Like his father, grandfather and great-grandfather, Charles Brown is a native of Albemarle, Stanly County, North Carolina. He attended the public schools and thereafter attended the University of North Carolina, having received the prestigious John Motley Morehead Scholarship. He earned a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration at the University, and thereafter attended the University of North Carolina School of Law where he received his J.D. in 1966.
Since joining the family firm, Charles Brown has actively participated in local and district bar associations, as well as on the state level. He has served twice as President of the Stanly County and has served twice as President of the multi-county judicial district bar.
Additionally, for more than twenty years he served as a member of the bar applicant screening panel.
For four years, Charles Brown served as Chairman of the District John Motley Morehead Committee as well as serving on regional committees for the Morehead Foundation.
Since graduating from law school, he has served on various boards at the University of North Carolina including two terms on the General Alumni Board and also on the Board of Visitors. Additionally, he has served as President of the UNC Law Alumni Association.
Long active in community organizations and affairs, Charles Brown has served as President of the United Way, served as both a member and then for six years as Chairman of the Stanly County Board of Education. He currently is a member of the Stanly County Economic Development Commission as well as a member of the North Carolina Rural Center Board. This board oversees funding for infrastructure, job expansion and job creation in the eighty-five rural counties of North Carolina.
Charles Brown is a lifelong member of First Lutheran Church where he has served multiple terms on the congregational council, twice as president of the council. He taught Sunday School for thirty-four years and has chaired three successful capital campaigns for church renovation and expansion.
He enjoys golf, travel and North Carolina basketball.
Areas of Practice:
- Civil Litigation
- Criminal Litigation
- Estate Planning and Administration
- American Bar Association
- North Carolina Bar Association
- Past President, Stanly County Bar
- Past President, Twentieth Judicial District Bar