Charles E. J. Phipps


Charles Phipps is an attorney at Waters Kraus & Paul in the firm’s New Orleans office. Charles practices in the firm’s litigation group and represents plaintiffs involved in toxic tort and complex civil matters, where he has a particular interest in helping victims of asbestos exposure seek justice through the legal system. Admitted to practice law by the State Bar of Louisiana, Charles served as Law Clerk to the Honorable Omar K. Mason within the Orleans Parish Civil District Court prior to joining Waters Kraus & Paul.

Charles is a graduate of Loyola University New Orleans, where he earned his bachelor’s degree. Thereafter, Charles earned his Juris Doctor and a Sports Law Certificate from Tulane University Law School. While at Tulane, Charles served as the managing editor for The Sports Lawyers Journal, member and coach of the Moot Court’s Alternative Dispute Resolution Team, President of the Black Law Students Association, and was inducted as a member of the Order of Barristers.

Charles enjoys professional affiliations with the Louisiana State Bar Association, the Greater New Orleans Louis A. Martinet Legal Society, Inc., and the American Association for Justice. Civically, he is a member of the Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc.

Charles E. J. Phipps

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Areas of Practice

  • Asbestos Litigation
  • Benzene
  • Toxic Tort

Bar Admissions

  • Louisiana, 2020


  • Tulane University Law School, New Orleans, Louisiana, J.D., 2018
  • Loyola University New Orleans, New Orleans, Louisiana, B.S., 2011

Professional Associations & Memberships

  • Louisiana State Bar Association
  • American Association for Justice
  • The Greater New Orleans Louis A. Martinet Legal Society, Inc.

Honors & Awards

  • Alternative Dispute Resolution Team, Moot Court, Tulane University Law School, 2016-2018
  • Managing Editor, The Sports Lawyers Journal, Tulane University Law School, 2016-2018
  • President, Black Law Students Association, Tulane University Law School, 2016-2018
  • Hall of Fame Inductee, Southwest Region, Black Law Students Association, 2017
  • International Mediation Championship, International Academy of Dispute Resolution Competition, Alternative Dispute Resolution Team, 2018
  • Order of Barristers Inductee, Tulane University Law School, 2018
  • Sports Law Certificate, Tulane University Law School, 2018

Other Appointments

  • Fellow, Charter Board Leadership Academy, Louisiana Association of Public Charter Schools, 2018
  • Honorable Omar K. Mason, Orleans Parish Civil District Court, Law Clerk, 2019-2020

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