Charles W. (Chas) Coltrane is a member of the Greensboro law firm of Coltrane & Overfield, PLLC, where he practices family law and serves as a mediator for family law cases. Mr. Coltrane has been a Board Certified Specialist in Family Law in North Carolina since 1996; and he was a member of the Family Law Specialization Committee of the North Carolina State Bar from 2007 through 2012, being the Chair of such a Committee from 2009 through 2012. He received the 2011 Howard L. Gum Service Award from the North Carolina State Bar in recognition of his outstanding dedication and service to the Family Law Specialization Committee.
In 2012, Mr. Coltrane was designated and elected as a Fellow in the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers. In North Carolina, Mr. Coltrane has been elected to Business North Carolina magazine's "Legal Elite" for the years 2007-2013 in the area of family law; he has been selected for inclusion in North Carolina Super Lawyers magazine for the years 2008-2013 in the area of family law; and he has been selected for inclusion in the 2008-2013 editions of "The Best Lawyers in America" in the specialty of Family Law and Family Law Mediation.
Mr. Coltrane was the Chair of the Family Law Council of the Family Law Section of North Carolina Bar Association from 2001-2002, having previously served on the Family Law Council, and he served on or chaired several committees of the Family Law Council, most recently chairing the Alimony Committee from 2008-2012. From 1992 through 2012, he has been a volunteer presenter for the "Parenting Under Two Roofs" program and its predecessor programs for the Family Life Council of Greater Greensboro (having also served on its Board). He has been a lecturer for continuing legal education courses for both the North Carolina Bar Foundation and Wake Forest University School of Law.
Born in High Point, North Carolina, he received his B.S. degree in Business Administration (finance concentration) from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1985 and his J.D. degree from Wake Forest University School of Law in 1990. While in law school, he served on the Moot Court Board and the Wake Forest Law Review editorial staff. He became a member of the North Carolina State Bar in 1990 and a member of the Georgia State Bar in 1991 (currently maintaining an inactive status in Georgia).