Admitted to Practice:

  • Oregon, 1996

  • United States District Court for the District of Oregon, 1999

  • United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, 2009

  • United States Supreme Court, 2013



  • Gonzaga University School of Law, J.D., cum laude, 1996 (Thomas More Scholar)

  • St. Mary’s College of Maryland, B.A., with high honors, 1990


Practice Areas:

  • General Civil Litigation

  • Medical and Professional Malpractice and Licensing

  • Insurance Defense

  • Workers’ Compensation


Professional Organizations & Community Service:

  • Oregon State Bar, Member

  • Jackson County Bar Association, Member

  • United Way of Jackson County, Board Member and Past President

  • Anna May Family Foundation, Current Board Member

  • The Arc Jackson County, Current Board Member and Past President

  • WVD American Inn of Court, Current Board Member

  • Medford Rogue Rotary Club, Member



  • Charley Bolen was born in Washington, D.C., and raised in Maryland.  He graduated from St. Mary's College of Maryland with High Honors and degrees in history and political science. While at St. Mary's, he played on the college baseball team, earning most valuable player honors in 1989.  After graduation, he lived in Uganda, and worked as a journalist throughout East Africa. Charley attended law school at Gonzaga University, graduating in 1996, cum laude.  While at Gonzaga, he was a member of the Law Review and served as Student Bar Vice President.  Charley joined Hornecker Cowling in 1997 and became a partner in 2002.