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Craig Forrest Charles

Car accident Attorney at West Hollywood, CA

5.0   11 reviews
  • Licensed for 12 years
    State CA
    Acquired 2011
    Active No misconduct found

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About Craig

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Since receiving his law degree in 2003, Craig has used his legal training to fight for the wrongfully accused, the underdog and those taken advantage of by large corporations and insurance companies. He received his undergraduate degree from the University of Minnesota where he majored in history and art history. He received his juris doctorate from the University of Miami in Coral Gables, Florida.

Although he began his legal career as a criminal defense attorney, Craig now focuses solely on helping the victims of serious accidents. He has nearly a decade of litigation experience and has tried several criminal and civil jury cases resulting in large verdicts and acquittals over the course of his career. He is licensed to practice in both state and federal courts in California and is an active member of the Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles, the Consumer Attorneys of California, and the American Association for Justice.

In his spare time, Craig is active in local civic activities in the City of West Hollywood and he is also an active member of several civil rights organizations, including Equality California, the Trevor Project and the Human Rights Campaign. Mr. Charles also has an interest in historic preservation and he previously served as a Commissioner on the West Hollywood Historic Preservation Commission.

Craig’s law firm is located on the Sunset Strip in the heart of West Hollywood and resides in the city with his partner and three children.

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Law Office of Craig Charles
9000 Sunset Blvd. Suite 710
West Hollywood, CA, 90069


