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About me

With a J.D., MBA, real estate broker’s license and law firm management experience, I bring a multidisciplinary perspective to analyze and address my clients' business challenges.

I counsel clients on a broad range of complex business and legal issues, including general counseling of established and emerging companies regarding entity formation and governance, employment matters, mergers & acquisitions, reorganizations, and protection of trade secrets and other proprietary information.



Practice areas


  1. M & A: 30%
    17 years
  2. Business: 30%
    17 years
  3. Health Care: 20%
    17 years
  4. Corporate: 20%
    17 years


Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • Matthew Stephen Dearmey

    I have known Chuck since law school. He has always had the highest degree of personal integrity. He is a brilliant lawyer with a down to earth demeanor. I have referred several of my clients to Chuck business related issues, including formation and acquisition. Each time my clients call me saying, "Thank you for referring me to Chuck, he was AWESOME!" I highly recommend that you call Chuck for assistance with business related legal issues.


    Matthew Dearmey Family Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • James Renfro Thompson

    I endorse Mr. Witham as one of the brightest and most efficient corporate practitioners in San Diego County. Chuck is a true professional and I refer all of the complex transactional matters that I cannot handle to him.


    James Thompson Business Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact info

Witham Mahoney & Abbott, LLP

401 B Street
Suite 2220
San Diego, CA, 92101


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Best of the Bar Award RecipientSan Diego Business Journal2016
Top Lawyers in San Diego: Business/Corporate & Securities LawSan Diego Magazine2016
2015 Top Lawyers in San DiegoSan Diego Magazine2015
2015 Top Attorney AwardThe Daily Transcript2015
2014 Top LawyersSan Diego Magazine2014
AV Preeminent Peer Review RatingMartindale-Hubbell2013
Bancroft-Whitney American Jurisprudence AwardBancroft-Whitney Co.1998
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerWitham Mahoney & Abbott, LLP2014 - Present
PartnerSeltzer Caplan McMahon Vitek, A Law Corporation1999 - 2014
Editor-In-ChiefThe San Diego Law Review1997 - 1998
United States Senate, Washington, DC, InternOffices of Senator Robert J. Dole1994 - 1995
Law ClerkLaw Offices of Lee C. Witham, Esq.1990 - 1992
Association namePosition nameDuration
SDCBA Business & Corporate Law Advisory BoardAdvisory Board2016 - Present
The Association for Corporate Growth San Diego (ACG)Member2008 - Present
San Diego County Bar AssociationMember1998 - Present
State Bar of CaliforniaMember1998 - Present
American Bar AssociationMember1998 - Present
California Department of Real EstateLicensed Broker and/or Salesperson1992 - Present
California State Oriental Medical AssociationBoard of Directors2007 - 2008
Barristers of San DiegoPresident2003 - 2004
Barristers of San DiegoBoard of Directors2002 - 2004
Barristers of San DiegoMember2001 - 2005
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Sale of James Hardie Gypsum OperationsSuccessful Transaction
Sale of North America Packaging Corporation (NAMPAC)Successful Transaction
Sale of Cush Automotive GroupSuccessful Transaction
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Publication nameTitleDate
WMA Law Firm Publications2014-2015 Annual Corporate Law Developments2015
The San Diego Law ReviewEditor-In-Chief1998
The San Diego Law ReviewEditor-In-Chief1997
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of San DiegoBusinessM.B.A.1999
University of San Diego School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1998
University of Mary WashingtonBusiness AdministrationBS - Bachelor of Science1994
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Annual Corporate & LLC UpdateCorporate Law Issues in California and Delaware2015
Educational SeminarNegotiating and Implementing Construction Agreements2007
Educational SeminarFederal Trademark Registration2004
Educational SeminarSelecting California Business Entities2004