Charles D. Pfister

  • Associate

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, concentrating on patent prosecution. Since joining Wood Herron & Evans, Chuck has focused his practice primarily on IP litigation, handling both enforcement and defense matters for all facets of IP: patent, trademark, copyright, and trade secret. 

Chuck currently lives in Dayton, OH with his wife, Ashley. In addition to IP litigation, Chuck handles a variety of business-oriented IP matters such as preparation of non-disclosure agreements, preparation of confidential trade-secret documentation, and development of IP-centric strategies for start-ups/small businesses.

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 Federal, American, Ohio, Dayton, and Cincinnati Bar Associations and contributes as a volunteer consultant to the HCDC.  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, Cincinnati, Ohio
    • B.S. - 2015
    • Honors: Dean's List
    • Major: Biology

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Federal Bar Association, 2016 to Present
  • American Bar Association, 2015 to Present
  • Ohio Bar Association, 2015 to Present
  • Cincinnati Bar Association, 2018 to Present
  • Dayton Bar Association, 2015 to 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
  • IP and Business Consultant at the HCDC, 2019 - Present
  • Pro Bono Partnership of Ohio, Present