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I am currently the Managing Parter at Davis Miles McGuire and Gardner, PLLC.  And I love what I do.  


The practice of law is a wonderful career.  We get to help people every day do things they cannot do on their own.  It is upon our work that the wheels of commerect move, the freedoms of the people of this land are protected, and disputes are settled in non-vilent forums.  And the attorneys and staff I work with are some of the most talented professionals I've known; and they are outstanding individuals. 


What we do, day in and day out,  as lawyers is important work, whether it's helping handle a traffic ticket, assisting on the purchase or sale of a multimillion dollar business or piece of real estate, or holdeing the hand of a person who has just lost of loved one.


During my career, i have handled many large real estate transactions, complex tax matters, high-end estate and gift planning, mergers and acquisitions, corporate restructuring, captive insurance company work, 1031 exchanges, complex parternship and limited liabiiity restructures and formations, work outs, commercial loan transactions (both representing lenders and borrowers), pension and profit sharing matters, business disputes and other areas of contract and business law. I have also not been bashful about referring work to lawyers who I felt were more qualified to do the work, or who, I felt could do it more economically than I could.


I have built several successful busiesses, in addition to law firms: and (which I still own with my family) are two of the enterprises I have started with others., one of the largest sites on the Web for scrapbooking and paper arts, was really the idea of my wife.  Because here, at this law firm, we understand not only the special legal problems of busines owners and entreprenuers, but we also understand the business problems they face, we can bring a special perspective to the issues facing businesses and their owners--whether they are large businesses or small.


I enjoy writing and have written  a number of stories, books and poems. I have  written for national magazines on legal and busines topics and have published many fiction stories.  I have had a legal book, a novel and a children's book published.


I worked my way through college as a guitar player and singer. 


Our firm is unique because it handles high-level commercial work including: litigation, real estate, banking, corporate, estate planning HOA, Chapter 11, asset protection, employment law, mergers and acquisitions, business law, tax, immigration, captive insruance companies, commercial transactions, complex corporate structuring, arbitration, mediation,  commercial collections, commercial litigation and many other areas.  But we also have a talented group of attorneys rendering services in the consumer area:  personal injury, medical malpractice, domestic relations (family law), bankruptcy, criminal and other areas.


I never know if I am the right attorney (or we are the right firm) for any given case, until I meet with the cleint and understand what it is they need, what they are trying to accomplish.  I have helped clients save millions of dollars in taxes, start their businesses, negotiate complex contracts and solve problems with their neighbors.  


We are not the right firm and I am not the right lawyer for everyone, but we would love to find out if we are right for you.  I hope you will call us, and let us see if we can help. make your life better.


Languages spoken: Spanish

Practice areas


  1. Business: 30%
    40 years
  2. M & A: 20%
    40 years
  3. Estate Planning: 20%
    40 years
  4. Trusts: 15%
    40 years
  5. Real Estate: 15%
    40 years


Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • Trent D. Woods

    Charlie has an incredible amount of experience which makes him a fantastic attorney and advocate for his clients. He has vast experience in a wide array of legal areas. As good as an attorney as Charlie is, he is an even better person. You won't meet a kinder and more friendly person than Charlie. He truly cares about his clients and his co-workers and employees. You can't go wrong with choosing Charlie to be your attorney.


    Trent Woods Estate Planning Attorney
    Relationship: Worked for lawyer

  • Kevin P Fine

    Very few lawyers in Arizona have Mr. Davis's breadth of experience in the issues of proper business structure, governance, tax, and asset protection. Each of these areas must be addressed by any business owner, and Mr. Davis knows how.


    Kevin Fine Car Accidents Attorney
    Relationship: Co-worker

Contact info

Davis Miles McGuire Gardner, PLLC

80 E. Rio Salado
Ste 401
Tempe, AZ, 85281


AZActive 197405/22/2015
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
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Award nameGrantorDate granted
Top 10 Law FirmsAz Big Media Ranking Arizona2014
AV Preeminent - Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2014
Phoenix's Largest Law FirmsPhoenix Business Journal2014
AV Preeminent - Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2013
AV Preeminent - Judicial EditionMartindale-Hubbell2013
Arizona's Top LawyersRanking Arizona2013
Arizona's Top AttorneysAZ Business Magazine2013
Top 5 Merger and Acquisition Attorneys in ArizonaAZ Big Media; Ranking Arizona2013
AV Preeminent - Judicial EditionMartindale-Hubbell2012
AV Preeminent for 25 YearsMartindale-Hubbell2012
Bar Register of Preeminent LawyersMartindale-Hubbell2012
AV Preeminent - Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2012
Arizona's Top AttorneysAZ Business Magazine2011
Top 50 Law FirmsPhoenix Business Journal2011
Bar Register of Preeminent LawyersMartindale-Hubbell2011
Bar Register of Preeminent LawyersMartindale-Hubbell2011
AV Preeminent - Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2011
AV Preeminent - Peer Review RatedLexisNexis - Lawyer.com2011
AV Preeminent - Peer Review RatedLexisNexis - Lawyers.com2010
Bar Register of Preeminent LawyersMartindale-Hubbell2010
Bar Register of Preeminent LawyersMartindale-Hubbell2010
AVPreeminent - Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2010
Most Innovative Lawyer of the YearPrePaid Legal Services2009
Bar Register of Preeminent LawyersMartindale-Hubbell2009
Bar Register of Preeminent LawyersMartindale-Hubbell2009
Bar Register of Preeminent LawyersMartindale-Hubbell2008
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Managing PartnerDavis Miles McGuire Gardner, PLLC2001 - Present
FounderLaw.com2000 - 2002
Owner/General CounselScrapbook.Com, LLC2000 - 2014
PresidentDavis Gillette & Clark, PC1997 - 2001
PresidentCharles E. Davis & Associates, PC1989 - 1997
PartnerUdall Shumway Blackhurst Allen Lyons & Davis, PC1975 - 1989
AssociateJoseph I. McCabe & Associates, PC1974 - 1975
Association namePosition nameDuration
State Bar of ArizonaMemberN/A
Publication nameTitleDate
The Engravers JournalEmbezzlement: It Can Happen to You1997
The Engravers JournalCommercial Leases: Perils & Pitfalls1997
Photo Lab ManagementRestrictive Covenents, or Muzzles and Fences for the Mal contents1996
Florist MagazineAvoid the Courts1996
FabricatorRestrictive Covenants1996
FabricatorBuy-Sell Agreements; Divorce and Death at the Alter1996
Covenent CommunicationsThe Great Chase1995
Book: Golden West PublishersIncorporating In Arizona1992
EnsignA Banker's Dozen1991
Az State University Law ReviewJudges' Inability to Comment on the Evidence in Arizona1974
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Arizona State University Sandra Day O'Connor College of LawLawLL.M - Master of Laws1974
Arizona State UniversityEnglishBA - Bachelor of Arts1970
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Fears, Firearms and Fundamental Rights. Who Wins?Gun Trusts2013
Monthly MeetingAsset Protection2009
PrePaid Legal Provider FirmsMortgage Forelosures2008