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About Our Firm

The Law Office of Charles L. Morgan Jr. is a full-service criminal defense firm with an extremely dedicated staff. Charles L. Morgan Jr. has spent over 36 years successfully defending people on charges ranging from DWI, domestic violence,  drug trafficking to murder at the State level. Here at The Law Offices of Charles L. Morgan Jr we have vast experience in defending criminal charges  from drug conspiracy, child pornography, to bank and mortgage fraud; and other white-collar crimes at the Federal level.

Molly Morgan is an associate attorney at the Law Office of Charles L. Morgan, Jr., P.A. whose practice is dedicated to criminal defense. Molly is very passionate about indigent defense. Although the bulk of her work is in Mecklenburg County District Court, she has enjoyed traveling to other North Carolina district courts in Counties such as Alexander, Cabarrus, Gaston, Iredell, Lincoln and Polk during her first year as an attorney. Molly also assists her father in countless Superior Court cases and has begun working with him on federal criminal cases in the Western District of North Carolina.

When needed, we employ the services of several private investigators who have been instrumental in helping us achieve favorable results for our clients. Finally, our team approach includes law clerks from area law schools, paralegal and pre-law students.

Charlotte’s Criminal Attorneys

Mr. Morgan grew up in Charlotte. He graduated from Independence High School in 1974 after having been inducted into the National Honor Society. He played tenor saxophone with the Marching Patriots and Pep Band, as well as their Jazz Ensemble.

After spending his first two years at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, serving in the Student Legislature and playing in both the 49er Pep Band and the Jazz Ensemble, he transferred to the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill where he met his bride to be and the love of his life, Susan Joyce.

After graduating with a Bachelor of Arts in both English and Political Science, he began his legal studies at the Wake Forest University School of Law. It was there that he married Susan, who got her PHT degree (Putting Hubby Through). He was a member of the legal fraternity Phi Delta Phi.

Upon graduation and after passing the North Carolina State Bar Exam, he joined the staff of the 22nd Prosecutorial District as an Assistant District Attorney, prosecuting juvenile and adult misdemeanor cases in Davidson County (Lexington and Thomasville) as well as Mocksville (Davie County).

Following a one year stint, he and his wife moved to his home town of Charlotte North Carolina and established a general practice in the old Law Building. Specializing in what walked in the door until his rent became due, he quickly refined his practice to clients that could pay. He still had what was then known as a General Practice , handling legal matters that included  bankruptcy, divorces and separation agreements, EEOC cases, personal injury, powers of attorney, real estate closings, wills, workers compensation, and of course, criminal cases.

After a nearly a year on his own, he was recruited by the Mecklenburg County Public Defender, where he quickly advanced from handling juvenile to misdemeanor to adult felony cases. He focused on defending accused sex offenders and had numerous jury trials.

After three years, he was recruited by a medium sized law firm with offices in Burlington, Raleigh and Myrtle Beach. He handled all of their criminal cases. His value to the firm was rewarded with the offer of an equity  partnership after two years.

A year later he sold his interest back to the firm and struck back out on his own, where he has been defending the criminally accused ever since. During that time he has hired and trained several young associates. They have gone on to become Assistant Public Defenders, Assistant District Attorneys and partners in large law firms.One of the proudest moments of his legal career was when he and his wife Susan held the Holy Bible as his daughter Molly Elizabeth was sworn in to the North Carolina State Bar and decided to practice law as his Associate, where she has also focused her practice on criminal cases.

Another highlight of his career was when he was admitted to practice before the United States Supreme Court. After the Swearing-in Ceremony, Chief Justice John Roberts and Associate Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg joined he, his family, the Dean and several fellow alumni from Wake Forest University School of Law.

Over the course of his legal career, Mr. Morgan has represented accountants, bankers and other business professionals; college and semi-professional athletes; doctors, dentists and other medical professionals; lawyers, judges and other legal professionals; law enforcement officers; millionaires and paupers, ministers and other church staff;  and a NCAA men’s basketball coach. He frequently receives referrals from other local lawyers well as prominent lawyers from around the country.

At The Law Offices of Charles L. Morgan Jr., we are proud of our reputation of standing up for our clients’ rights. We look at all the evidence and dig into all the details to make sure no stone is left unturned. Our law firm’s goal is to set reasonable expectations for our clients based on the facts, the law and the evidence. We will not tell you what you want to hear, instead we will tell you what you need to hear, because without truth there is no justice. Contact an experienced Charlotte Criminal Attorney today to get the help you need.

Call us for a free consultation to discuss your case and find out how we can help you.

Charles L. Morgan Jr

Charlotte Criminal Defense Attorney

Charles L. Morgan, Jr. is well known around both the State and Federal Courthouses as "Chuck", and is well respected by Judges, prosecutors and other Court Personnel.


  • Wake Forest University School of Law 1981​ Juris Doctor
  • University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill 1978​ English & Political Science
  • University of North Carolina, Charlotte 1976 Junior Transfer


  • Mecklenburg County Criminal Defense​ Lawyers Association
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • National College of DUI Defense
  • North Carolina Advocates for Justice
  • North Carolina Bar Association