Born in 1946, Mr. Johnson grew up in Westport, CT and received his secondary school education from the Choate School in Wallingford, CT. After studying Economics and obtaining his B.A. from Cornell University in Ithaca, NY, he joined the U.S.Army and served from 1968 to 1970. After a short hiatus, he then attended California Western School of Law in San Diego, CA, and graduated cum laude in 1977.
Mr. Johnson joined the California Bar in 1977, and worked with the Law Firm of Freeman & Gruber in San Diego for the next three years. After marrying in 1980, he and his wife moved to Alexandria, VA, where Mr. Johnson attended Georgetown University Law Center. He received his Master of Laws in Taxation degree in 1981, and joined the Washington, DC Bar in 1982.
Charles joined the Connecticut Bar in 1983, and moved back to Westport, opening a solo practice in 1984. While living in Bridgeport and working in Westport, Mr. Johnson met Peter Ottomano, and the two opened a new practice in Westport on July 1, 1987.
The Johnsons moved to Fairfield in 1989. The continuing vitality of the partnership (now Ottomano & Johnson LLC) reflects the level of collaborative support that has existed between the partners for the past 26 and more years.
Currently, Charles maintains an office at his Fairfield residence, is listed as "of Counsel" to the firm, and can be reached directly at (203) 259-5646.