Charles R. Church, Attorney

Charles R. Church Attorney

76 Lincoln City Road
Salisbury, CT 06068
Telephone: 860-596-4166
Facsimile: 860-596-4166

Curriculum Vitae of Charles R. Church


New York University Law School
LLM, 1980

Seton Hall Law School
JD 1971
Editor-in-Chief, Seton Hall Law Review
Centennial Scholar

Dartmouth College
AB 1962

Law Practice since 1982

Post, Polak, Goodsell & MacNeill, PA
Roseland, New Jersey and New York City
Partner, 1987 to 1999

Goldberg, Mufson & Church, PA
West Orange, New Jersey
Partner, 1982 to 1987

Honors and other relevant experience

Attended as observer/journalist Military Commission proceedings at Guantánamo Bay for the capital prosecution of Abd al Rahim al Nashiri, charged with orchestrating al Qaeda's suicide bombing in 2000 of the USS Cole.
June 11-14, 2013

Law Secretary to Hon. C. Thomas Schettino
Associate Justice
New Jersey Supreme Court
1971 to 1972

Adjunct Professor of Law
Seton Hall Law School
Spring 1981, Advanced Torts

Designated Certified Civil Trial Attorney by Supreme Court of New Jersey, Board of Trial Attorney Certification
1982 (through June, 1999)

Designated Judge, 2012 Eugene Gressman Appellate Advocacy Moot Court Competition
Seton Hall Law School
February 25, 2012

Appointed as Columnist for The Lakeville Journal, The Millerton News and The Winsted Journal to write essays on Guantánamo Bay detention, torture, habeas corpus and related issues, under rubric: "Field Notes from a Battleground," January 26, 2012

Panelist invited to lead discussions on "Citizens United v. Federal Elections Commission," on October 27, 2012, and on "Imploding the United States: The Supreme Court Legislating from the Bench," on October 27, 2013, at the Scoville Memorial Library, Salisbury, CT

Invited to design and teach course titled: Guantánamo, Detention, Torture, CIA Black Sites, Abu Ghraib, and How We Got There, Taconic Learning Center, Winter Term, 2013-14

Bar Admissions

D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals, 2019
Connecticut, 2010
Massachusetts, 2009 (ret'd status)
New York, 1982
New Jersey, 1971

Court Appointments

Designated as Fact Finder/Arbitrator for the Ansonia-Milford, Danbury, Fairfield, Hartford, Middlesex, Litchfield, New Britain, Stamford, and Waterbury Judicial Districts of the Superior Court of the State of Connecticut.

Also appointed as Attorney Trial Referee for the Hartford, Middlesex and Litchfield Judicial Districts of the Superior Court of the State of Connecticut.

Public Service


Salisbury (CT) Affordable Housing Commission
December 2012 to present

Pro Bono Legal Services

Senior Fellow, Center for Policy and Research
Seton Hall Law Center
Newark, New Jersey
Advice on detention and torture issues.
2010 to present

Human Rights First
New York, New York and Washington, DC
Advice on detention, torture and terrorism issues.
2010 to 2015


Board Member, HousingUs,
an initiative of Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation
2012 to 2016

Board member
Habitat for Humanity of Northwest Connecticut, LLC
2010 to 2012

Board Chair
Rock Brook School
Skillman, New Jersey
School for communications handicapped children, 1978

Community Service

Traveled to Costa Rica on three occasions, under auspices of Global Volunteers, to work on community construction projects in the rain forest district. 2002-2003


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