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Charles Babcock

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Charles L. "Chip" Babcock is a trial and appellate attorney who has handled some of the most high-profile litigation matters in recent memory. His practice focuses on civil trials, arbitration, commercial litigation, bet-the-company litigation, and intellectual property matters, with particular expertise in media and First Amendment litigation. Over the course of his career, Chip has represented Fortune 500 clients, both as plaintiffs and defendants, and has tried over 100 jury cases. Chip has tried highly publicized cases such as Turner v. Dolcefino, which was covered gavel to gavel for nine weeks on CourtTV (now TruTV); Texas Beef v. Oprah Winfrey, which was litigated for six weeks in Amarillo, Texas, and concerned the popular talk show host’s statements about “mad cow” disease; and Knight v. The Chicago Tribune, a case tried in Cook County, Illinois, involving a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist defendant and his highly acclaimed series about prosecutorial misconduct.

Professional Memberships

American College of Trial Lawyers, Fellow; International Academy of Trial Lawyers, Fellow; American Board of Trial Advocates, Fellow; and Litigation Counsel of America, Fellow.


J.D., Brown University School of Law; A.B., Brown University.