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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Former U-M Janitor Gets Prison Time In Child Slave Case

A former University of Michigan janitor has been sentenced to 11 years in prison, convicted of forcing children to work as slaves at his Ypsilanti home.

WWJ Newsradio 950–03/25/2013

DETROIT - APRIL 11:  Detroit mayor Kwame Kilpatrick attends a hearing in 36th District Court. (credit: Bill Pugliano/Getty Images)

Feds: Keep Kwame Kilpatrick Behind Bars

The U.S. Attorney’s office says ex-Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick should remain jailed until sentencing.

WWJ Newsradio 950–03/22/2013

Sandra Layne is seen in court on Dec. 6. (Credit: WWJ/Ron Dewey)

Will Jury Be Swayed By ‘Grandma Factor’ During Sandra Layne Trial?

Jury selection gets underway Monday in the murder trial involving Sandra Layne.

WWJ Newsradio 950–03/04/2013

Robert Davis. (WWJ: Amy E. Powers) File.

Is The Appointment Of An Emergency Financial Manager In Detroit Illegal?

Community activist Robert Davis believes the appointment of an emergency financial manager for Detroit would be illegal and Monday he plans on asking the Detroit City Council to review his finding and examine the possibility of a lawsuit.

WWJ Newsradio 950–03/04/2013

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Warren Mayor ‘Outraged’ At Rank On Forbes 2013 List Of America’s Most Miserable Cities

A new list from Forbes magazine ranks Detroit as the most miserable city in America. Warren was also ranked in the top 10 miserable places on that list — and the city’s outspoken mayor has a thing or two to say about that.

WWJ Newsradio 950–02/22/2013

Former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick (Credit: Bill Pugliano/Getty Images) FILE

Relative: Detroiters Brainwashed To Hate Kwame Kilpatrick, Who Wouldn’t Be On Trial If He Was White

“If Kwame Kilpatrick was white and his name was Kent Masters Kensington, he would not be on trial,” said Daniel Ferguson — Kilpatrick’s brother-in-law and Bobby Ferguson’s cousin.

WWJ Newsradio 950–02/21/2013

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Kilpatrick Verdict Is In: Not From Jury, But From Jury Watchers

“This jury has been very active,” Franks said. “(They have) asked the people to compare exhibits on the slides so they can compare information …The jury is very into the case. It’s perfect, I would think, for the prosecution.”

WWJ Newsradio 950–02/08/2013

(Police mug shot) Douglas Wolaver

Langton Weighs In On Butt-Dialing 911 Burglar

Officers on the scene found a forced open window, concluded there was a burglary in progress and quickly figured out the call came from the suspect himself, Douglas Wolaver, 40.

CBS Detroit–02/07/2013

James Brown appears in court with attorney Jeff Cojocar in 2012. (credit: Ron Dewey/WWJ Newsradio 950)

Charlie Langton: Murder Suspect May Have Sat On Victims

Pre-trial testimony indicates that a 6’10”, 350-pound man may have sat on and smothered two suspected escorts.

WWJ Newsradio 950–01/09/2013

Langton: Sperm Donor May Have To Pay Child Support

“So now because this was done kind of haphazardly, the court may order the donor to pay child support,” Langton said.

CBS Detroit–01/02/2013

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Author Says Black Liberalism, Kwanzaa, Are ‘Anti-God’

Swimp added that “no conservative” celebrates Kwanzaa, which he describes as an anti-God, anti-American celebration meant to distract black people from the true meaning of Christmas.

CBS Sports Radio 1270–12/28/2012

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Instagram Says It Owns Your Photos

“The Internet is the new public highway,” said WWJ legal analyst Charlie Langton. “This is a tech highway, you should have no expectation of privacy when you use Facebook.”

CBS Detroit–12/18/2012

Catherine Middleton arrives at The Goring Hotel after visiting Westminster Abbey on April 28, 2011 in London, England. With less than 24 hours to go final preparations for the wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton are in place.(Getty Images)

Middleton Nurse Suicide Brings Up Question: When Does A Prank Go Too Far?

Even if the call to Kate Middleton’s hospital room was legal overseas, Buck Head predicted the Australian DJs are “gone.” “There would be riots if they kept their job … There’s no way, I definitely think they’re gone,” he said.

CBS Sports Radio 1270–12/10/2012

This is a cropped version of the photo Wayne County Judge Wade McCree allegedly sent to women, including staffers. (Photo courtesy: MyFOX Detroit)

‘Shirtless Judge’ McCree Allegedly Impregnates Witness, Lets Her Decide Ex’s Sentence

Charlie Langton, 1270 Talk Radio host and WWJ’s legal analyst, said Judge Wade McCree could lose his job over the latest allegations.

CBS Sports Radio 1270–12/07/2012

Barack Obama (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Numbers Show Obama Didn’t Need Detroit, Consultant Says

Steve Hood said: “If all of Detroit had stayed home, Mr. Obama would have still won the state.”

CBS Sports Radio 1270–12/06/2012

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Ex-Detroit Mayor Ordered To State Court Next Week

Ex-Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick must meet with Judge Groner to discuss restitution and sales of his book.

WWJ Newsradio 950–12/05/2012

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Was Poor Restaurant Service For Bing’s Ex-Spokeswoman Karen Dumas Racist?

“You don’t know what it’s like to be singled out for color if it’s never happened to you,” Karen Dumas told Charlie Langton.

