Charles Bracewell

Charles Bracewell

Oakland, California

Charles Bracewell was born and raised in Washington D.C.  After graduating from the University of Pennsylvania, Charles moved to California to attend Santa Clara University School of Law, where he received the Emery Merit Law and International Human Rights Law Scholarships.

During law school Charles clerked with the San Francisco District Attorney’s Office, where he helped prosecute felony cases; the Center for Justice & Accountability, where he represented victims of human rights violations; and the Khmer Rouge Tribunal, where he worked on cases involving war crimes, crimes against humanity, and genocide.

After graduating from law school, Charles began his legal career representing whistleblowers, victims of discrimination in the workplace, and victims of negligence.  In 2018 Charles joined the law firm of Hildebrand, McLeod & Nelson, where he dedicates his practice to defending the rights of workers and other individuals against corporate entities.

Areas of Practice

  • FELA
  • Wrongful Death
  • Personal Injury
  • Whistlerblower

Bar Admissions

  • California
  • District of Columbia
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of California


  • Santa Clara University School of Law, Santa Clara, California
    • J.D. cum laude
  • University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
    • B.A.

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Alameda-Contra-Costa Trial Lawyers’ Association (ACCTLA)
  • San Francisco Trial Lawyers’ Association (SFTLA)