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Posted by Sam | December 7, 2020
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Exceptional Attorney
Exceptional is the only word I can use to describe Craig, as a person and an as attorney. If you’re lucky enough to have him take your case, that’s your first win. My case was a complicated medical nightmare that was dragged out by a stonewalling insurance company who took responsibility for the accident that caused my (life changing) spinal chord injury, but denied my injury claims, and refused pay. Craig spent more than two years relentlessly fighting for me, crafting a case that completely dismantled the insurance company’s argument. And with the threat of trial looming, specialized litigators hired by the insurance company to fight us in court, weren’t halfway through reading the case Craig had prepared before they were advising the insurance company to avoid trial and pay us the maximum policy. Craig took my case from $0.00 to Maximum Payout. I am deeply indebted to Craig for his meticulous, passionate representation, thoughtful council, and unwavering belief in a case that other lawyers called a “lost cause.”
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Posted by Aleeza | September 1, 2020
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Car Accident case
My attorney Mr Charles was very professional. He handled my case with care and compassion. He made sure to follow-up with me in regards to information I needed to know and information he needed. I am truly happy, I chose him.
Posted by Brad | April 12, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Hands down, the BEST personal injury attorney.
I cannot say enough great things about Craig Charles. From the very beginning, I felt confident that he would have my best interests at heart. He is the consummate professional, highly knowledgeable and enthusiastic. I suffered spinal fractures in a severe car accident this winter, and when you’ve been injured in an accident, insurance companies are not your friend. Dealing with them was incredibly frustrating. Craig was an exceptional advocate and a top-notch attorney who went above and beyond any level of expectations. Without hesitation, I highly recommend him.
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Posted by Sasha Markgraf | April 2, 2020
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Best Lawyer in the world!!
Where do I begin? Craig Charles saved me and my family! I am a 25 year old hit and run victim in West Hollywood. Run down at 2:30 am crossing the street to go home. When Craig got my case he held on to it and fought harder and better than anyone else. He was persistent, hard working, and genuinely cared about my well-being. Craig answered anything I had questions on even the stupid questions. Was an amazing support system for my overwhelmed parents! He just knows how to be there for his clients no matter the time or place! This man fights for what is right in the world! He fights to make sure his clients have the loudest voice possible and makes sure people hear it!!! I suggest everyone hires Craig Charles! Big or small problems get this man on your team! I know it’s the best decision I ever made!
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Posted by Esther | March 31, 2020
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Highly recommended!!!
I was recommended to Mr. Craig Charles by a friend. After speaking with him about two cases that were filed against me by a person that I trusted in the past, Craig was able and willing to take them on. Though Craig's background is mostly on Personal Injury. Craig was able to work both cases. First, was a criminal case, I was wrongly accused of. Craig saw that right from the start which made him fight for me so hard to ensure I got justice. As Craig worked on the case, he kept me in touch and informed me of every detail. Finally the court date came where we were on trial, I wish I could tell you all the details but just to sum it up after a week long trial the jury found me NOT GUILTY! in less than 10 minutes! Yes! Thank you Jesus!!! Craig did an amazing job! I will forever be grateful to Mr. Craig Charles for his hard work and dedication. This person also had a Civil Case against me of $250,000 which once again I was wronged and Craig saw that. After taking on this case, Craig went to court many times and fought for me for justice to be done. After many court dates Craig had the judge dismiss the Civil Case before it went to trial. YES! Thank you Jesus!!! When Craig called me to inform me that the Civil case was dismissed, I couldn't even breath because I was so excited, I started jumping up and down! He is an amazing attorney, he is diligent, honest, faithful, trustworthy, dedicated and so professional. I could go on and on. I have the utmost respect for him as an attorney and now as a friend. To God be the Glory!!! Praise God this is behind me. I highly recommend Mr. Craig Charles, he will take on your case and fight for you till justice is done! Thank you Mr. Craig Charles and God Almighty!
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Posted by Monica | February 13, 2020
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Highly recommended
I was referred to Craig Charles by a friend who spoke very highly of him. I was in a car accident where my car flipped over and the other party was at fault and uncooperative. I reached out to Craig who took my case, I was not the easiest client to have since I had just started a new job and was traveling and reluctant to miss work for my appointments. I was sent to a specialist for my back, who seemed overwhelmed and did not take my complaints serious, so instead of closing the case as instructed by the doctor, Craig sent me to another doctor who performed an MRI. This doctor found damage and was able to treat it. Craig was very patient and helpful, I always felt that he was more concerned about my health and well being than closing the case. I highly recommend Craig and would definitely work with him again!
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Posted by anonymous | November 12, 2019
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Experienced Knowledgeable and Professional!
Craig is a consummate professional and really helped me through a very difficult and and unfortunate time. He is extremely patient and knowledgeable and was able to help alleviate some of the stressors involved. His knowledge, dedication and experience ensured a prompt victory and helped to protect me going forward.
Posted by Nathan | November 8, 2019
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Real Estate Agent
Craig is a wonderful lawyer! He is very knowledgeable and patient, which was very important to me. He always took my calls right away when I needed to talk to him. Very professionally, highly recommend.
Posted by anonymous | October 25, 2019
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Craig is professional
Craig helped me out with several different legal matters and was always extremely helpful and follows through in his work with integrity and professionalism.
Posted by Nick | October 25, 2019
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Amazing lawyer - hired and won!
Craig was super professional and efficient. His rates are very fair and he was always available to answer my questions. He is incredibly thorough in his work and takes pride in what he does. Added to that he won my case! I would highly recommend him!
Posted by Shauna | October 21, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Personal Injury
Craig Charles is a great personal injury attorney, who was attentive, reliable, understanding, and trust worthy. I had an amazing experience, as he fulfilled my expectations and made sure I was comfortable by offering the proper resources that helped execute my case. Communication was never an issue, I was able to reach him via email or phone, as he is a quick responder. I would recommend him without hesitation.
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  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
  • Contingency 25%-33%
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 7.3 (Very Good)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Law Office of Craig Charles
  • 2015 - Present
  • Associate
  • Duran Law Group
  • 2011 - 2015
  • Summer Associate
  • Podhurst Orseck, PA
  • 2002 - 2002
  • Clerk
  • Miami Dade Public Defender's Office
  • 2001 - 2001
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  • University of Miami School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2003
  • University of Minnesota
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1998


  • American Association for Justice
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • Consumer Attorneys of California
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • Beverly Hills Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • Chamber of Commerce, West Hollywood
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles
  • Member
  • 2008 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Accommodation for Legal Council
  • City of Los Angeles
  • 2017

Attorney endorsements

Received (4)
Given (2)
Endorse Craig
Personal injury Attorney | Nov 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Craig is a skillful and outstanding lawyer that works tirelessly to secure the best possible outcome for every client. I endorse and highly recommend Craig to anyone seeking a plaintiff personal injury attorney."
Personal injury Attorney | Nov 08
Relationship: Friend
"Craig Charles is a great personal injury lawyer who fights hard for his clients and gets them the best results. I am jealous of the incredible settlements he gets for his people!"
Personal injury Attorney | Jan 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I highly endorse Mr. Charles as a true professional in his field."
Personal injury Attorney | Jan 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Craig is a consummate professional. I have been impressed with his dedications to his clients and his practice. I would trust him with my own personal injury matters. I highly endorse this attorney."

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West Hollywood Car accident Lawyer Craig Forrest Charles
Craig Forrest Charles
Car accident Attorney
West Hollywood, CA
Licensed for 12 years
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