Charles R. Smith was
admitted to the practice of law in 1987 and has since that time sought
to provide sound advice and quality representation to his clientele.
Among his goals is to put the interest of the client first and to
empower the client with valuable and relevant information whenever
Charles spent his primary youth in the city of his birth, Winona,
Minnesota. Following a family move, he attended high school in Amarillo,
Texas and began his college education at West Texas State University in
Canyon, Texas. Charles married his high school sweetheart, Carol, in
1980 and they relocated to Oklahoma for Charles to work in a family
apple and peach orchard operation while he attended East Central
University in Ada, Oklahoma. In 1983, Charles graduated with high honors
from East Central University, majoring in accounting.
Following graduation, Charles and Carol relocated to Tucson, Arizona in
order for Carol to be closer to her family while Charles studied law.
Charles attended the University of Arizona College of Law where he
obtained a Juris Doctor in 1986. After working for two medium size law
firms and having two young children, Charles opened his doors as a sole
practitioner in 1991.
Charles is a member of the Pima County Bar Association, the State Bar of
Arizona, and the American Bar Association. Charles is admitted to
practice in the courts of Arizona, United States District Court in and
for the District of Arizona, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, and the
United States Tax Court.
Charles has received many honors and accolades during his education and
throughout his career. Charles was honored with the distinguished
graduate award from East Central University, a bar service award, and
outstanding pro bono attorney from the Pima County Bar Association and
is a life member in the National Registry of Who’s Who.
Charles has previously served as treasurer and a director of the Young
Lawyers division of the Pima County Bar Association, as well as an
active participant on the Membership and Membership Benefits committees
of the Pima County Bar Association. Charles also served as a member of
the State Bar of Arizona committee on Rules of Professional
Responsibility and is a member of multiple sections of the State Bar and
American Bar associations. For many years, Charles was a member of the
Southern Arizona Legal Aid Bankruptcy Tax Force and continues to this
day as a volunteer lawyer for Southern Arizona Legal Aid.
Charles and his exceptional staff remain devoted to Charles’ goals and
ideals and, in doing so, to further the interests of our clients as best
we are able.