Charles F. Coleman Jr. is a seasoned civil rights attorney who
specializes in EEO law, human resources and human capital solutions, as
well as the support of diversity and inclusion efforts in the workforce.
As a former Brooklyn, NY prosecutor turned civil litigator, Charles has
extensive experience as a trial lawyer and his courtroom acumen is
matched only by his leadership abilities, which he displays through his
community mobilization and civic activism efforts.
Charles has appeared internationally on various media outlets as a
legal and political analyst, writer, and orator. He has been branded as
one of the brightest and most well-respected voices in conversations
on law, diversity, civil rights, and social justice. Charles gives public
talks to businesses, student groups, and civic organizations on law,
culture, diversity, and social justice.
Charles began his legal career as a prosecutor in the Kings County
(Brooklyn, NY) District Attorney’s Office. While there, he excelled
quickly and was hand-picked to join the specialized Gangs Unit where
he prosecuted some of the city’s most dangerous and violent criminals
in several high profile cases. For his efforts as a trial attorney and
commitment to justice, in 2007 Charles was awarded the prestigious
Law Enforcement Appreciation award for excellence and leadership in
Since leaving the DA’s office, Charles has transitioned to the arena of
civil rights, focusing primarily on EEO law while helping to provide
diversity and inclusion support to companies seeking to improve their
workforce. In an increasingly growing marketplace, Charles
understands how to impress upon executives and senior management
the importance of not simply creating a more diverse work force and
an inclusive work culture, but how to do so within the appropriate
boundaries of the law.