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Charles Smith
General Counsel

Charles Smith is the general legal counsel for First Team Media.

Smith studied law at Loyola and Pepperdine Universities and is a tenured professor of law at California State University, Fullerton.  Smith also has a private law practice in addition to his role at FTM.  A native of Long Beach, CA, Charlie was an All CIF cross-country runner at Wilson High School and classmates of Jim Miller (Director of Community Outreach) and Brad Lane (Chief Publishing Officer).  Smith went on to compete at the collegiate level running for United States International University.  Charlie and his wife Barbi have three children, Taylor, Emma and Lily.

Charlie was an All CIF competitor at L.B. Wilson.


Charlie shown running the Seattle Marathon, circa 1989.


Charlie with his wife Barbi, and their children Taylor, Emma and Lily.


Charlie proudly wearing his Wilson letterman’s jacket, just to show it still fits!

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