Marina Applegate


Practice Areas


  • Phoenix School of Law 2009 Juris Doctor
  • Grand Canyon College 1999 B.S. Public Safety Administration


The prior primary focus of Charles’ law practice has been and continues to be family law, which includes divorce (dissolution of marriage), child custody, child support, spousal maintenance, grandparent visitation, and more. Charles also litigates cases involving the Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction (i.e. cases involving the alleged wrongful removal from or retention in another country of a child/children by a parent). Before joining Tiffany & Bosco, Charles was a solo practitioner for nearly 14 years.

Charles attended law school while working as a police detective. Formerly a police detective sergeant, Charles has investigated homicides, suicides, kidnappings, assaults, robberies, sexual assaults, crimes against children, financial crimes, arson, traffic crimes and DUIs, and jail crimes. During his law enforcement career, in addition to working patrol, Charles was a crisis negotiator, a certified instructor, and his assignments included the Professional Standards Bureau (internal affairs), the Intelligence Bureau, General Investigations, District Detectives, the Special Enforcement Unit/Lake Patrol Division, and the Administration Bureau.

Charles also speaks Spanish as a second language. Charles studied both Spanish and journalism in high school and in college. Before his law enforcement career, Charles worked for a brief period as a reporter/journalist, lived in Mexico City, Mexico, and did work involving El Salvador and Nicaragua.

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