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Charles W. Reese, Esq., Presented with the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award by Marquis Who's Who

Mr. Reese has been endorsed by Marquis Who's Who as a leader in the legal and real estate industries

Charles W. Reese is a practicing attorney of more than 40 years who has been serving as partner at Burke Williams & Sorensen, LLP in Oakland, California, since 2014.

    PIEDMONT, CA, April 11, 2019 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Marquis Who's Who, the world's premier publisher of biographical profiles, is proud to present Charles W. Reese, with the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award. An accomplished listee, Mr. Reese celebrates many years' experience in his professional network, and has been noted for achievements, leadership qualities, and the credentials and successes he has accrued in his field. As in all Marquis Who's Who biographical volumes, individuals profiled are selected on the basis of current reference value. Factors such as position, noteworthy accomplishments, visibility, and prominence in a field are all taken into account during the selection process.

Mr. Reese is a practicing attorney of more than 40 years who has been serving as partner at Burke Williams & Sorensen, LLP in Oakland, California, since 2014. Prior to joining his firm, he was the President and CEO of Wulfsberg, Reese & Colvig Professional Corporation. His legal background includes litigation, and transactional experience in the mining, engineering, chemical and construction industries. He is experienced in business litigation, concentrating in real estate and environment law, compliance with the California Environmental Quality Act and air, water and hazardous substance regulations. Furthermore, Mr. Reese is an experienced negotiator and advisor to both public and private entities.

A Robert E. Lee Research Scholar between 1965 and 1966, Mr. Reese later earned his Bachelor of Arts, cum laude, at Washington and Lee University in 1966. Following this accomplishment, he obtained a Doctor of Jurisprudence at the University of California at Berkeley in 1969. Soon after, Mr. Reese was admitted to the California Bar Association and the Supreme Court of the United States.

Formerly serving on the board of directors for PLA Holdings, Inc. in Port Costa, Calif. for nearly a decade, Mr. Reese has continued to serve as a Director for Brown and Caldwell in Walnut Creek, California since 1987. He served on the Board of Directors for Planned Parenthood Alameda/San Francisco for two years and was also an honorary trustee for the Orinda Foundation during the late 1970s. Mr. Reese is a longtime member of the American Bar Association, the Alameda County Bar Association, the Bar Association of San Francisco, the State Bar of California, among others.

Recognized as one of the Best Lawyers in the Bay Area for Business and Corporate Law by Bay Area Lawyer Magazine and included in Northern California Super Lawyers for 2014, one of the highlights of his career was a trial that he and his team had won, which was appealed and went to the California Supreme Court in 2007. Privileged to argue the appellate case and win with a 7-0 decision, the case was published, and the Supreme Court renamed the statute formerly known as the California Tort Claims Act to the California Government Claims Act to confirm his view. The oral argument in the case, City of Stockton v. The Superior Court of Sacramento County (Civic Partners of Stockton, LLC) was also televised.

Married to Jill Fritschi Reese for more than 35 years until her passing in January 2014, Mr. Reese is the proud father of two daughters, Clarissa Reese Denton and Alexandra Reese, and grandfather of one granddaughter, Olivia Reese Denton. In his free time, he enjoys participating in triathlons and marathons, going helicopter skiing and duck hunting. Notably, he ran the Boston Marathon in 1996, 2010, 2011 and 2012 and qualified and successfully completed the Hawaiian Ironman in Kona, Hawaii in 2000.

Mr. Reese has been cited in approximately 30 editions of Who's Who in America, Who's Who in American Law, Who's Who in Finance and Business and Who's Who in the World. For more information, visit

In recognition of outstanding contributions to his profession and the Marquis Who's Who community, Charles W. Reese, Esq., has been featured on the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement website. Please visit for more information about this honor.

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