Joseph joined the County Attorney’s Office in 2018.  He is currently assigned to a variety of litigation matters filed against the County.


Undergraduate:  Fordham University

Law School:  University of San Diego School of Law

  • Cum Laude
  • Order of the Coif
  • Order of Barristers
Prior Experience

Upon graduation from law school in 2003, Joseph joined a civil litigation firm in La Jolla, California where he tried his first two jury trials.  In 2006, he joined Cooley Godward LLP (now Cooley LLP) as a member of the Complex Commercial Litigation group where he prosecuted and defended a variety of civil litigation matters including intellectual property, securities, financial services and anti-trust cases.  Most recently, Joseph was Senior Trial Counsel with a civil litigation firm in San Francisco and Oakland where he successfully tried several jury trials to verdict.

Joseph F. Charles
Deputy County Attorney
(650) 363-4647