Charlie Hearn is a seasoned commercial litigator and no stranger to high-stakes litigation
Charlie represents industry-leading companies and manufacturers in complex class-action and multiparty commercial and product liability disputes. His clients range from large Fortune 500 and publicly-traded corporations to smaller companies throughout a variety of industries, including firearm manufacturers, pest-control providers, chemical manufacturers and paper product manufacturers. They all rely on Charlie’s guidance when facing high-stakes litigation — often with millions in claimed damages and the client’s reputation on the line. Whether defending clients in consumer fraud lawsuits or handling complex contract, financial, or product liability disputes, Charlie vigorously pursues and defends the interests of his clients. As a result, Charlie has been named by Super Lawyers as a "Rising Star”— an honor reserved for no more than 2.5% of the attorneys within Alabama.
A former officer in the U.S. Marine Corps, Charlie believes that hard work and creativity are vital to resolving legal issues. His attention to detail and ability to think outside the box has allowed him to solve his clients’ most challenging problems. These traits have enabled him to settle cases with millions in claimed damages for fractions of those amounts, as well as secure other favorable resolutions both before and at trial.
Before joining Lightfoot, Charlie handled a variety of legal matters at a previous firm, ranging from representing financial institutions in sizable commercial loan transactions to negotiating the acquisition and sale of companies.
Charlie is originally from Birmingham. He and his wife have two young boys and are active members of Dawson Memorial Baptist Church. Charlie serves on the junior board of Magic Moments, a non-profit organization that works with Alabama children diagnosed with chronic, life-threatening medical conditions, and volunteers as a youth baseball coach. When he’s not in the office, Charlie enjoys golf, Auburn football, spending time outdoors with his boys, and reading.