Charlie Langton

Charlie-LangtonMy real job is an attorney. I have been practicing law for nearly 25 years, have my own law firm, and have tried many cases in multiple areas of law. Some people might call me an ambulance chaser, as I handle a lot of car accidents, workers’ compensation cases, slips and falls and dog bites. Basically when somebody gets injured, that’s when they call me. I have also represented many criminal cases and actually find the criminal cases to be more interesting than the civil cases. Criminals just have so many more stories to tell.

The law has always been a part of my family. My father was an attorney until his retirement about 15 years ago. I remember, as a little kid, watching him spread out an entire file after dinner, going over the legal issues or arguing with him about the facts of the case. Obviously, joining the debate team at Notre Dame High School seemed to be a natural for me. It wasn’t until college that I slightly changed my interests.

I was a theater major at Kalamazoo College. I won the Best Supporting Actor award for my role as the dirty old man in William Inge’s play, “Picnic.” It obviously took a lot of hard work to portray that role. After graduating from the Detroit College of Law, I wanted to combine my legal training with my performing interests. When I was asked to host the Macomb County Bar Association’s cable television program, I knew I was up to the challenge. I had the opportunity to get one-on-one interviews with people like Rosa Parks, Johnnie Cochran, Charlton Heston, and even Barney the Dinosaur. I wanted to make broadcasting more than just a hobby. So, after ten years of practicing law, I enrolled at Specs Howard School of Broadcast Arts.

After graduating number one in my Specs class, I was offered a job at WYUR-AM 1310 hosting a political-legal talk show from noon to one, Monday through Friday. Although the ratings were pretty good, the station eventually folded. I then went to WXYT-AM 1270 where I hosted a talk show Monday through Friday from 9 to 11 at night until the station flipped formats. It was at that time I knew that a career in broadcasting was definitely in my blood.

I have enjoyed some success in broadcasting. I won four Emmys and three Wade McCree Jr. awards for excellence in legal journalism presented by the State Bar of Michigan. I have been honored by the Macomb County Bar Association for outstanding service and have been asked to speak at various legal and charitable events, as well as moderate numerous political debates.

What you may not know about me is that I helped designed the Michigan quarter, am a big collector of Michigan art, a huge Beatles fan, attended the Detroit Tigers fantasy camp and can’t get enough of chocolate milkshakes! I am also honored to serve as a trustee at the Michigan State University College of Law.

You can hear Charlie Langton on-air as the WWJ Newsradio 950 legal analyst.

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Macomb County Looking At Sweep Of Parents Owing Child Support

Attention for those who owe child support in Macomb County — you could be getting a visit from the Sheriff.

CBS Detroit–09/21/2015

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Brightmoor Resident Shames Alleged Dumpers, Prostitutes And Johns On YouTube

Jonathan Pommerville lives in Brightmoor on Detroit’s nortwest side. Some say it’s one of the most dangerous neighborhoods in the city. With a cell phone camera and the volunteers of Northwest Brightmoor Renaissance he hopes to clean up his street.


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Chase ATM Theft Foiled When Stolen Truck Gets Stuck

“Whoever did this, which is stupid… Like, guys, wake up!”

WWJ Newsradio 950–04/30/2015

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Lawmaker Recommends Taking Money Earmarked For Accident Victims To Fix Michigan Roads

One Michigan lawmaker says he has a “Plan B” to fix Michigan’s roads that does not involve a tax increase.

WWJ Newsradio 950–03/23/2015


Fire At Apartment In Harrison Township Injures At Least 5 People

The fire broke out at the Brittany Park Apartments early Monday morning.

WWJ Newsradio 950–01/05/2015

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Gas Prices Drop Below $2 A Gallon At Stations Across Metro Detroit

The price of gas is lower than it has been in about five years in metro Detroit.

WWJ Newsradio 950–12/22/2014

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Firefighters Rescue Window Washer Hanging Upside Down Off Side Of Building

“Essentially they showed up in a timely fashion and saved the guy’s life today.”


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Sex Assault Charges Reinstated Against Ex-Detroit Tigers Pitcher Evan Reed

Former Detroit Tigers pitcher Evan Reed is once again facing sexual assault charges.

WWJ Newsradio 950–11/21/2014

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“What Kind Of Defense Can They Use?” Says Utash In Letter To Court Before Defendants’ Sentencing

The beating left Utash in the hospital for six weeks, suffering from severe head injuries.

WWJ Newsradio 950–07/07/2014

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West Michigan Man Seeks Funds To Fix His ‘100-Pound Scrotum’

“You know, it’s a lot of weight to support like…in that area.”

WWJ Newsradio 950–06/25/2014