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Charles C. Meeker


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

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, family, law partners, business leaders, fellow elected officials and neighbors gathered to honor Mr. Meeker for his extraordinary 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 proposed 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 Sept. 5, 2008. To read more about the event, please click here.

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. To read the full article, please click here.

Results By the Numbers

  • 0Attorneys Recognized by Best Lawyers for 2015
  • 0Attorneys in 5 offices

Featured 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
  • Regulatory work before state commissions and boards, including representation of counties before the Property Tax Commission

Honors & Awards

  • Greater Raleigh Convention and Visitors Bureau John B. Ross, Jr. Leadership Award, 2012
  • Woodward/White's The Best Lawyers in America in Administrative Law, 2007-2015; Government Relations Practice, 2013-2015
  • Business North Carolina magazine’s “Legal Elite” in Tax & Estate Planning, 2010