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Charles Buist

Personal injury Attorney at Orlando, FL

5.0   21 reviews
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  • State Years
    Georgia - GA 1 year
    Florida - FL 3 years
    North Carolina - NC 5 years
    South Carolina - SC 6 years
    Oregon - OR 3 years
    Wyoming - WY 4 years
    Colorado - CO 4 years
  • Licensed for 1 year
    State GA
    Acquired 2022
    Status
    Active Member in Good Standing No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 3 years
    State FL
    Acquired 2020
    Status
    Member in Good Standing No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 5 years
    State NC
    Acquired 2019
    Status
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 6 years
    State SC
    Acquired 2017
    Status
    Good Standing No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 3 years
    State OR
    Acquired 2020
    Status
    Inactive No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 4 years
    State WY
    Acquired 2019
    Status
    Inactive No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 4 years
    State CO
    Acquired 2019
    Status
    Inactive No misconduct found

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

About Charles

Learn Charles’s areas of practice.

5
Practice areas
  1. Personal injury
    30%
    General personal injury, dental malpractice, medical malpractice, premises liability, slip and fall, trip and fall, negligent security, dog bite, animal attacks

  2. Car accident
    15%

  3. Slip and fall accident
    15%

  4. Trucking accident
    15%

  5. Medical malpractice
    10%

  6. Wrongful death
    10%

  7. Animal and dog bites
    5%

CHARLES IS AN ATTORNEY LICENSED IN FL, GA, SC AND NC. HIS PRIMARY FOCUS IS PERSONAL INJURY AND WRONGFUL DEATH CASES.

Charles is licensed to practice in FL, GA, SC and NC. Before going into private practice, Charles clerked for two federal judges. Charles started out clerking for Judge Joseph F. Anderson, Jr. at the United States District Court in Columbia, SC. Thereafter, Charles clerked for Judge David R. Duncan at the United States Bankruptcy Court in Columbia, SC.

Early in Charles' personal injury career, he focused on dental malpractice cases. Charles' father is a renowned dentist and implant surgeon and is a professor at multiple dental schools in the US. Growing up, Charles worked in his father's dental practice and assisted in surgical procedures. Thus, Charles' knowledge in the field of dentistry aided his early years in personal injury law. 

Now, Spetsas Buist PLLC handles all types of personal injury and wrongful death cases in Florida, Georgia, South Carolina, and North Carolina.

Awards

Client's Choice 2023,2022
Client's Choice
2023 2022

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Reviews

5.0 / 5.0
  21 customer reviews
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Client's Choice 2023
Client's Choice
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Posted by Mark | December 6, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Very pleased
My experience with Charles can be summed up as honest,efficient,courteous and thorough. From the first encounter he listened patiently and answered all my questions. He was clear and concise. His predicted timeline was spot on. Any decisions I had to make along the way were guided by his advice but only after listening closely to my position. He was also available by email or his personal phone number through the entire process. In short I can't think of any way to improve my experience with wading through the legal process of personal injury
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Posted by Sandy | August 11, 2022
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Absolute Amazing
From my first conversation with Charles I felt like my case and my experience was a priority. He reached out within hours of me leaving information, he listened, he asked questions and he pulled his partner in and jumped head first in my case. He stayed in contact, he explained laws and ways to move forward. I was rippled with anxiety and desperation and he was able to provide peace. I can never thank him enough for caring.
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Posted by Jerry | March 3, 2022
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
A really great lawyer and person
I recently consulted with Charles Buist and found him to be the most caring, kindest and thoughtful attorney's I have ever spoken with. He was knowledgeable and helpful and I would highly recommend him. To my surprise, Mr. Buist called me a few weeks later to see how I was doing.
Posted by Aiesha | March 5, 2024
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Aiesha Minor
They really took good care of me. Communicated frequently during the week and answered all my concerns. They got me more than I expected!
Posted by Gabriel | March 1, 2024
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best lawyer
Best lawyer in town. Would recommend for any dental malpractice. They handled my case professionally and quick got me enough money to pay for all my surgeries and still had enough for myself. Would recommend Charlie Buist to handle your case!
Posted by Aline | December 21, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great service!
I can't thank enough them for all the support I received from the whole team, but specially Charles. They took their time to actually listen to me and my concerns and solve my case quickly. Also, it was always easy to contact them and set up appoints every time I needed. I highly recommend Spetsas Buist law firm.
Posted by Nick | September 1, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great Firm
Great experience working with this firm. Highly recommend them to anyone. Very professional.
Posted by anonymous | August 28, 2023
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Lawyer
Great experience. These lawyers will talk with you and help you. They are the best!
Posted by anonymous | August 16, 2023
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
One of a Kind Attorney!
Charles is awesome. Not only does he have extensive (and impressive) academic and professional expertise under his belt, he’s also just a very personable and trustworthy guy! He walked me through the whole process of my case and was eager to help me however he could.
Posted by anonymous | August 10, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great!
Great experience working with this firm. Highly recommend. These folks care, and if they can’t help you, they’ll get you a referral to someone who can.
Posted by anonymous | August 4, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Highly recommend!
Great experience working with this law firm and Charles. These lawyers care, and will talk with you and help you.
Posted by anonymous | July 27, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Amazing experience!
Charles was so easy to work with and I’m so grateful for his expertise. I would recommend Spetsas Buist and Charles specifically to anyone!
Posted by Tanya | December 23, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
I needed help!
I needed a dental lawyer quickly. I was asked a few questions concerning my case. It was determined that I had a strong case. Charles Buist always kept me informed throughout the process. I provided him with any information that he requested quickly. He explained the next part of the process clearly and patiently. Charles Buist always displayed empathy throughout the entire challenging process of my case. In order to be a fantastic lawyer you must be deliberate, qualified, humble, patient, and be able to understand your client’s challenges. It is a juggling act trying to meet your client’s needs. Clients have different personalities and various educational levels, which makes it difficult to please everyone. Charles Buist is able to embrace the role of an attorney and meet his client’s needs. I can truly say that he is an outstanding lawyer. You will be a part of a winning team.
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Posted by Charles R. | December 22, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Charles Buist and his firm gave me justice, I strongly recommend you hire him.
Charles and his partner at Spetsas Buist PLLC advised me and guided me through my claim. Their skills prevailed and we settled out of court. Thanks to Spetsas Buist PLLC I received fair justice. I strongly recommend you retain them if you find yourself in a bad situation. This is the firm to hire if you want just settlement. I believe they recovered top dollar for me.
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Posted by Vicki C. | November 10, 2022
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
"The Florida Personal Injury Attorney"
Charles Buist is a Florida personal injury attorney. Charles was prompt in taking my phone call. Charles heard my case completely prior to advising me the direction I should go. Charles has a unique family background that lends to his expertise. If you call Charles, you have found an experienced tempered professional. 5 stars!!
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Posted by Aidaelina | November 10, 2022
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Mr. