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Litigation and trial attorney, and Litigation Department Chair at The Opus Law Firm, with a practice focusing on business, commercial, and real property-related lawsuits and disputes, including in state and federal trial and appellate courts and alternative dispute resolution forums throughout Southern California. 


Clients are represented from pre-dispute negotiations through trial and appeals, including in connection with commercial lease disputes, construction litigation, property ownership disputes, purchase and sale disputes, partnership and entity membership disputes, commercial contract actions, financing litigation and enforcement, and other real-estate related and business litigation matters.


Clients range from individuals to publicly-held Fortune 500 companies, real estate developers and builders, commercial property owners, managers, and tenants, institutional lenders, and other business entities.


Practice areas


  1. Litigation: 40%
  2. Commercial Real Estate: 15%
  3. Landlord & Tenant: 15%
  4. Construction: 15%
  5. Real Estate: 15%

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  • Justin B White

    Charles is a skilled and bright litigator with the necessary people skills to efficiently advance his client's position. I'd highly recommend him to anyone that needs real estate litigation counsel.


    Justin White Real estate Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact info

The Opus Law Firm

662 Encinitas Blvd., Suite 248
Encinitas, CA, 92024


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Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Best of the BarSan Diego Business Journal2016
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Litigation Dept. ChairThe Opus Law Firm2016 - Present
AttorneyAllen Matkins Leck Gamble Mallory & Natsis, LLP Attorneys At Law2009 - 2015
AttorneyLuce Forward Hamilton & Scripps2003 - 2009
Association namePosition nameDuration
Association of Business Trial Lawyers (San Diego chapter)Board of GovernorsN/A
San Diego County Bar AssociationN/AN/A
Publication nameTitleDate
Daily JournalExplore the Benefits of Judicial Reference2015
ENR CaliforniaGame-Changing Court Case Elevates Liability Risk for Design Firms2014
GlobeSt.comNew Construction Indemnity Opens Dispute Door2013
GlobeSt.comDidn't Build? Why Are you Being Sued for Defects?2010
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Virginia School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2002
University of Colorado - BoulderHistoryBA - Bachelor of Arts1999
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Continuing Education of the BarSeven Deadly Sins of Construction Contracting: Reducing Risk Before The First Nail Is Hammered2015
Federal Bar Association PresentationRiding the Inland Empire Foreclosure Tsunami: Foreclosure Litigation in Federal Court2012