NORTH CAROLINA CENTRAL UNIVERSITY LAW SCHOOL
Juris Doctor, 2017
THE UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA AT CHAPEL HILL
Bachelor of Arts, 2014
Activities & Affiliations
North Carolina Bar Association, Estate Planning & Fiduciary Law Section Member
Mecklenburg County Bar Association, Estate Planning & Probate Section Member
Engage Millennials, Managing Partner
Harvey B. Gantt Center Millennial Advisory Board,
Founder & Co-Chair
M&F Bank Millennial Advisory Board,
Founder & Ex Officio Member
North Carolina State Bar, 2017
Charles W. Hands III
Charles Hands is a North Carolina licensed attorney whose legal life planning practice focuses on helping families enhance their lives today and secure their futures tomorrow. He excels in guiding his clients through the often confusing maze of financial and legal decisions to create plans that ensure the well being of their families and the accomplishment of cherished family goals.
His legal expertise includes family protection, wealth preservation, and values-based planning, as well as planning strategies for unmarried couples and divorced individuals. Whether you are married or single, with a traditional family or blended one, just starting out, or looking back on a life well-lived, Charles will help you to craft a plan that achieves your goals for your loved ones today and for years to come.
Charles, after earning his bachelor’s from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, graduated in the top 5% of his law school class from North Carolina Central University School of Law (“NCCU”). While at NCCU, Charles was a NCCU Foundation Scholar, CITI Scholar, Contracts Teaching Assistant, and Senior Editor of the NCCU Law Review. Further, Charles founded the Dean’s Ambassadors Program where he served as Lead Ambassador to Dean Phyliss Craig-Taylor. Charles was also the sole NCCU student chosen to receive a sponsorship from the American Law Institute, one of the most prestigious legal groups in the United States.
Charles gained significant experience as a legal intern working with the largest public utility in the United States, Duke Energy. Charles has also worked as a legal intern for the Honorable Judge Wanda G. Bryant at the North Carolina Court of Appeals.
As a member of the North Carolina Bar Association, Charles engages with its Estate Planning and Fiduciary Law section to promote public awareness of estate planning and administration issues and the role of attorneys in these fields. As a volunteer with the North Carolina Bar Foundation’s Wills for Heroes program, at designated times during the year, Charles provides essential legal life planning documents free of charge to North Carolina first responders. As a member of the American Bar Association, Charles’ perspective is broadened on a nation-wide level with its Real Property, Trust, and Estate Law section, which keeps Charles current on relevant regulatory and legal issues, trends, and best practices.
Outside of the office, Charles enjoys to spend time and make new memories with his friends and family.