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Charles Patrick Jr. Esq

Season 1, Ep. 14

Laura and Todd have the pleasure of sitting down with renowned attorney Charles Patrick Jr. Esq, to talk about how Charles, his colleagues and Attorney Generals across the US worked together to obtain a 246 billion dollar settlement against the biggest tobacco companies in the world (the largest class action settlement to date), the anguish of being away from his family while trying one of the biggest cases in history, and how the divorce of his firm, Ness Motley, emotionally affected him. We also dive deep in to Charles’s modest and small town upbringing, his complicated, yet meaningful relationship with Ron Motley (the man The King of Torts is loosely based on), the non-fiction book ‘Civil Warriors: The Legal Siege on the Tobacco Industry’ written by embedded investigative journalist Dan Zegart, and what it was like to be a handler for the whistleblower Jeff Wigand (made notable by the movie ‘The Insider’). We also get personal with Charles about his philanthropic work, him and his wife’s dedication to historical preservation and revitalizing forgotten areas and historic buildings in Charleston, SC, his passion for social justice, and facing criticism and scrutiny while trying to give back and make a difference.

 

RPWB, LLC

Big Tobacco and the Master Settlement

The Insider

Dickie Scruggs

Ron Motley

Civil Warriors

Revitalization ofKing Street

Charleston Stage

PPHG

The American Theater

Lowndes Grove

The Notebook

Denmark Vesey

Trident United Way

Charleston Promise Neighborhood

American Lung Association

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