Charlie B. HagermanAssociate Attorney
Mr. Hagerman was born and raised in Charlotte, North Carolina. He received his early education in the Catholic School system attending Our Lady of Assumption and Holy Trinity Middle School. Ultimately, he transferred to Independence Senior High School within the public school system so he could play football as a member of the seven-time State Championship football team as a wide receiver. In addition to his athletic endeavors, he was also member of the debate team. Mr. Hagerman was an avid competitor, and was invited to participate in the Harvard National Debates. He then attended East Carolina University for his undergraduate education and earned Bachelor Degrees in Philosophy and Political Science. Mr. Hagerman was a member of Phi Sigma Tau and Phi Sigma Alpha national honor societies and played intramural football and basketball.
Mr. Hagerman attended law school at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. There, he worked for Professor Robert P. Mosteller as a research assistant and updated the North Carolina Evidentiary Foundations published 2014. Mr. Hagerman was also on Moot Court as a member of the Civil Rights team and greatly sharpened his oral advocacy skills through practice and competitions.
Upon graduating from UNC Law and passing the North Carolina Bar Exam, Mr. Hagerman and his wife, Angela, returned to their home of Charlotte. For the past two years, he has represented clients in domestic, criminal, and juvenile matters in state court. Since his early experience in debate, Mr. Hagerman has always enjoyed the process of drafting sharp and precise arguments and then zealously defending his position. He utilized those skills to successfully defend his clients whether they were facing incarceration for multiple felony charges or seeking to modify child support. At Arnold & Smith, PLLC, Mr. Hagerman focuses his practice on family law cases: divorce, child custody, child support, alimony, and other family law matters. However, Mr. Hagerman enjoys the opportunity to engage in any matter that requires strong advocacy.
When not working, Mr. Hagerman enjoys all types of athletic endeavors particularly running and playing pick-up games of any kind. He and his wife are also avid “foodies” who never miss the opportunity to try a new restaurant or cook dinner for family and friends.
J.D., University of North Carolina, 2015
100+ hours of Pro Bono work
Moot Court, Civil Rights Team, Appellate Division
Research Assistant for Distinguished Professor of Law, Robert P. Mosteller
B.S. Philosophy and B.S. Political Science, East Carolina University, 2012
Phi Sigma Tau, National Philosophy Honor’s Society
Phi Sigma Alpha, National Political Science Honor’s Society
North Carolina State Bar
United States District Court – Western District of North Carolina
Mecklenburg County Bar
Mecklenburg County Bar, Young Lawyers Division