Charles Legal Services

Open for Business
Offers Video Calls
Charles Legal Services

Charles Legal Services is a boutique, general-practice firm skilled in a variety of practice areas, with particular strength in national security, foreign relations, and immigration.

This lawyer is licensed to practice in Maryland and has no record of discipline from the Maryland bar association. *

Charles Legal Services

Charles Legal Services

Open for Business
Offers Video Calls

Charles Legal Services is a boutique, general-practice firm skilled in a variety of practice areas, with particular strength in national security, foreign relations, and immigration.

This lawyer is licensed to practice in Maryland and has no record of discipline from the Maryland bar association. *

Firm Overview

Charles Legal Services is as aggressive as a Navy SEAL and as skilled as a seasoned federal prosecutor -- because that is how it started. Owner and Managing Partner, Nathan M. F. Charles founded Charles Legal Services after a long career as both an officer in the U.S. Navy SEALs and a federal prosecutor specializing in counterproliferation and counterintelligence issues. In keeping with its origins, Charles Legal Services is designed for clients with high-stakes cases where close attention and skilled representation matter the most.

Main Office

Main Office
11313 Gainsborough Road
Potomac, MD 20854

Phone

(717) 202-9407

Fees
Office Information
Office Hours

Charles Legal Services is a virtual practice. We are available almost any time, but only by appointment.

Emergency After Hours

Yes

Immigration Law

Charles Legal Services is a boutique, general-practice firm skilled in a variety of practice areas, with particular strength in national security, foreign relations, and immigration.

Charles Legal Services is as aggressive as a Navy SEAL and as skilled as a seasoned federal prosecutor -- because that is how it started. Owner and Managing Partner, Nathan M. F. Charles founded Charles Legal Services after a long career as both an officer in the U.S. Navy SEALs and a federal prosecutor specializing in counterproliferation and counterintelligence issues. In keeping with its origins, Charles Legal Services is designed for clients with high-stakes cases where close attention and skilled representation matter the most.

Is your firm willing to help a client with one discrete part of a case, without taking on the whole case?

Certainly. Charles Legal Services is dedicated to doing what is best for the client in all cases. Frequently, that will be Charles Legal Services acting as the single point of contact for all the client's needs in order to minimize the client's expenses and ensure unity of effort towards the client's goals. However, sometimes it will mean contributing Charles Legal Services' depth of experience in national security and foreign relations to a team of attorneys working on a large or unique problem. Every client is unique, and what is best for each client is what Charles Legal Services will provide.

Charles Legal Services
Nathan Charles

Owner Nate Charles has legal and security expertise gained through two decades of experiences ranging from combat as a U.S. Navy SEAL, to investigating and prosecuting America’s worst criminals, to fighting the scourge of pandemic disease.
Our owner, Nathan “Nate” M. F. Charles is a product of his raising. His natural father was an Air Force officer killed in the line of duty when Nate was a young child. Afterwards, his mother worked multiple jobs to keep food on the table. She eventually met and remarried a young lawyer. That young lawyer selflessly adopted Nate as his own and eventually became his hometown’s District Attorney and Judge. Nate’s parents personified the values America was founded upon: steadfast integrity; the highest standards of professional ethics; continuous personal growth; and selfless service to families, the community, and the nation. Nate has instilled the same values in Charles Legal and Security.

Nate attended the U.S. Naval Academy on a special nomination from the President of the United States set aside for the children of veterans killed in the line of duty. He graduated in 2001 and immediately entered Basic Underwater Demolition/SEAL training. He spent most of the next seven years conducting special operations supporting America’s global counterterrorism campaign following 9/11. His assignments ranged from combat in Afghanistan to counternarcotics operations in Colombia. He also trained and advised military and law enforcement personnel in Bahrain, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Yemen, Oman, Jordan, Egypt, and Pakistan.

Upon leaving active duty, Nate joined the Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA). His primary duty was planning activities in collaboration with U.S. Special Operations Command to combat terrorist acquisition and use of weapons of mass destruction. During his time at DTRA, Nate also attended both the Defense Intelligence Agency’s Joint Interrogation Course and law school at American University, Washington College of Law.

Upon admission to the bar, Nate clerked for the Honorable J. Michael Eakin, Associate Justice of the Pennsylvania Supreme Court. It was an opportunity to give back to his home state while simultaneously perfecting his skills as an advocate.

