President, Lane Powell, PC


Charles Riley Jr. is President of Lane Powell PC, following an eight-year term as the Firm's Vice President. During his term as President, he also maintains an active practice as a trusts and estates attorney. He is a Washington Super Lawyer and the 2013 Seattle Lawyer of the Year in Trusts and Estates. 

Lane Powell has a variety of diversity efforts, including a minority summer clerkship program and an annual diversity scholarship. The firm names LCLD as an important part of its diversity commitment, with participation in Scholars, Fellows, and Mentoring programs. Lane Powell was named an LCLD Most Active Member Law Firm in 2015 and 2016. 

Joined LCLD 2011

Highlights of LCLD Participation 

Fellows Program
Hosted Leadership Lunch (2013)
Fellows nominated: 
2017: David Howenstine; 2016: Julie Engbloom; 2015: William W. Lin; 2014: Jill R. Long; 2013: Stephanie Stephens

Pathfinder Program
Pathfinders selected:
2017: Kristin Beneski, Ruth Johnson; 2016: Carson Cooper, Cozette Tran-Caffee

1L LCLD Scholars Program
Scholars hosted:
2017: Michelle Saperstein; 2016: Madhura Panjini, Stephan Yhann; 2015: Bianca LaCaille, Apneet Sidhu, Beth St. Clair; 2014: Bernardo R. Cruz; 2013: Johnathan Chong; 2012: Andrea Canfield, Nancy Pham

Success in Law School Mentoring Program
Mentors provided: 2015, 2014, 2013

Annual Meeting (2016, 2015, 2014)
Leadership Summit (2017, 2016, 2015, 2014)


Member: Charles Riley Jr.

Diversity Professionals: Jill R. Long, Gail E. Mautner

Communications: Jennifer Castleberry