Charles is a Partner in the Toxic Tort Group.  He practices primarily in the areas of asbestos litigation, premises liability, products liability and toxic tort litigation.  He defends individual cases and is also on teams that manage local, regional, and national toxic tort litigation from pre-suit investigation through trial.  Charles has experience handling complex litigation matters in all stages of litigation, including drafting written discovery and dispositive motions.  Charles also has experience with matters relating to asbestos bankruptcy trusts.

Charles assists with the day-to-day management of the firm’s role as court-appointed Defendants’ Liaison Counsel in Massachusetts.  In this capacity, he works extensively with the court, the court appointed Special Master, plaintiffs’ and defense counsel on pre-trial schedules, trial settings, motions, global docket issues and docket management.

Charles advises manufacturers, suppliers and premises owners nationwide on pleadings, filings, depositions, mediations and trials.  Charles has secured dismissals and obtained favorable settlements for clients in multiple jurisdictions.

Charles joined Cetrulo LLP as a paralegal after graduating from Brandeis University and later worked as a Law Clerk during his final year at Suffolk University Law School.  During law school, he served as the Executive Editor of the Suffolk Transnational Law Review.

  • J.D., Suffolk University Law School, 2014
  • B.A., Brandeis University, 2008
  • Boston Bar Association, Member, 2014-present
  • Massachusetts Bar Association, Member, 2014-present
  • Defense Research Institute, Member, 2014-present
  • Rhode Island Bar Association, 2016-present
  • Secured dismissals on jurisdictional grounds for mass tort defendant sued in state court in Massachusetts and Rhode Island.
  • Secured dismissal of all claims against a building supply company in state court in Massachusetts alleging that the company’s negligence led to plaintiff to contract mesothelioma.


  • Combating Somali Pirates, Fourth Circuit Casts Warning by Holding Piracy Includes Failed Attempts, 36 Suffolk Transnat’l L. Rev. 267
  • Eleventh Circuit Holds Private Commercial Arbitration Panel , Is A “Tribunal” For Purposes of 28 U.S.C. § 1782, 36 Suffolk Transnat’l L. Rev. 489
News + Views Honors
  • Massachusetts Super Lawyers Rising Star, 2020, 2021, 2022, 2023
  • Transnational Law Review, Executive Editor, 2013 – 2014
  • Transnational Law Review, 2012-2014
  • Member of Phi Delta Phi (Legal Honor Society)
  • Suffolk University Law School Dean’s List
  • Best Brief Award in Legal Practice Skills Course, 2012