Charles Pulaski earned bachelor's and legal degrees from Yale. He was a member of the faculty at University of Iowa College of Law from 1972 to 1980. His area of teaching and research was criminal law and procedure. After leaving Iowa Law, he joined the law faculty at Arizona State University, where his teaching and research focus was tax law. In 1986. Professor Pulaski returned to private practice, where he focused on tax law. He was an active member of the Phoenix community until his death in 2012.