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Widmaier M. Charles


Widmaier M. Charles concentrates his litigation practice on complex business disputes and real estate matters.  He represents clients in all phases of litigation and arbitration, including drafting pleadings, managing pre-trial discovery, handling motions, and arguing at trial.  Mr. Charles also represents clients in matters involving government investigations and white-collar criminal defense.

Prior to joining Todd & Weld, Mr. Charles was a civil litigation attorney at a boutique Boston law firm where he focused on cases involving construction litigation, personal injury, and premises liability.  Prior to private practice, he was a judicial law clerk at the Massachusetts Appeals Court, as well as an Assistant Attorney General at the Massachusetts Attorney General's Office.

Mr. Charles serves as a member of the Massachusetts Law Review Editorial Board.  Prior to law school, he obtained his real estate broker license and worked in the commercial real estate industry.  


Todd & Weld LLP, 2023-present

Sugarman, Rogers, Barshak & Cohen, P.C., 2022-2023

Massachusetts Appeals Court, 2021-2022

Massachusetts Attorney General's Office, 2019-2021



  • New England Law | Boston (J.D., 2019)
  • Babson College (B.S., 2013)

Bar Admissions

  • Massachusetts
  • New York
  • U.S. District Court, Massachusetts

Professional Activities

  • Massachusetts Bar Association Real Estate Law Section Council, Member and Young Lawyers Liaison, 2023-present
  • Massachusetts Law Review, Editorial Board Member and Case Summary Contributor, 2021-present
  • Massachusetts Bar Association Leadership Academy Fellow, 2022-2023


The Massachusetts Sexually Dangerous Persons Statute: A Critique of the Unanimous Jury Verdict Requirement, 53 New Eng. L. Rev. F. 101 (2020)

Should State Law Enforcement Officials be Required to Develop and Implement Minimization Protocols to Govern the Execution of Digital Search Warrants?, 100 Mass. L. Rev. 5 (2018)

Honors and Awards

Named to 2024 Best Lawyers in America: Ones to Watch for Commercial Litigation; Insurance Law; Litigation – Real Estate