Charles Bennett

J.D., Cum Laude, SMU Dedman School of Law


chuckLawSmallBesides being the CEO and Executive Director of the International Basketball Players Association, Charles is a law clerk at BFSN Law. He graduated from Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law in May 2014 and will sit for the Texas Bar in July 2014. Charles played professional basketball in Europe from 2001 to 2008 in Spain, Sweden, Belgium, Poland, Cyprus, Germany, and Turkey and speaks conversational Spanish and German. After retiring from basketball and before attending law school, Charles worked as a computer forensic investigator in Plano, Texas. In November 2010, he gave expert witness testimony in a family law case in front of the 429th District Court in Collin County Texas.


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During the summer of 2013 Charles clerked for Judge Gena Slaughter in the 191st District Court in Dallas County. Charles’s diverse life experiences have prepared him well for a career in law. Once licensed, he plans to continue operating the IBPA and focus his practice on commercial litigation and arbitration.



J.D., Cum Laude, SMU Dedman School of Law

B.S., Kinesiology, Midwestern State University, 2001




Dallas Bar Association, Law Student Section
Dallas Association of Young Lawyers, Law Student Section
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