Midwin Charles is founder of the law firm Midwin Charles & Associates LLC and a Contributor at Essence Magazine. She provides regular commentary on law, pop culture and politics for various television shows and networks, including CNN, HLN, MSNBC, Bloomberg TV, and TV One and is guest host for the radio program “Express Yourself” on New York’s 107.5 WBLS. Ms. Charles worked for CNN as a Legal Contributor for In Session (formerly Court TV) where she provided legal commentary for live trials daily on truTV. Ms. Charles is the creator of Infinite Possibilities of the Law Degree, an annual forum that features top lawyers with dynamic careers.
Active in community affairs, Ms. Charles is a member of the Dean's Diversity Council for American University's Washington College of Law and a member of the board of Women in Entertainment Empowerment Network (WEEN). She has served as a member of the Civil Rights Committee for the Association of the Bar of the City of New York, lectured at Syracuse University and written for The Huffington Post.
Ms. Charles earned her bachelor's degree from Syracuse University and her law degree from the American University, Washington College of Law, where she was an Articles Editor for the American University Law Review. Following law school, she served as a law clerk for U.S. Court of Appeals for Sixth Circuit Judge Eric L. Clay and as the A. Leon Higginbotham, Jr. Research Fellow in Social Justice at Harvard Law School, under the supervision of Charles J. Ogletree, Jr. Ms. Charles was an associate at Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP.