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Jessica Elena Charles

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Ms. Charles is licensed to practice in the state of Maryland. She received her Bachelor of Arts Degree in Philosophy from the highly acclaimed Muhlenberg College in Allentown, Pennsylvania. She continued her pursuit and concern about ethics and justice, and obtained a Juris Doctor in law and a Master of Arts in Philosophy & Social Policy from The American University in Washington, D.C. 

Upon graduation from law school, Ms. Charles’ focus was to begin to leverage her knowledge in both the public and private sectors. As an Attorney Advisor with the District of Columbia Public Schools, she worked to encourage and foster communication between parents and school officials pertaining to the rights and responsibilities of both parties under FAPE and the IDEA. Since leaving DCPS, she has gone into private law practice, and has handled several cases ranging from contractual disputes,, and the formation/development of new business enterprises. Ms. Charles has an extensive family law practice, where she handles cases ranging from divorce custody and visitation as well as child support and guardianship matters. She has continued her promise to encourage strong ties within her community by serving as a member on non-profit organizations, and by providing pro-bono assistance to those in need. Ms. Charles volunteers regularly throughCommunity Legal Services' Family Law Clinic.

She has been an adjunct professor of Philosophy at Prince George's Community College for more than nine years, teaching courses pertaining to Ethics, Morality and Law. 

Admitted to Practice: State of Maryland

Professional Memberships:

  • Maryland State Bar Association


Practice Areas


  1. Family: 50%
    10 years
  2. Estate Planning: 20%
    5 years
  3. Business: 20%
    13 years
  4. Entertainment: 10%
    5 years



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  • John J Yannone

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  • David B. Benowitz

    I endorse this lawyer. Jessica Charles is an intelligent and creative attorney. She cares deeply about helping her clients.


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Contact Info

The JC Law Group, LLC

Suite 410
9701 Apollo Drive
Upper Marlboro, MD, 20774



Professional Misconduct

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Avvo Contributions
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Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Top 10 Attorneys Under 40National Academy Of Family Law Attorneys2014
Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
OwnerThe JC Law Group, LLC2013 - Present
Adjunct Professor of PhilosophyPrince George's County Community College2002 - Present
PartnerThe CW Law Group, LLC2011 - 2013
Senior FOIA AttorneyDMI, Inc.2011 - 2012
FOIA AttorneyG&B Solutions,Inc.2006 - 2011
OwnerJessica E. Charles, Attorney at Law2003 - 2007
Attorney AdvisorDistrict of Columbia Public Schools2002 - 2004
Association NamePosition NameDuration
Prince George's County Bar AssociationMember2012 - Present
Anne Arundel County Bar AssociationN/A2012 - Present
Maryland State Bar AssociationN/A2011 - Present
South Atlantic Modern Langauge AssociationMember2010 - Present
American Bar AssociationN/A2001 - Present
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
American University, Washington College of LawLawJ.D.2001
American UniversityPhilosophy & Social PolicyN/A1998
Muhlenberg CollegePhilosophyN/A1996