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Juris Doctor, 2017

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 & Chair

  • M&F Bank Millennial Advisory Board,

    Founder & Ex Officio Member

Bar Admissions

  • North Carolina State Bar, 2017

Charles W. Hands III

Charles Hands is a North Carolina licensed attorney at Hands Law whose family estate 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 only 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 estate 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 making new memories with his friends and family.

Amazing service. Charles is very meticulous and thorough, and he also takes the time to teach and educate his clients.
— India G.