Charles O. Lee leads the economic justice work as consumer protection director. Prior to joining the Center, Charles practiced commercial litigation, insurance defense, and personal injury litigation on the Mississippi Gulf Coast and in Georgia. Charles was the founding board president of the Gulf Coast Fair Housing Center in Gulfport, Mississippi, and also served as interim executive director immediately following Hurricane Katrina. He earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in English from Rust College in 1995 and received his Juris Doctorate in 1998 from the University of Mississippi School of Law. Charles lives in Jackson and is an active member of Epiphany Lutheran Church.