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Charles Spencer practices is the area of business with a focus on estate planning, wills and successions. Additionally, he has a breath of experience in media and communications law stemming from his experience as an attorney in the Office of General Counsel of the Federal Communications Commission in Washington D.C.

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Charles Spencer practices is the area of business with a focus on estate planning, wills and successions. Additionally, he has a breath of experience in media and communications law stemming from his experience as an attorney in the Office of General Counsel of the Federal Communications Commission in Washington D.C.

A proud father of four Eagle Scouts, Charles has a strong commitment to community and civic engagement. Charles has continuously provided pro bono or reduced fee legal work for a number of civic organizations. He is chairman of the Foundation for Excellence in Louisiana Public Broadcasting and a past chairman of the Baton Rouge Big Buddy program, Junior Achievement of Baton Rouge and Acadiana, the Rotary Club of Baton Rouge, the Istrouma Area Council of the Boy Scouts of America, Baton Rouge Public Radio, Inc. and other organizations.

Prior to joining Phelps Charles practiced for nearly 40 years with the Baton Rouge law firm of Hebert, Spencer, Cusimano and Fry, LLP.

Experience

  • General Counsel of the Louisiana Association of Broadcasters.
  • General Counsel of The Roman Catholic Church of the Diocese of Baton Rouge.

Memberships & Affiliations

  • American Bar Foundation
  • Louisiana State Bar Association
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • Judicial Council of the Louisiana Supreme Court
  • Louisiana State Law Institute
  • Baton Rouge Rotary Club (1996-Present)
  • Rotary International District 6200 (Assistant District Governor, Present)
  • Junior Achievement of Baton Rouge and Acadiana (Chairman, 1998-2000; General Counsel, 1990-Present)
  • Boy Scouts of America (Council Commissioner, 2017-Present; Contingent Leader and a Troop Scoutmaster for National Jamboree, 2001; Troop 478 Assistant Scoutmaster, 2013-Present)
  • Girl Scouts of America (Board Member; Audubon Girl Scout Council, Council Treasurer)
  • Baton Rouge Public Radio (Former President; Board Member)
  • Louisiana Association of Broadcasters (Board of Directors)
  • Leadership Greater Baton Rouge (1986 Class)
  • Leadership Louisiana (2006 Class)
  • Southside Civic Association (Former Vice President, Board Member, 2006-Present)
  • Big Buddy President (Former President)
  • Foundation for Excellence in Louisiana Public Broadcasting (Board Member, 2017-Present)
  • Baton Rouge Magnet High School Advisory Board (Member, 2013-Present)
  • Angola Educational Foundation (Board of Directors)
  • Louisiana Civil Service League (Former Board Member)
  • United Way of Baton Rouge
  • East Baton Rouge Parish Commission on Government Ethics (Nominating Committee, Former Member)
  • Prison Fellowship (Former Angel Tree Project Leader; Former Participant)

Recognition

  • Silver Beaver Award Recipient
  • James E. West Fellow
  • Outstanding Family Award presented by Family Service of Greater Baton Rouge (2008)
  • Volunteer Activist Award (2006)

Education

  • Louisiana State University Law Center
    J.D., 1975
  • Tulane University
    B.A., 1972

Admissions

  • Louisiana
  • General Counsel of the Louisiana Association of Broadcasters.
  • General Counsel of The Roman Catholic Church of the Diocese of Baton Rouge.
  • American Bar Foundation
  • Louisiana State Bar Association
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • Judicial Council of the Louisiana Supreme Court
  • Louisiana State Law Institute
  • Baton Rouge Rotary Club (1996-Present)
  • Rotary International District 6200 (Assistant District Governor, Present)
  • Junior Achievement of Baton Rouge and Acadiana (Chairman, 1998-2000; General Counsel, 1990-Present)
  • Boy Scouts of America (Council Commissioner, 2017-Present; Contingent Leader and a Troop Scoutmaster for National Jamboree, 2001; Troop 478 Assistant Scoutmaster, 2013-Present)
  • Girl Scouts of America (Board Member; Audubon Girl Scout Council, Council Treasurer)
  • Baton Rouge Public Radio (Former President; Board Member)
  • Louisiana Association of Broadcasters (Board of Directors)
  • Leadership Greater Baton Rouge (1986 Class)
  • Leadership Louisiana (2006 Class)
  • Southside Civic Association (Former Vice President, Board Member, 2006-Present)
  • Big Buddy President (Former President)
  • Foundation for Excellence in Louisiana Public Broadcasting (Board Member, 2017-Present)
  • Baton Rouge Magnet High School Advisory Board (Member, 2013-Present)
  • Angola Educational Foundation (Board of Directors)
  • Louisiana Civil Service League (Former Board Member)
  • United Way of Baton Rouge
  • East Baton Rouge Parish Commission on Government Ethics (Nominating Committee, Former Member)
  • Prison Fellowship (Former Angel Tree Project Leader; Former Participant)
  • Silver Beaver Award Recipient
  • James E. West Fellow
  • Outstanding Family Award presented by Family Service of Greater Baton Rouge (2008)
  • Volunteer Activist Award (2006)