The Navy subsequently recalled Nate to active duty as a staff officer with the Naval Special Warfare Development Group. During his mobilization he was selected for the U.S. Attorney General’s Honors Program including a position in the Counterespionage Section of the National Security Division at the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) Headquarters.

Nate spent the next six years supervising the investigation and prosecution of cases affecting national security, foreign relations, and the export of military and strategic commodities and technology. He prosecuted cases under criminal statutes relating to espionage, sabotage, neutrality, and atomic energy. He provided legal advice to the U.S. Attorney's Offices and investigative agencies on numerous national security investigations and other issues including application of the Classified Information Procedures Act.

While he was at DOJ, the Navy again recalled Nate to active duty. This time it was to manage a portfolio of operations to train, advise, and assist military and law enforcement personnel in the Bahamas and Mexico. It gave him an opportunity to both protect the people of those important allied nations and defend the approaches to the U.S. homeland.

Upon reading an investigative journalism piece by the ProPublica and the Anchorage Daily News highlighting violent crime in Alaska, Nate sprung into action again. He served six months as a prosecutor in a rural part of the state and found a home away from home. Although he returned home to his family, he maintains strong ties to the area and serves Alaska from afar every chance he gets.

In 2021, Nate was again called to serve, but this time to fight an invisible enemy. He spent six months as the Deputy Chief of the U.S. Navy’s COVID-19 Crisis Action Team. He helped the Navy maintain dominance over the oceans despite the pandemic and put military medical assets to work serving American communities.

The common thread in Nate’s decades-long career has been ground-level service to the community and the nation on seemingly intractable problems of monumental importance. Despite that, Nate eschews limelight, opting for quiet professionalism. He will apply the same strategy to your problems: unwavering integrity and excellent service in a package your adversaries will only detect once it is too late.

License

Bar Number: 2011200007
Maryland, 2020

Bar Number: 315497
Pennsylvania, 2013

Bar Number: 2009080
Alaska, 2020

Education

American University, Washington College of Law
Juris Doctorate, 2012

United States Naval Academy
Bachelor of Science, 2001

Untied States Naval War College
Joint Primary Military Education Level I, 2018

National Intelligence University
Graduate Certificate in Homeland Intelligence, 2019

Charles Legal Services
Nathan Charles

Owner Nate Charles has legal and security expertise gained through two decades of experiences ranging from combat as a U.S. Navy SEAL, to investigating and prosecuting America’s worst criminals, to fighting the scourge of pandemic disease.
Our owner, Nathan “Nate” M. F. Charles is a product of his raising. His natural father was an Air Force officer killed in the line of duty when Nate was a young child. Afterwards, his mother worked multiple jobs to keep food on the table. She eventually met and remarried a young lawyer. That young lawyer selflessly adopted Nate as his own and eventually became his hometown’s District Attorney and Judge. Nate’s parents personified the values America was founded upon: steadfast integrity; the highest standards of professional ethics; continuous personal growth; and selfless service to families, the community, and the nation. Nate has instilled the same values in Charles Legal and Security.

Nate attended the U.S. Naval Academy on a special nomination from the President of the United States set aside for the children of veterans killed in the line of duty. He graduated in 2001 and immediately entered Basic Underwater Demolition/SEAL training. He spent most of the next seven years conducting special operations supporting America’s global counterterrorism campaign following 9/11. His assignments ranged from combat in Afghanistan to counternarcotics operations in Colombia. He also trained and advised military and law enforcement personnel in Bahrain, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Yemen, Oman, Jordan, Egypt, and Pakistan.

Upon leaving active duty, Nate joined the Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA). His primary duty was planning activities in collaboration with U.S. Special Operations Command to combat terrorist acquisition and use of weapons of mass destruction. During his time at DTRA, Nate also attended both the Defense Intelligence Agency’s Joint Interrogation Course and law school at American University, Washington College of Law.

Upon admission to the bar, Nate clerked for the Honorable J. Michael Eakin, Associate Justice of the Pennsylvania Supreme Court. It was an opportunity to give back to his home state while simultaneously perfecting his skills as an advocate.

The Navy subsequently recalled Nate to active duty as a staff officer with the Naval Special Warfare Development Group. During his mobilization he was selected for the U.S. Attorney General’s Honors Program including a position in the Counterespionage Section of the National Security Division at the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) Headquarters.

