Chuck was born and raised in Davis. He then headed to the University of California, Santa Barbara, for his undergraduate degree. He received his Juris Doctorate from the University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law. During law school, Chuck externed with the Yolo County Public Defender’s Office.
Upon becoming an attorney, Chuck opened his own law office, which he ran for over seven years. He focused on family law, immigration, and criminal defense. Chuck represented clients in many different arenas, ranging from a one-room, rural courthouse in Tahoe, to successfully orally arguing in front of a three-judge panel in the Ninth Circuit. Chuck brings his years of experience as a solo practitioner to Pakpour Banks, LLP.
Chuck is the youngest of seven brothers. With six half-brothers, and no “full” siblings, he learned that strong families come in all shapes and sizes. He takes this life experience to his practice of family law. He assists clients with marital dissolutions, modifications of support, domestic violence restraining orders, child custody determinations, etc.
During early adulthood, Chuck worked alongside folks who happened to be undocumented. Witnessing their enduring spirit in the face of adversity motivated him to become an immigration attorney. Chuck helps clients with family and employment-based Petitions, K-1 Visas, U-Visas, and more.
As the son of a criminal defense attorney, the importance of zealous representation in face of criminal charges, no matter what, was engrained in Chuck from an early age. Chuck provides criminal defense services from pre-trial negotiations, through appeals and various other post-conviction remedies.
Associations and Memberships
Chuck is admitted to practice in the Executive Office of Immigration Review, the Eastern District of California, and the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. Chuck is a section officer of the Sacramento County Bar Association Immigration Law Section, where he serves as secretary.
Chuck is married with two children. Chuck and his wife are avid backpackers, and escape to the mountains-with the kids-every chance they get.