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Charles Wentworth

Lofgren & Wentworth, PC
  • Business Law, Appeals & Appellate
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Biography

Charles is a shareholder at Lofgren & Wentworth, P.C. in Glen Ellyn, Illinois, where he practices business, property, and appellate litigation. After graduating in the top 3% of his law school class at the University of Utah, he clerked for Chief Justice John T. Broderick of the New Hampshire Supreme Court. He then became a litigation associate at Kirkland & Ellis LLP before opening Wentworth Law Offices. Charles' experience as an officer and director of multiple closely-held companies also gives him practical business and real estate experience. He is active in the DuPage County and Illinois State Bar Associations, where he frequently writes and speaks about the law.

Practice Areas
    Business Law
    Business Contracts, Business Dissolution, Business Finance, Business Formation, Business Litigation, Franchising, Mergers & Acquisitions, Partnership & Shareholder Disputes
    Appeals & Appellate
    Civil Appeals, Federal Appeals
Languages
  • Spanish: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Shareholder
Lofgren & Wentworth, PC
- Current
Corporate and Litigation Business Attorney
Attorney
Wentworth Law Offices, PC
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Appellate work; Commerical mortgage foreclosure; Commerical landlord-tenant disputes; Business disputes; Contract disputes; Shareholder disputes; Mechanics liens
Litigation Associate
Kirkland and Ellis
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Participated in wide range of commercial, appellate, and pro bono litigation matters, including securities, derivative, and class actions, copyright protection, Delaware books-and-records action, small business dispute, defamation, retaliatory discharge for whistle-blowing, intentional infliction of emotional harm, contract claim, products liability, special education, religious free exercise, prisoner civil rights, and immigration claims.
Law Clerk
New Hampshire Supreme Court
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Law Clerk to the Honorable Chief Justice John T. Broderick, Jr. Researched and drafted Court opinions, orders, and bench memorandums. Discussed cases with Justices, advising them on constitutional, statutory, and procedural issues in various civil and criminal cases.
Professional Associations
University of Utah Alumni Association
Board Member
- Current
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DuPage County Bar Association
Member, Appellate Law and Practice, Civil Law, Business Law &Practice, and Prof Resp Committees
- Current
Activities: Plan committee seminars; give presentation of how Illinois attorneys can find good pro bono appellate opportunities
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McMillan Land Company
Director
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Activities: Director of closely-held company engaged in purchase and leasing of various properties in the Mountain West. Work closely with other board members regarding business operations and succession planning.
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J. Reuben Clark Law Society
Member
- Current
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J. Reuben Clark Law Society
Member
- Current
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DuPage County Bar Association
Chair, Professional Responsibility Committee
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Activities: Help plan and carry out various CLE meetings related to ethics and other professional responsibility issues.
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Council of Appellate Lawyers
Co-chair, Pro Bono Committee
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Activities: Presented at conference in Orlando, Florida. Filed amicus brief in pro bono appeal before the United States Supreme Court.
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Wheaton Ward
Executive Secretary
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Contact & Map
Lofgren & Wentworth, P.C.
536 Crescent Blvd
Ste 200
Glen Ellyn, IL 60137