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Charles B. Upton II

Practice areas:

Business, Real Estate

    Practice Areas

    Licensed since 2007

    1. Business: 75%
    2. Real Estate: 25%

    Attorney Endorsements

    9 total 

    • Adam Patrick Rodrigue

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      Adam Rodrigue Criminal Defense Attorney
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    FLMember in Good Standing200708/12/2015

    Professional Misconduct

    We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

    Avvo Contributions

    Legal Answers


    Award NameGrantorDate Granted
    AV Peer Review RatingMartindale-Hubbell2014
    Who’s Who Among Executives & ProfessionalsWho's Who2014
    Superb 10/10Avvo2014
    Top Lawyers in FloridaThe Legal Network2014
    Top Rated Lawyer in Appellate LawAmerican Lawyer Media2014
    Who’s Who Among Executives & ProfessionalsWho's Who2013
    Top Lawyers in FloridaThe Legal Network2013
    Top Rated Lawyer in Appellate LawAmerican Lawyer Media2013
    Superb 10/10Avvo2013
    AV Peer Review RatingMartindale-Hubbell2013
    Top Rated Lawyer in Appellate LawAmerican Lawyer Media2012
    Who’s Who Among Executives & ProfessionalsWho's Who2012
    AV Peer Review RatingMartindale-Hubbell2012
    Top Lawyers in FloridaThe Legal Network2012
    Superb 10/10Avvo2012
    Kentucky ColonelGovernor Steve Beshear2008
    Gardner W. Beckett, Jr. Civil Rights & Civil Liberties AwardACLU2006
    William F. Blews Pro Bono Service AwardStetson University College of Law2006
    Book Award, Constitutional LitigationStetson University College of Law2006
    Book Award, Law & EconomicsStetson University College of Law2006
    Book Award, Appellate PracticeStetson University College of Law2005

    Work Experience

    TitleCompany NameDuration
    Managing PartnerUpton Law Firm, P.L.2010 - Present
    General CounselFlorida Department of State2010 - 2011
    Assistant Attorney GeneralOffice of the Florida Attorney General2007 - 2010
    Law ClerkUnited States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit2006 - 2007


    Association NamePosition NameDuration
    The Florida Bar, Trial Lawyers SectionMember2012 - Present
    Florida Bar, Judicial Independence CommitteeMember2009 - Present
    Stetson Lawyers' Association, Advisory CouncilMember2008 - Present
    The Florida Bar, Appellate Practice SectionMember2007 - Present
    Attorney General’s 287(g) Working GroupGeneral Counsel2007 - 2008
    American Bar AssociationMember2004 - Present


    Publication NameTitleDate
    Tampa Bay TimesSolving the speech debate2013
    The Record, Journal of the Appellate Practice and Advocacy Section (Florida Bar)The Office of the Florida Solicitor General: an Appellate Lawyer’s Field of Dreams2010
    Tallahassee DemocratCourt has your Second Amendment rights directly in its cross hairs2008
    University of Florida Journal of Law and Public PolicyThe Freedom of Speech2008
    Florida Times UnionDo not usurp parents’ rights2008
    Tallahassee DemocratWill court decide 2008 election, too?2007
    Brigham Young University Education and Law JournalDean v. Utica Community Schools: An Arrow through the Heart of School Administrative Control Over Student Expression in School Newspapers2006


    School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
    Stetson University College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2006
    University of TennesseePolitical ScienceBA - Bachelor of Arts2000

    Speaking Engagements

    Conference NameTitleDate
    Federal & State Redistricting SeminarRedistricting2013
    Federal Judicial ClerkshipsFederal Judicial Clerkships2012
    Federal and State ClerkingJudicial Clerkships2009
    Obtaining a Judicial ClerkshipJudicial Clerkships2008