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Charles C. Meeker


Charles Meeker represents private and public clients including local governments in civil trials and administrative hearings.

Before the North Carolina Property Tax Commission, Mr. Meeker has represented more than a dozen Counties in all kinds of tax cases. Mr. Meeker also represents Counties in appeals to our appellate courts.

Mr. Meeker was elected to his fifth two-year term as Mayor of Raleigh in 2009. He was first sworn in as the City of Raleigh’s Mayor on December 3, 2001. Mr. Meeker did not seek what would have been a record-breaking sixth term and left the office of Mayor on December 5, 2011. He previously served as a member of the Raleigh City Council for eight years from 1985-1989 and 1991-1995.

Friends, law partners, business leaders, fellow elected officials and neighbors gathered to honor Mr. Meeker for his service to the City of Raleigh. The event, sponsored by the Downtown Raleigh Alliance and the Greater Raleigh Chamber of Commerce, was held in the Raleigh Convention Center. Mr. Meeker supported the building of a world-class convention center as a priority during the initial days of his first term as Mayor and championed the project throughout to its opening on September 5, 2008.

The News & Observer also featured Mr. Meeker in a front-page story. The article highlighted his first four consecutive terms in office as Raleigh’s mayor including his management style, commitment to public service and contributions to the City of Raleigh.

Results By the Numbers

  • 0 Attorneys Recognized by Best Lawyers for 2016
  • 0 Attorneys in 7 offices

Representative Experience

  • Assists clients with local government issues, including public finance, governmental authority and ad valorem taxation
  • Represents clients in commercial litigation and construction disputes
  • Assists clients with document and deposition discovery, pre-trial motions, hearings and trials and appeals to state and federal appellate courts

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Honors & Awards

  • Woodward/White’s The Best Lawyers in America in Administrative / Regulatory Law, 2007-2017; Government Relations Practice, 2013-2017; Litigation – Municipal 2016-2017
  • Raleigh Hall of Fame, 2015
  • Greater Raleigh Convention and Visitors Bureau John B. Ross, Jr. Leadership Award, 2012
  • Business North Carolina magazine’s “Legal Elite” in Tax & Estate Planning, 2010
  • Martindale-Hubbell AV® Preeminent™ in Municipalities & Counties; Administrative Law; Commercial Litigation; Public Transit