Juris Doctor, 2017

Bachelor of Arts, 2014

Activities & Affiliations

  • Mecklenburg County Bar Association, Member

  • Engage Millennials, LLC, Managing Partner

  • Harvey B. Gantt Center Millennial Advisory Board,

    Founder & Co-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. As seen on Black Enterprise and Blavity for his work consulting CEOs across the country, Charles is a Tar Heel fan who earned his bachelor's from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and his juris doctor with honors, cum laude, 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 prestigious 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 has gained experience as a legal intern with the largest public utility in the United States, Duke Energy. Also, Charles has worked as a legal intern for the Honorable Judge Wanda G. Bryant at the North Carolina Court of Appeals. In his final year of law school, Charles was a member of NCCU's Civil Litigation Clinic where he performed the following: (1) researched the inner-workings of 42 U.S.C. § 1983 to protect people's constitutional rights from those acting under the color of law; (2) drafted pleadings in landlord-tenant dispute issues; and (3) orchestrated a strategy to successfully pierce the corporate veil of a large business entity. Today, Charles skillfully represents clients in the areas of real estate, business, and civil litigation.

Outside of the office, Charles enjoys to spend time with friends and family, try new restaurants, and watch movies and TV Series. 

Thank you so much Mr. Hands for your fast and efficient service that saved me from having to make an extra trip to Charlotte, and avoided the extra expense of having to renew an unwanted homeowners insurance policy that would have been required had you not completed the transaction by January 24th. I can assure you that if I need legal advice in the future, you will be the first person that I call.
— Wilbert L.