• Admitted to the Bar, 1956, Manitoba.
  • Judge of the Manitoba Court of Appeal, 1979-2007.
  • Counsel to the firm in areas of civil litigation, administrative law and arbitration.


  • University of Manitoba (LLB, 1955).


  • Prairie Theatre Exchange, Board Member and Secretary PTE Foundation Trust.
  • Manitoba Association of Rights and Liberties, former Chair.
  • Westminster Housing Society Inc., Board Executive Member.
  • Westminster United Church Foundation, Board Chair.


  • University of Manitoba, Faculty of Law.
  • Sessional lecturer in Law of Trusts.


  • Manitoba Bar Association, Distinguished Service Award, 1996.


  • Leader of the Liberal Party of Manitoba, 1975-1978.
  • Metropolitan Council of Winnipeg, member, 1964-1968; Vice Chair, 1968.

Charles became counsel to the firm in March, 2007 after a 28 years career as a Justice on the Manitoba Court of Appeal. Prior to his appointment to the Bench, Charles was an accomplished litigator in the predecessor firm to Taylor McCaffrey LLP. In addition to being Counsel to the firm's lawyers, Charles will carry on in civil litigation and as an arbitrator.