Charles Vethan is licensed to practice law in both Texas and California. He is one of a very few Texas attorneys who is dual Board Certified by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization in Civil Trial Law and Consumer and Commercial Law. He earned his Doctor of Jurisprudence at Southern Methodist University (SMU) in Dallas, Texas, where he served as a law review editor of the law journal, The International Lawyer. He was published while still in Law School, and his article on implied copyright licenses was cited by the United States Congress as part of the federal copyright statute. He has represented privately owned companies in complex litigation in Silicon Valley and Southern California, throughout Texas, and Florida. Charles was recently retained by Lloyds of London to represent the Treasury Manager of the Stanford Financial Group in a $2.5 billion dollar fiduciary duty claim brought by the United States Receiver, the first civil litigation claim brought by the United States against a senior officer of The Stanford Financial Group.
Charles also tried one of the first ‘smart gun’ cases in the United States against O.F. Mossberg & Sons and others in Florida, and recently tried a case in Silicon Valley concerning the creation of an educational software platform.
Charles earned BS in Biological Sciences from the University of Alberta, Canada, and worked in private banking and investment banking prior to attending law school in Dallas, Texas. His passion is to work directly with business owners and entrepreneurs, to ensure their business and assets are protected, and focuses on ‘bet the business’ cases involving partnership disputes, fiduciary duty litigation, contract litigation, and intellectual property matters.
In his spare time, Charles is an avid Harley Davidson rider, who has ridden throughout the United States, from Texas to Canada, and throughout Europe.