Skip to main content

Charles B. Witham

Business Attorney at San Diego, CA

5.0   3 reviews
  • Licensed for 25 years
    State CA
    Acquired 1998
    Active No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About Charles

Learn Charles’s areas of practice.

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.



Witham Mahoney & Abbott, LLP
401 B Street
Suite 2220
San Diego, CA, 92101

Similar lawyers nearby


5.0 / 5.0
  3 customer reviews
5 Star
4 Star
3 Star
2 Star
1 Star
Posted by Natalie | February 15, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best business lawyer in San Diego!
I hired Chuck to assist me in buying a Partner out of my company. I can tell you that Chuck WAS and IS the only reason the deal went smooth without any hiccups. I was very naive into what goes into a transaction like that, and I relied on Chuck to guide and assist me the entire way through the process. Chuck is incredibly pro-active and knowledgeable in business transactions. The last 4 months I have worked incredibly close with Chuck to ensure that this transaction went smoothly and I can attest that he is honest, upfront, responsive and incredibly smart. Without hesitation I recommend Chuck for any business transaction/acquisition/buy-out.
Read less
Posted by Greg | April 10, 2013
Excellent attorney
I have now used Mr. Witham for several issues. He has always performed services to an excellent standard with expediency. I cannot recommend him more highly; he is one of the good guys...
Posted by anonymous | April 10, 2013
Great Business Attorney!!!
Mr. Witham is an exceptional business attorney. He is very knowledgeable in many areas of business law. I've used him as my attorney on a number of occasions, with great success.


We have not found any cost information for this lawyer

Contact for Details


AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Witham Mahoney & Abbott, LLP
  • 2014 - Present
  • Partner
  • Seltzer Caplan McMahon Vitek, A Law Corporation
  • 1999 - 2014
  • Editor-In-Chief
  • The San Diego Law Review
  • 1997 - 1998
  • United States Senate, Washington, DC, Intern
  • Offices of Senator Robert J. Dole
  • 1994 - 1995
  • Law Clerk
  • Law Offices of Lee C. Witham, Esq.
  • 1990 - 1992
View all work experience


  • University of San Diego School of Business
  • M.B.A.
  • 1999
  • University of San Diego School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1998
  • University of Mary Washington
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1994

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Postal Annex's Acquisition of Pak Mail Centers of America
  • Successful Transaction
  • Acquisition of Correctional Alternatives, Inc.
  • Successful Transaction
  • Sale of Cush Automotive Group
  • Successful Transaction
View all legal cases


  • SDCBA Business & Corporate Law Advisory Board
  • Advisory Board
  • 2016 - Present
  • The Association for Corporate Growth San Diego (ACG)
  • Member
  • 2008 - Present
  • State Bar of California
  • Member
  • 1998 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1998 - Present
  • San Diego County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1998 - Present
  • California Department of Real Estate
  • Licensed Broker and/or Salesperson
  • 1992 - Present
  • California State Oriental Medical Association
  • Board of Directors
  • 2007 - 2008
  • Barristers of San Diego
  • President
  • 2003 - 2004
  • Barristers of San Diego
  • Board of Directors
  • 2002 - 2004
  • Barristers of San Diego
  • Member
  • 2001 - 2005
View all associations

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Top Rated Mergers & Acquisitions Attorney
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2019
  • Top Rated Mergers & Acquisitions Attorney
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2018
  • San Diego Business Journal’s Best of the Bar 2017
  • San Diego Business Journal
  • 2017
  • Top Lawyers in San Diego: Business/Corporate & Securities Law
  • San Diego Magazine
  • 2017
  • San Diego Business Journal’s Best of the Bar 2016
  • San Diego Business Journal
  • 2016
  • Top Lawyers in San Diego: Business/Corporate & Securities Law
  • San Diego Magazine
  • 2016
  • 2015 Top Lawyers in San Diego
  • San Diego Magazine
  • 2015
  • 2015 Top Attorney Award
  • The Daily Transcript
  • 2015
  • 2014 Top Lawyers
  • San Diego Magazine
  • 2014
  • AV Preeminent Peer Review Rating
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2013
  • Bancroft-Whitney American Jurisprudence Award
  • Bancroft-Whitney Co.
  • 1998
View all awards


Speaking Engagements

  • Annual Corporate & LLC Update
  • Corporate Law Issues in California and Delaware
  • 2015
  • Educational Seminar
  • Negotiating and Implementing Construction Agreements
  • 2007
  • Educational Seminar
  • Federal Trademark Registration
  • 2004
  • Educational Seminar
  • Selecting California Business Entities
  • 2004
View all speaking engagements

Attorney endorsements

Received (4)
Given (7)
Endorse Charles
Business Attorney | Mar 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"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."
Corporate and incorporation Attorney | Mar 01
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"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."
Business Attorney | Dec 31
Relationship: Co-worker
"I am pleased to endorse attorney Chuck Witham. I have worked with Chuck in numerous transactional matters over many years and I know him to be a zealous and highly effective advocate for his clients. He is also one of the most pleasant colleagues I've ever worked with. I would recommend Chuck to any individual or business that is in need of expert legal advice and representation in business matters."
Business Attorney | Apr 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Chuck is a smart, conscientious, and talented attorney. I recommend his services without reservation."

Avvo Contributions

This attorney hasn't created any legal answers in Q&A or legal guides recently on Avvo.

San Diego Business Lawyer Charles B. Witham
Charles B. Witham
Business Attorney
San Diego, CA
Licensed for 25 years