Charles Wolff was born in Boston, Massachusetts, on September 3, 1952. He received his B.A. (Cum Laude) from Wesleyan University in 1974, and his J.D. from the University of Michigan Law School in 1977 (Cum Laude).
After initially practicing in the areas of complex antitrust and securities litigation, Charlie joined Evans, Latham & Campisi in 1985, and became a shareholder in 1987.
Charlie’s practice, like that of all of the firm’s attorneys, centers on probate, trust, and fiduciary litigation, including will and trust contests, as well as complex, disputed issues of trust and estate administration. While committed to the general proposition that the best resolution to a probate or trust dispute is usually through a negotiated settlement, Charlie can bring his significant trial experience to cases where settlement does not prove feasible.
Charlie is a fellow of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel and the American Bar Foundation. From 1999 through 2005 he served as a member and advisor to the Executive Committee of the Trusts andEstates Section of the State Bar of California, and chaired the Section’s Ethics Committee. He is a former co-chair of Litigation Subcommittee of the Probate Section of the Bar Association of San Francisco, and a member of the San Francisco Probate Court’s Pro Bono Mediation Panel.
He has contributed to the State Bar of California Trusts & Estates Quarterly and the CEB treatises “California Trust and Probate Litigation” and “California Decedent Estate Practice.” He has been a frequent speaker on topics of interest to trust and estate attorneys at meetings and seminars at local, state and national levels.
Charlie has been selected as a Northern California “Super Lawyer” each year since 2006, and has been selected as one of Northern California’s “Best Lawyers” since 2011, when he was selected as Lawyer of the Year for Trusts & Estates Litigation.
Charlie lives in Lafayette, California, with his wife and, on occasion, one or more of his three sons. He has a wide range of outside interests — i.e., he is an inveterate dabbler — except for his fantasy league baseball team, to which he dedicates himself every year like clockwork.