Nate spent the next six years supervising the investigation and prosecution of cases affecting national security, foreign relations, and the export of military and strategic commodities and technology. He prosecuted cases under criminal statutes relating to espionage, sabotage, neutrality, and atomic energy. He provided legal advice to the U.S. Attorney's Offices and investigative agencies on numerous national security investigations and other issues including application of the Classified Information Procedures Act.

While he was at DOJ, the Navy again recalled Nate to active duty. This time it was to manage a portfolio of operations to train, advise, and assist military and law enforcement personnel in the Bahamas and Mexico. It gave him an opportunity to both protect the people of those important allied nations and defend the approaches to the U.S. homeland.

Upon reading an investigative journalism piece by the ProPublica and the Anchorage Daily News highlighting violent crime in Alaska, Nate sprung into action again. He served six months as a prosecutor in a rural part of the state and found a home away from home. Although he returned home to his family, he maintains strong ties to the area and serves Alaska from afar every chance he gets.

In 2021, Nate was again called to serve, but this time to fight an invisible enemy. He spent six months as the Deputy Chief of the U.S. Navy’s COVID-19 Crisis Action Team. He helped the Navy maintain dominance over the oceans despite the pandemic and put military medical assets to work serving American communities.

The common thread in Nate’s decades-long career has been ground-level service to the community and the nation on seemingly intractable problems of monumental importance. Despite that, Nate eschews limelight, opting for quiet professionalism. He will apply the same strategy to your problems: unwavering integrity and excellent service in a package your adversaries will only detect once it is too late.

License

Bar Number: 2011200007
Maryland, 2020

Bar Number: 315497
Pennsylvania, 2013

Bar Number: 2009080
Alaska, 2020

Education

American University, Washington College of Law Juris Doctorate, 2012


United States Naval Academy Bachelor of Science, 2001


Untied States Naval War College Joint Primary Military Education Level I, 2018


National Intelligence University Graduate Certificate in Homeland Intelligence, 2019


Firm Overview

Charles Legal Services is as aggressive as a Navy SEAL and as skilled as a seasoned federal prosecutor -- because that is how it started. Owner and Managing Partner, Nathan M. F. Charles founded Charles Legal Services after a long career as both an officer in the U.S. Navy SEALs and a federal prosecutor specializing in counterproliferation and counterintelligence issues. In keeping with its origins, Charles Legal Services is designed for clients with high-stakes cases where close attention and skilled representation matter the most.

Main Office

Main Office
11313 Gainsborough Road
Potomac, MD 20854

Phone

(717) 202-9407

Fees
Office Information
Office Hours

Charles Legal Services is a virtual practice. We are available almost any time, but only by appointment.

Emergency After Hours

Yes

Immigration Law

Charles Legal Services is a boutique, general-practice firm skilled in a variety of practice areas, with particular strength in national security, foreign relations, and immigration.

Charles Legal Services is as aggressive as a Navy SEAL and as skilled as a seasoned federal prosecutor -- because that is how it started. Owner and Managing Partner, Nathan M. F. Charles founded Charles Legal Services after a long career as both an officer in the U.S. Navy SEALs and a federal prosecutor specializing in counterproliferation and counterintelligence issues. In keeping with its origins, Charles Legal Services is designed for clients with high-stakes cases where close attention and skilled representation matter the most.

Is your firm willing to help a client with one discrete part of a case, without taking on the whole case?

Certainly. Charles Legal Services is dedicated to doing what is best for the client in all cases. Frequently, that will be Charles Legal Services acting as the single point of contact for all the client's needs in order to minimize the client's expenses and ensure unity of effort towards the client's goals. However, sometimes it will mean contributing Charles Legal Services' depth of experience in national security and foreign relations to a team of attorneys working on a large or unique problem. Every client is unique, and what is best for each client is what Charles Legal Services will provide.

Charles Legal Services
Nathan Charles

Owner Nate Charles has legal and security expertise gained through two decades of experiences ranging from combat as a U.S. Navy SEAL, to investigating and prosecuting America’s worst criminals, to fighting the scourge of pandemic disease.
Our owner, Nathan “Nate” M. F. Charles is a product of his raising. His natural father was an Air Force officer killed in the line of duty when Nate was a young child. Afterwards, his mother worked multiple jobs to keep food on the table. She eventually met and remarried a young lawyer. That young lawyer selflessly adopted Nate as his own and eventually became his hometown’s District Attorney and Judge. Nate’s parents personified the values America was founded upon: steadfast integrity; the highest standards of professional ethics; continuous personal growth; and selfless service to families, the community, and the nation. Nate has instilled the same values in Charles Legal and Security.

