Charles D. Pfister

Charles D. Pfister

Cincinnati, Ohio

Chuck's legal career began at University of Dayton School of Law (UDSL) where he received his law degree with a concentration in Intellectual Property with honors.  Prior to joining Wood, Herron & Evans, Chuck clerked at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in the Air Force Materiel Command Law Office - IP division for two years.

Chuck currently lives in Dayton, OH with his wife, Ashley. Chuck's primary practice area is IP litigation but he is also involved in patent and trademark prosecution.

Chuck was admitted to the Ohio Bar in 2018. He is certified to practice in front of the United States Patent and Trademark Office after having passed the USPTO Patent Bar Exam in July 2017.

Prior to attending UDSL, Chuck graduated from Xavier University in 2015 with a degree in Biology and Biological Sciences.  Chuck is a member of the American, Ohio, Dayton, and Cincinnati Bar Associations and contributes as a volunteer consultant to the Dayton Development Coalition.  Chuck is also a member of the Dayton Intellectual Property Law Association (DIPLA) and the Cincinnati Intellectual Property Law Association (CincyIP). 

Areas of Practice

  • Intellectual Property Litigation
  • Patent Prosecution
  • Trademark Prosecution
  • IP Consultation for upcoming businesses

Certified Legal Specialties

  • Patent and Trademark Prosecution

Bar Admissions

  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, 2017
  • Ohio, 2018


  • University of Dayton School of Law, Dayton, Ohio
    • J.D. - 2018
    • Honors: Concentration in IP with Honors
  • Xavier University
    • B.S. - 2015
    • Honors: Dean's List
    • Major: Biology

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • American Bar Association, 2015 - Present
  • Ohio Bar Association, 2015 - Present
  • Cincinnati Bar Association, 2018 - Present
  • Dayton Bar Association, 2015 - Present

Past Employment Positions

  • United States Air Force, Legal Intern, 2016 - 2018
  • Thompson Hine, Legal Extern, 2017 - 2018

Pro Bono Activities

  • IP Consultant to the Dayton Development Coalition, 2018 - Present