CBS Sports Radio 1270–12/05/2012

Banika Jones and D’Andre Lane, parents of 2-year-old Bianca Jones, missing since Dec. 2, 2011. (WWJ Photo, File)

Bianca Jones’ Mother Cries Racism In Baby’s Dad’s Conviction

“There was even a point in the trial where the prosecutor pointed at Mr. Lane and myself and said, ‘Look at these people, and look what kind of people these people are,'” Banica Jones said.

CBS Sports Radio 1270–12/04/2012

Shoplifting Expected To Spike This Holiday Season

“It can be as simple as people feeling pressured to buy things they can’t afford or being too impatient to wait in line,” Shulman said. But it can also be an addiction.

CBS Sports Radio 1270–12/04/2012

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Detroit Minister Calls Dave Bing A ‘House You-Know-What’ In Radio Interview

Shabazz was on the panel with “Deadline Detroit” writer Jeff Wattrick to discuss Detroit’s finances and whether there’s any way out of the cycle of debt and dysfunction. Shabazz said Bing’s leadership is entirely to blame for all the city’s woes.

CBS Sports Radio 1270–11/30/2012

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Texans’ Schaub Sore With Suh, Wasn’t Wearing A Cup

Charlie Langton and Detroit Lions Sideline Reporter and WWJ Sports Anchor Tony Ortiz discuss why Houston Texans quarterback Matt Schaub was so mad about Ndamukong Suh’s leg kick. Apparently, Schaub plays without a cup.

CBS Sports Radio 1270–11/28/2012

Brian Banks (Campaign Photo)

New State Rep. Banks Said He Never Hid Felonious Past

“I think at the end of the day, we’re supposed to live in a world, a society that believes in rehabilitation,” Banks said.

CBS Sports Radio 1270–11/08/2012

LAS VEGAS - DECEMBER 10:  The Insane Clwon Posse attends the 2003 Billboard Music Awards at the MGM Grand Garden Arena December 10, 2003 in Las Vegas, Nevada.  The 14th annual ceremony airs live tonight on FOX 8:00-10:00 PM ET Live/PT.  (Photo by Carlo Allegri/Getty Images)

ICP Sues To Force FBI To Explain Gang Label On Juggalos

He added Juggalos have lost custody of their kids, been detained in separate jail cells, been pulled over because of ICP bumper stickers, photographed and put into local police gang databases.

CBS Detroit–10/31/2012

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Where Are Michigan’s Most Haunted Spots?

Bev Rydel and Kat Tedsen, authors of “Haunted Travels of Michigan,” stopped by the Charlie Langton morning show on Talk Radio 1270 to answer that question.

CBS Sports Radio 1270–10/31/2012

SALEM, MA - OCTOBER 27:  Costumed people dressed as witches walk though the street next to the old Town Hall as they visit the town where, back in 1692, witch trials took place, October 27, 2005  in Salem, Massachusetts. Thousands of tourists come to attend the large Halloween festival.  (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Wiccan Priestess: Veil Thin Between Living, Dead On Halloween

She said she feels her deceased mother’s presence more strongly on Halloween. “I also feel the spirits of who have passed on, that are kind of free to roam on that day, it’s kind of their get of of jail free card.”

CBS Sports Radio 1270–10/31/2012

ST ETIENNE, FRANCE:  US Frankie Andreu leads a breakaway group 08 March 2000 during the fourth stage of the Paris-Nice race between Trevoux and St Etienne.  Andreu is third in the overall classification. (IMAGE ELECTRONIQUE) (PATRICK KOVARIK/AFP/Getty Images)

Dearborn Cyclist Helped Bring Down Lance Armstrong

Frankie Andreu said: “Lance was very vindictive in attacking my wife and I … I’m not the traitor, I’m not a rat.”

CBS Sports Radio 1270–10/30/2012

Ndomukong Suh, Det. Lions Defensive Tackle at the Detroit Medical Center's Rehabilitation Institute of Michigan where he discussed his support of the facility's wheelchair sports program. (WWJ Photo/Pat Sweeting)

Man Recalls Suh Encounter After Accident: ‘I Advise You To Leave, Now’

Steve Vines recalling what a Ndamunkong Suh said to him outside the Detroit Lions’ Allen Park practice facility, “I don’t give a blank what the cops said. I’m telling you — I’m advising you to leave now!”

CBS Sports Radio 1270–10/15/2012

Jimmy Hoffa. (File Photo)

Feds Spend Hundreds Of Thousands On Hoffa Search, New Dig Happens Friday

The 2006 Milford farm dig alone cost $250,000, sources said.

CBS Sports Radio 1270–09/27/2012

(Photo: Florence Walton, WWJ) DMC CEO Mike Duggan discusses a bid for Detroit mayor.

Running For Mayor, Duggan Doesn’t Feel Safe In Detroit

“Peoples’ expectations are so beaten down, people think this is just the way things have to be. They don’t have to be like this,” Mike Duggan said.

CBS Sports Radio 1270–09/27/2012

Voting machines in Florida (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Macomb County Clerk Objects To Citizenship Box Check-Off

Sabaugh visited the Charlie Langton Talk Radio 1270 show this week to explain why she’s defying Michigan Secretary of State Ruth Johnson, who added the citizenship check-off box on the form.

CBS Detroit–09/19/2012

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