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In 1965, when I was 10 years of age, my family came to Brevard County.  My father was a space industry engineer employed at Kennedy Space Center.  My mother had a long career with the Brevard County School Board.  I, along with my sister and brother,attended Brevard County public schools.  Ultimately I graduated from UCF (B.A. 1978) and FSU (J.D., with Honors 1981) Law School.  Before becoming a lawyer I worked at the Kennedy Space Center center, including working with the shuttle program.  I have been active in the Brevard County Bar Association (former President) and was appointed by Governor Charlie Crist to serve our community as a Trustee to Brevard Community College.  I was recently reappointed to this position by Governor Rick Scott.  I truly enjoy working in and serving our Brevard County Community.  


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Practice areas


  1. Car Accidents: 40%
    34 years
  2. Motorcycle Accident: 20%
    34 years
  3. Defective and Dangerous Products: 10%
    27 years
  4. Wrongful Death: 10%
    34 years
  5. Other: 20%
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  • Ernest C. Wright

    I endorse this lawyer. Steve is one of those attorneys perfectly suited to his chosen field in the legal profession. He has an in depth knowledge of personal injury law and has a state wide reputation as a talented, high energy attorney who gets results. Steve fights for his clients and always gives 100%. I recommend him without reservation.


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  • Coleman Peter Hengesbach

    I endorse this lawyer. A well respected lawyer in the legal community.


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Contact info

2285 W Eau Gallie Blvd
Melbourne, FL, 329353184

Charpentier Law Firm, P.A.

2285 W Eau Gallie Blvd
Melbourne, FL, 32935

Charpentier Law Firm, P.A.

Washington Ave.
Titusville, FL, 32780



NYDue to reregister within 30 days of birthday 200403/13/2015
DCActive 200305/24/2015
FLMember in Good Standing198109/08/2015
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
MemberMulti-Million Dollar Advocates Forum2015
MemberMillion Dollar Advocates Forum2015
Professionalism AwardBrevard County Bar Association2013
President's Award for Most Outstanding Bar PresidentThe Florida Council of Bar Association Presidents2012
Bronze Eagle AwardFlorida Justice Association2011
Crystal Eagle AwardFlorida Justice Association2011
Florida Legal EliteFlorida Trend Magazine2010
Florida Legal EliteFlorida Trend Magazine2009
Florida Legal EliteFlorida Trend Magazine2008
Legislative Shoe Leather AwardFlorida Justice Association (Academy of Florida Trial Lawyers)2008
Bronze EagleFlorida Justice Association (Academy of Florida Trial Lawyers)2001
Silver EagleFlorida Justice Association (Academy of Florida Trial Lawyers)2000
Eagle TalonFlorida Justice Association (Academy of Florida Trial Lawyers)1990
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerCharpentier Law Firm, P.A.2008 - Present
PartnerChildress & Charpentier, P.A.1989 - 2008
PartnerTrachtman, Henderson, Childress, Charpentier, & Wright, P.A.1984 - 1989
AssociateLaw Offices of Richard A. Manzo1981 - 1984
Association namePosition nameDuration
Florida Justice AssociationFellow2013 - Present
Eastern Florida State CollegeTrustee-Vice Chair2013 - 2014
The Florida Council of Bar Association PresidentsLife Member2012 - Present
Eastern Florida State CollegeChairman Board of Trustees2010 - 2011
18th Circuit Judicial Nominating CommitteeVice-Chair2009 - 2011
Eastern Florida State CollegeTrustee- Vice Chair2008 - 2009
Central Florida Trial Lawyers AssociationMember2008 - 2008
Inns of Court, Brevard CountyPast President2008 - 2009
Brevard County Source of SafetyBoard Member2007 - Present
Brevard Bar FoundationPast President2006 - 2008
Florida Justice Association (Academy of Florida Trial Lawyers)Chair Nursing Home Task Force, Past Board Member2001 - 2004
Brevard County Bar Association, Grievance CommitteeChair1998 - 1999
Florida Justice AssociationMember1986 - Present
American Association for JusticeMember1983 - Present
Brevard County Bar AssociationPast President1982 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Beebe v. American Ambassador Casualty Company, 659 So.2d 701 (Fla. 5th DCA 1991)Decision extending Underinsured Motorists Coverage
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Florida State University College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor, with Honors1981
University of Central FloridaN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts1978
Eastern Florida State CollegeN/AA.A.1976
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
BCC Board of Trustees PresentationBCC DSO Relationships2010
Various SeminarsVarious Topics over the past 20 yearsN/A