Have you survived a rear-end collision with an 18-wheeler? Charles Hands did. As he picked up the pieces from that life-altering accident, he had a choice. Who can help make me whole? If I had to pick a lawyer, who would it be? Charles chose family. His uncle, David Hands, helped make him whole, which he has done, and does, for so many other individuals facing similar circumstances.
As the world turns, Charles went to law school, graduated in the top 5% of his class, did all the things you’re supposed to do in law school (law review, etc.), so faced with options, he had another choice. He chose family again. Charles is back with his uncle, David, helping him expand his reach, whether through personal injury advocacy or a growing estate planning practice. Charles is motivated by helping make people whole or preserving their wholesomeness.
What Charles does as a lawyer has allowed him to expand his reach as a leader, whether through the Harvey Gantt Center for African American Arts and Culture, or other entrepreneurial endeavors, allowing him to see the world. As someone who’s seen the world after surviving a near-death experience, what opportunities are for the taking? How can we be better?