Nate attended the U.S. Naval Academy on a special nomination from the President of the United States set aside for the children of veterans killed in the line of duty. He graduated in 2001 and immediately entered Basic Underwater Demolition/SEAL training. He spent most of the next seven years conducting special operations supporting America’s global counterterrorism campaign following 9/11. His assignments ranged from combat in Afghanistan to counternarcotics operations in Colombia. He also trained and advised military and law enforcement personnel in Bahrain, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Yemen, Oman, Jordan, Egypt, and Pakistan.

Upon leaving active duty, Nate joined the Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA). His primary duty was planning activities in collaboration with U.S. Special Operations Command to combat terrorist acquisition and use of weapons of mass destruction. During his time at DTRA, Nate also attended both the Defense Intelligence Agency’s Joint Interrogation Course and law school at American University, Washington College of Law.

Upon admission to the bar, Nate clerked for the Honorable J. Michael Eakin, Associate Justice of the Pennsylvania Supreme Court. It was an opportunity to give back to his home state while simultaneously perfecting his skills as an advocate.

The Navy subsequently recalled Nate to active duty as a staff officer with the Naval Special Warfare Development Group. During his mobilization he was selected for the U.S. Attorney General’s Honors Program including a position in the Counterespionage Section of the National Security Division at the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) Headquarters.

Nate spent the next six years supervising the investigation and prosecution of cases affecting national security, foreign relations, and the export of military and strategic commodities and technology. He prosecuted cases under criminal statutes relating to espionage, sabotage, neutrality, and atomic energy. He provided legal advice to the U.S. Attorney's Offices and investigative agencies on numerous national security investigations and other issues including application of the Classified Information Procedures Act.

While he was at DOJ, the Navy again recalled Nate to active duty. This time it was to manage a portfolio of operations to train, advise, and assist military and law enforcement personnel in the Bahamas and Mexico. It gave him an opportunity to both protect the people of those important allied nations and defend the approaches to the U.S. homeland.

Upon reading an investigative journalism piece by the ProPublica and the Anchorage Daily News highlighting violent crime in Alaska, Nate sprung into action again. He served six months as a prosecutor in a rural part of the state and found a home away from home. Although he returned home to his family, he maintains strong ties to the area and serves Alaska from afar every chance he gets.

In 2021, Nate was again called to serve, but this time to fight an invisible enemy. He spent six months as the Deputy Chief of the U.S. Navy’s COVID-19 Crisis Action Team. He helped the Navy maintain dominance over the oceans despite the pandemic and put military medical assets to work serving American communities.

The common thread in Nate’s decades-long career has been ground-level service to the community and the nation on seemingly intractable problems of monumental importance. Despite that, Nate eschews limelight, opting for quiet professionalism. He will apply the same strategy to your problems: unwavering integrity and excellent service in a package your adversaries will only detect once it is too late.

License

Bar Number: 2011200007
Maryland, 2020

Bar Number: 315497
Pennsylvania, 2013

Bar Number: 2009080
Alaska, 2020

Education

American University, Washington College of Law
Juris Doctorate, 2012

United States Naval Academy
Bachelor of Science, 2001

Untied States Naval War College
Joint Primary Military Education Level I, 2018

National Intelligence University
Graduate Certificate in Homeland Intelligence, 2019

Charles Legal Services
Nathan Charles

Owner Nate Charles has legal and security expertise gained through two decades of experiences ranging from combat as a U.S. Navy SEAL, to investigating and prosecuting America’s worst criminals, to fighting the scourge of pandemic disease.
Our owner, Nathan “Nate” M. F. Charles is a product of his raising. His natural father was an Air Force officer killed in the line of duty when Nate was a young child. Afterwards, his mother worked multiple jobs to keep food on the table. She eventually met and remarried a young lawyer. That young lawyer selflessly adopted Nate as his own and eventually became his hometown’s District Attorney and Judge. Nate’s parents personified the values America was founded upon: steadfast integrity; the highest standards of professional ethics; continuous personal growth; and selfless service to families, the community, and the nation. Nate has instilled the same values in Charles Legal and Security.

