Charles German was appointed Co-General Counsel of the Stowers Group of Companies in 2020. Before joining Stowers, German was a founding shareholder of the law firm of German May PC. As a trial lawyer, his primary practice areas have been internal and governmental investigations, corporate governance, biotech, capital markets, and professional liability. German served as outside independent counsel for BioMed Valley Discoveries from 2018 to 2019, and is an adjunct professor of corporate litigation at the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law.
German earned a BA from Drury University and a JD from the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Law, and served as the law clerk for Honorable William R. Collinson of the Western District of Missouri. German has served as a director and board chair at The Midwest Innocence Project and the Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association. He was a founder and chair of the Kansas City Metropolitan Homelessness Task Force, a multi-disciplinary, inter-governmental entity that is now a permanent section of the Mid-America Regional Council. He has also been a board member of Drury University and of the Missouri Lawyers Trust Account Foundation. Past awards include the LAWMO Coburn Community Service Award, the KCMBA Deans of the Trial Bar, KCMO Legal Leader of the Year, Missouri Lawyers Media ICON Award, and the Downtown Council Urban Hero Award.