Charles J. Cushman focuses his practice on civil and criminal litigation. He concentrates on business and employment matters, construction litigation, property owners associations, waterfront/riparian disputes, and traffic violations. Charles enjoys being in the courtroom, but counsels clients in their efforts to avoid litigation, as well. Charles serves as Airport Attorney to the Coastal Carolina Regional Airport.

Charles’s mother grew up in New Bern and the majority of that side of his family still resides here. Growing up, Charles loved his summer and holiday visits to the area and jumped at the opportunity to move there after law school. He and his wife have two young children and they can usually be found on the Trent River.


  • Civil Litigation
  • Construction
  • Airports
  • Property Owners Associations


  • Davidson College, B.A. (2002)
  • Wake Forest University, J.D. (2006)


  • American Bar Association, Member
  • North Carolina Bar Association, Member
  • Craven County Bar Association, Member
  • North Carolina Airports Association Member


  • MERCI Clinic, Board of Directors and President
  • Public Radio East Foundation, Board of Directors
  • New Bern Chamber of Commerce, Young Professionals Group, Founding Board Member
  • Leadership Craven, Alumni
  • Teen Court Judge


3230 Country Club Road
New Bern, NC 28562