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Charles A. Hayden, IV

Charles A. Hayden IV is an associate at Schenk & Bruetsch who assists in various legal practices. Charles brings a well-rounded skill set to his legal practice, where he works to secure the best outcome for his clients.

Prior to Schenk & Bruetsch, Charles worked as an associate at Rutledge Manion, where he specialized in civil defense representing various high end clients including McDonalds, Starbucks, Michigan Basic Insurance Association, and many others. Additionally, he worked as an associate at Allen Brothers, Attorneys, and Counselors, where he specialized in civil and criminal litigation. He also interned under the Honorable Chief Judge Hood of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan. As Chief Judge Hood’s intern, he spent his time drafting bench memoranda and judicial opinions. Furthermore, his internship background expands to a variety of entities, gaining experience working with all aspects of civil litigation and commercial transaction.

With a bachelor’s in business administration, Charles received his law degree from Wayne State University Law School in 2019. Active in the Wayne Law community, he served as the Treasurer for the Wayne Law Student Board of Governors, an Admissions Counselor, a Student Ambassador, and Themis Bar Review Representative.

Before attending Law School, Charles was an NCAA athlete playing basketball at Adrian College. As a former athlete, Charles brings discipline, strategical planning, assertiveness, and competitiveness to the courtroom.