Nate attended the U.S. Naval Academy on a special nomination from the President of the United States set aside for the children of veterans killed in the line of duty. He graduated in 2001 and immediately entered Basic Underwater Demolition/SEAL training. He spent most of the next seven years conducting special operations supporting America’s global counterterrorism campaign following 9/11. His assignments ranged from combat in Afghanistan to counternarcotics operations in Colombia. He also trained and advised military and law enforcement personnel in Bahrain, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Yemen, Oman, Jordan, Egypt, and Pakistan.

Upon leaving active duty, Nate joined the Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA). His primary duty was planning activities in collaboration with U.S. Special Operations Command to combat terrorist acquisition and use of weapons of mass destruction. During his time at DTRA, Nate also attended both the Defense Intelligence Agency’s Joint Interrogation Course and law school at American University, Washington College of Law.

Upon admission to the bar, Nate clerked for the Honorable J. Michael Eakin, Associate Justice of the Pennsylvania Supreme Court. It was an opportunity to give back to his home state while simultaneously perfecting his skills as an advocate.

The Navy subsequently recalled Nate to active duty as a staff officer with the Naval Special Warfare Development Group. During his mobilization he was selected for the U.S. Attorney General’s Honors Program including a position in the Counterespionage Section of the National Security Division at the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) Headquarters.

Nate spent the next six years supervising the investigation and prosecution of cases affecting national security, foreign relations, and the export of military and strategic commodities and technology. He prosecuted cases under criminal statutes relating to espionage, sabotage, neutrality, and atomic energy. He provided legal advice to the U.S. Attorney's Offices and investigative agencies on numerous national security investigations and other issues including application of the Classified Information Procedures Act.

While he was at DOJ, the Navy again recalled Nate to active duty. This time it was to manage a portfolio of operations to train, advise, and assist military and law enforcement personnel in the Bahamas and Mexico. It gave him an opportunity to both protect the people of those important allied nations and defend the approaches to the U.S. homeland.

Upon reading an investigative journalism piece by the ProPublica and the Anchorage Daily News highlighting violent crime in Alaska, Nate sprung into action again. He served six months as a prosecutor in a rural part of the state and found a home away from home. Although he returned home to his family, he maintains strong ties to the area and serves Alaska from afar every chance he gets.

In 2021, Nate was again called to serve, but this time to fight an invisible enemy. He spent six months as the Deputy Chief of the U.S. Navy’s COVID-19 Crisis Action Team. He helped the Navy maintain dominance over the oceans despite the pandemic and put military medical assets to work serving American communities.

The common thread in Nate’s decades-long career has been ground-level service to the community and the nation on seemingly intractable problems of monumental importance. Despite that, Nate eschews limelight, opting for quiet professionalism. He will apply the same strategy to your problems: unwavering integrity and excellent service in a package your adversaries will only detect once it is too late.

License

Bar Number: 2011200007
Maryland, 2020

Bar Number: 315497
Pennsylvania, 2013

Bar Number: 2009080
Alaska, 2020

Education

American University, Washington College of Law Juris Doctorate, 2012


United States Naval Academy Bachelor of Science, 2001


Untied States Naval War College Joint Primary Military Education Level I, 2018


National Intelligence University Graduate Certificate in Homeland Intelligence, 2019


This lawyer is licensed to practice in Maryland and has no record of discipline from the Maryland bar association. *

* Nolo has confirmed that every member attorney has a valid license and is in good standing with the state agency that licenses lawyers. Any past disbarments and suspensions (with possible exceptions for minor violations or nonpayment of dues, in our discretion) will be indicated accordingly in the badge. Member attorneys are required to notify Nolo immediately if they become the subject of any disciplinary action by any state licensing agency.

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This lawyer is licensed to practice in Maryland and has no record of discipline from the Maryland bar association. *

* Nolo has confirmed that every member attorney has a valid license and is in good standing with the state agency that licenses lawyers. Any past disbarments and suspensions (with possible exceptions for minor violations or nonpayment of dues, in our discretion) will be indicated accordingly in the badge. Member attorneys are required to notify Nolo immediately if they become the subject of any disciplinary action by any state licensing agency.