Charles Anderson teaches Criminal Trial Advocacy. From 2007 to 2016, he served as a trial attorney with the Los Angeles County Public Defender. In this capacity, he handled cases across a spectrum of state criminal prosecutions ranging from misdemeanors to juvenile delinquency court to complex and serious felonies. He has tried 69 cases to a jury including 30 felony jury trials.
Anderson earned his B.A. cum laude from Vassar College where he won the Ordan Prize for Philosophic Excellence with the Promise of Teaching. He received his J.D. from UCLA School of Law (Order of the Coif) where he won the Burton Marks Prize for best performance in an advanced criminal law class.