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
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|Award Name||Grantor||Date Granted|
|Top 10 Attorneys Under 40||National Academy Of Family Law Attorneys||2014|
|Owner||The JC Law Group, LLC||2013 - Present|
|Adjunct Professor of Philosophy||Prince George's County Community College||2002 - Present|
|Partner||The CW Law Group, LLC||2011 - 2013|
|Senior FOIA Attorney||DMI, Inc.||2011 - 2012|
|FOIA Attorney||G&B Solutions,Inc.||2006 - 2011|
|Owner||Jessica E. Charles, Attorney at Law||2003 - 2007|
|Attorney Advisor||District of Columbia Public Schools||2002 - 2004|
|Association Name||Position Name||Duration|
|Prince George's County Bar Association||Member||2012 - Present|
|Anne Arundel County Bar Association||N/A||2012 - Present|
|Maryland State Bar Association||N/A||2011 - Present|
|South Atlantic Modern Langauge Association||Member||2010 - Present|
|American Bar Association||N/A||2001 - Present|
|American University, Washington College of Law||Law||J.D.||2001|
|American University||Philosophy & Social Policy||N/A||1998|