Charlie Hearn understands that solutions are what matter most to clients.
Charlie believes that any problem can be solved with hard work and creativity, and his attention to detail and ability to think “outside of the box” enables him to solve his clients’ toughest problems. From his experience as a Marine Corps officer to his time interning with a U.S. District Court Judge, Charlie has gained valuable experience that he uses to represent clients in contentious, high-stakes matters. Prior to joining Lightfoot, he handled a variety of legal matters ranging from environmental contamination to banking and financial services, including representing lenders in large commercial loan transactions.
Originally from Birmingham, Charlie received a bachelor’s degree in economics from Auburn University. He graduated cum laude from Samford University’s Cumberland School of Law, where he was also Executive Editor of the American Journal of Trial Advocacy and a member of the national mock trial team. As a member of Cumberland’s National Trial Team, Charlie was selected as an Outstanding Advocate at the 2017 South Texas Shootout Mock Trial Challenge (an honor bestowed upon only nine of approximately 125 advocates). Charlie also participated in a Judicial Internship with Judge R. David Proctor at the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Alabama.
Before becoming an attorney, Charlie had the privilege of serving as a field artillery officer in the U.S. Marine Corps (reserve). He and his wife have two young boys and are active members of Dawson Memorial Baptist Church. When he's not in the office, Charlie enjoys golf, Auburn football, spending time outdoors with his boys, and reading.