Charles Lokey was a native of Atlanta and attended Georgia Tech where he obtained a B.S. in Chemical Engineering. After commanding a ship in the South Pacific in World War II, he obtained his law degree from the University of Georgia where he was elected to Phi Beta Kappa. He was President of the Atlanta Bar Association from 1964-1965 and an Assistant City of Atlanta Attorney from 1963-1978.
Charles was AV rated by Martindale-Hubbell. Like many lawyers of his generation, Charles tried numerous civil cases involving a variety of subjects. Later in his career, Charles developed a specialty in the representation of insurance agents. Notable cases in which he had represented insurance agents included Fregeau v. Hall, 196 Ga. App. 493 (396 SE2d 241)(1990); Atlanta Women’s Club v. Washburne, 207 Ga. App. 3 (427 SE2d 18)(1992); and Platanias v. Southeastern Fid. Ins. Co., 145 Ga. App. 576 (244 SE2d 105)(1978). Charles practice law with great vigor and tenacity until his eighties. He was a great student of the law and his many notebooks of legal cases would make Lexis and Westlaw jealous.
He was married and was the father of two children. Other than the practice of law, Charles had many diverse talents, which included gardening, woodworking, photography, and boating.