Dr. Charlotte Laws was born and raised in Atlanta, Georgia. She is an Every Way Woman co-host, author, columnist, weekly NBC commentator, non-profit president, Realtor, wife, mother, and former Los Angeles Commissioner, appointed by Mayor Villaraigosa.
Laws has been a guest on Larry King Live, Oprah Winfrey, The Late Show, Fox News, AM Los Angeles and over 100 TV and radio shows. Her syndicated articles have appeared in the Los Angeles Times, Newsweek, Special Report, E the Environmental Magazine, the LA Daily News, Publisher’s Weekly, The Globe, Counterpunch, Opinion Editorials, et al.
Laws is the author of the popular 1988 book, Meet the Stars, which advises the average person on how to promote a career, friendship, date or marriage with his or her favorite movie star, athlete, politician or millionaire. Laws has also authored several anthologies; and is currently completing an autobiography that will be released in late 2012 / early 2013.
Laws holds a Ph.D. in Social Ethics from the University of Southern California and completed postdoctoral study in Philosophy at Oxford University, England. Laws has two Master’s Degrees: in Social Ethics and Professional Writing. And she earned two BA Degrees: in Philosophy and Theatre. She completed doctoral graduate work at UCLA in Education.
Laws has experimented with numerous professions. She worked as a private investigator, cab driver, antique shop owner, aerobics instructor, actress, professional dancer, backup singer for an Elvis imitator, fashion designer and nurse. She was hired by the FBI in 2007 as a lecturer. Laws was elected into political office and served four terms on the Greater Valley Glen Council in Southern California; her proposals and resolutions were routinely forwarded to the LA City Council and to legislators in Sacramento. She ran on an unusual political platform: she claimed to represent all beings in her district rather than just the humans, whom she maintained were the elite.
Laws is the founder and president of two nonprofits: The Los Angeles Directors of Animal Welfare (DAW) and the League for Earth and Animal Protection (LEAP). Protecting animals is her foremost passion because she says animals are truly the voiceless and forgotten. Laws is the winner of the 2006 Los Angeles Animal Humanitarian Award.
Laws was adopted at birth and tracked down her birthparents in her mid-20’s; she met her siblings for the first time in October 2011.
Laws lives in Woodland Hills, California with her husband, 25 year old daughter, rescue dog and six rescue chickens.