About Charlie Arrowood

Charlie Arrowood (they/them) is Senior Counsel to the Richard C. Failla LGBTQ Commission for the NYS Courts.

Most recently, Charlie served as Name Change Project Counsel at the Transgender Legal Defense & Education Fund (TLDEF), where they managed the Name Change Project's advocacy efforts and provided technical assistance to TLDEF's pro bono partners. They also provided name and document change assistance to transgender New Yorkers through their private practice.


Charlie is a former Commissioner on the Richard C. Failla LGBTQ Commission of the New York State Courts, former Chair of the LGBTQ Committee of the Nassau County Bar Association, and a board member at Gender Equality NY. Charlie is also the recipient of the LGBT Bar Association of New York’s 2021 Community Excellence Award and was named one of the National LGBT Bar Association's 2021 Top 40 Lawyers Under 40. They are a parent of two and graduate of Tulane University (B.A. History, 2009) and New York Law School (2013).

Charlie's CV is available here.