Rob Charles

Rob Charles

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520.629.4427 office
520.879.4705 fax
One S. Church Avenue
Suite 700
Tucson, AZ 85701
3993 Howard Hughes Parkway
Suite 600
Las Vegas, NV 89169

Rob Charles is a partner and leader in the firm’s Bankruptcy and Creditors' Rights team, resident in the Tucson office and practicing throughout Arizona and Nevada. He represents clients in business bankruptcy cases, commercial lawsuits and business transactions.

Rob primarily represents both secured and unsecured creditors, as well as debtors, in all aspects of Chapter 11 business bankruptcy cases before the bankruptcy courts and in appeals. He works extensively with lenders and borrowers out of bankruptcy in all aspects of debtor/creditor relationships, including workouts and litigation. Clients range from agricultural lenders to national banks to sellers with carryback interests.

Rob advises clients in matters including the Uniform Commercial Code, with expertise in negotiable instruments, banking law and secured transactions. He actively represents plaintiffs and defendants in civil and commercial litigation in the state and federal courts.

Memberships & Affiliations

  • Pima County Bar Association, Member
  • United States District Court District of Arizona, Lawyer Representative, 2008-2011
  • State Bar of Arizona Bankruptcy Section, Member and Past Chair, 1997-1998
  • Business Bankruptcy Committee of the American Bar Associations Section of Business Law, Member
  • Conference Executive Committee, U. S. Court of Appeals to the Ninth Circuit Judicial Conference, 2011-2015
  • State Bar of Arizona Rules of Professional Conduct Committee, Member, 2005-2007 Past Chair, 2004-2016
  • American Bankruptcy Institute, Member
  • University of Arizona James E Rogers College of Law, Adjunct Professor, Business Reorganization in Bankruptcy
  • American College of Bankruptcy, Fellow

Related News

DeWald, Freeman share John P. Frank Pro Bono Attorney of the Year Award
59 attorneys earn recognition for providing more than 50 pro bono hours in 2016
Charles, Demarchi, Freeman named in Arizona Top 100 list
Az Business magazine recognizes Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie attorneys
Benchmark Litigation affirms ‘Highly Recommended' ranking for multiple Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie offices
22 individual attorneys included in peer-reviewed annual guide of top U.S. litigation firms
83 Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie attorneys named in ‘Best Lawyers'
11 partners also honored as ‘Lawyer of the Year' in The Best Lawyers in America® 2017
Charles receives pro bono award for Southern Arizona
Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie attorney honored for work with Volunteer Lawyers Program
Pro bono service awards presented by Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie
Annual awards honor memory of lawyer dedicated to equal justice and professionalism
Az Business magazine recognizes Freeman, Charles, Demarchi, Hulsman
Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie attorneys named in 2016 Arizona top lawyers list
Lewis Roca Rothgerber earns accolades in Benchmark Litigation rankings
Law firm ‘Highly Recommended' with 20 ‘Star' attorneys in guide of top U.S. litigation firms

Related Events

Past Events


  • Presenter, "Chapter 11 Open Forum," The 29th Annual Norton Bankruptcy Litigation Institute II, March 2017
  • Presenter, "Ethics for Attorneys," NASBA Legal Counsel Conference, March 2013
  • Presenter, "21st Century Ethics," American Bankruptcy Institute's 30th Annual Spring Meeting, April 2012
  • Guest Presenter, "Ethical Morning at the Movies," State Bar of Arizona CLE, April 2012
  • Presenter, "Litigation in Chapter 11 Cases," Norton Bankruptcy Litigation Seminar II, March 2012
  • Presenter, "Ethical Issues," Norton Bankruptcy Litigation Seminar II, March 2012
  • Presenter, "Bankruptcy Ethics Update," Mid-South Commercial Law Institute, December 2011
  • Presenter, "Ethics," and "Chapter 11 Open Forum," Norton Las Vegas Bankruptcy Litigation II, April 2011
  • Presenter, "Intellectual Property in Bankruptcy," and "BAPCPA's Actual Impact in Chapter 11 Cases," 37th Southeastern Bankruptcy Law Institute, April 2011
  • Presenter, "Individual Chapter 11 Cases," Northwest Bankruptcy Law Institute, April 2011
  • Presenter, "Revisiting Chapter 11 Sale Strategies," American Bankruptcy Institute Panel at Conference of Bankruptcy Judges, October 2010

Other Publications


  • Arizona Business Magazine - Top 100 Attorneys, 2017
  • Vegas, Inc - Top Lawyer - Bankruptcy-Creditors, 2012
  • The Best Lawyers in America - "Lawyer of the Year" - Bankruptcy, Creditor-Debtor Rights Law, and Bankruptcy Litigation, Insolvency and Reorganization Law, 2005-2017
  • Super Lawyers Corporate Counsel, 2009-2010
  • Southwest Super Lawyers, 2007-2015
  • Mountain States Super Lawyers - Bankruptcy: Business, 2012-2017
  • Martindale-Hubbell - "AV/Preeminent Attorney" Rating
  • John P. Frank Pro Bono Awards Luncheon - Recognized for commitment - Pro bono service
  • Benchmark Litigation - "Local Litigation Star" in Arizona, 2014, 2016
  • AZ Business Magazine - Top Lawyers - Bankruptcy, 2010
  • Arizona Super Lawyers - Top 50, 2013-2015

Other Info


J.D., with Distinction, University of Arizona, James E. Rogers College of Law, 1982
B.A., University of Arizona, 1979

Bar Admissions

Arizona, 1982
Nevada, 1998

Court Admissions

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
U.S. District Court for the District of Arizona
U.S. District Court for the District of Nevada


U.S. District Court for the District of Arizona