an attorney at Street Democracy, a non-profit focused on poverty related issues. There he provides criminal and civil legal services to homeless veterans and serves as defense counsel for Detroit’s 36th District Court’s homeless court, Street Court. Charles also spearheaded its education project advocating for school discipline reform