The NCDD will miss Charles William of Seattle, Washington. Charles studied at the University of Chicago and Evergreen State College. Charles then worked for the Washington State Attorney General, before getting his JD (on a full scholarship) from the University of Puget Sound.

Charles was active with the Washington Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers. Her served as President from 2000-2001, in addition to holding many leadership roles within the association. For his outstanding professional and community service, he was honored with the Daniel Bigelow Award from the Thurston County Bar Association in 2007.

He had a huge heart and passion for helping young people. He coached the Franklin High School Mock Trial Program for 10 years, during which they won six state championships, three top-ten national awards, and the national championship in 2000.

It was Charles Dickens that said, “No one is useless in this world who lightens the burdens of another.” Charles did this and so much more. We at NCDD honor his life and contributions.