Charles earned his Juris Doctorate from the University of Chicago and his Bachelor of Arts, summa cum laude, from the University of Denver.

Charles is active in his church and community affairs and was appointed by Justice Nancy Rice in 2011 to serve on the Colorado Supreme Court Committee on Civil Jury Instructions. Charles was born and raised in Aurora, Colorado.

List of Representative Cases: Vail/Arrowhead, Inc. v. Bachelor Gulch Metropolitan District, (Colorado Court of Appeals, 10CA1024; Eagle County District Court, 06CV350); Strich v. Board of County Comrs. of Lake County, Colorado, et al. (Lake County DIstrict Court, 06CV53), City of Lone Tree v. Metropolitan Football Stadium District, Case No. 98 CV 349 (Douglas County District Court, October 28, 1998), reported in Colorado Revised Statutes, Titles 29-32, page 381; Nicholl v. E-470 Public Highway Authority, 896 P.2d 859 (Colo., May 15, 1995); Ad Hoc Executive Committee of Medical Staff of Memorial Hosp. v. Runyan, 716 P.2d 465 (Colo., Mar 31, 1986); Beaver Meadows v. Board of County Comrs. of Larimer County, State of Colo., 709 P.2d 928 (Colo., Dec 2, 1985).