Charles Crain

Attorney · UC Berkeley School of Law

Charles Crain began writing freelance articles for Nolo in 2022 and became a Legal Editor later that year.

Education. Charlie holds a B.A. in political science from the University of Chicago, an M.S. in journalism from Northwestern University, and a J.D. from Berkeley Law. He is licensed to practice law in California.

Journalism. Charlie began his career as a freelance journalist, covering the war in Iraq for publications including Time Magazine and USA Today.

Legal training. During law school, Charlie was a member of the Samuelson Law, Technology & Public Policy Clinic and an editor of the Berkeley Journal of International Law. He externed for a semester at the Alameda County District Attorney’s Office and spent a summer interning for the Office of the Federal Public Defender in San Francisco. 

Legal career. After law school, Charlie was a post-bar clerk in the Law and Motion Unit of the Santa Clara County District Attorney’s Office and then a volunteer attorney in the Misdemeanor Unit of the San Francisco District Attorney’s Office. From 2015 until 2018, he worked as a litigation associate in the Silicon Valley offices of two large law firms. From 2018 until 2021, Charlie was a fellow in the Media Freedom & Information Access Clinic at Yale Law School. He co-taught a weekly seminar and managed a docket of cases focused on First Amendment and Freedom of Information Act litigation.


Articles By Charles Crain

Virginia's Damage Cap in Medical Malpractice Cases
Like dozens of other states, Virginia has a statute that places a limit or “cap” on the amount of compensation a plaintiff can receive in a medical malpractice case.
Massachusetts Personal Injury Laws and Statutes of Limitations
Learn about Massachusetts personal injury law, including how long you have to file suit, where your case will be filed, what happens if you're partly to blame for your injuries, and more.
Arizona Dog-Bite Laws
Learn about Arizona dog owners' legal responsibilities and the state's rules for potentially dangerous dogs
North Carolina Dog-Bite Laws
Learn when North Carolina dog owners are liable for bites and other injuries, the deadline for filing a dog-bite lawsuit in state court, and more.
Minnesota Personal Injury Laws and Statutes of Limitations
Teaser: Learn about Minnesota personal injury law, including how long you have to file suit, where your case will be filed, what happens if you're partly to blame for your injuries, and more.
Georgia Dog-Bite Laws
Dog owners' liability for bites and other injuries in Georgia, the state's rules for dangerous dogs, and more.
California Personal Injury Laws and Statutes of Limitations
Learn California's rules for personal injury cases, including the deadlines for filing a lawsuit, what happens if you're partially at fault for the accident, and more.
Ohio Dog-Bite Laws
Learn when Ohio dog owners are liable for bites and other injuries, the deadline for filing a dog-bite lawsuit in state court, and more.
Minnesota Dog-Bite Laws
When can a dog-bite victim sue the dog owner in Minnesota, and what are an owner's possible defenses?
Oregon Dog-Bite Laws
Learn when Oregon dog owners are liable for bites and other injuries, the deadline for filing a dog-bite lawsuit in state court, and more.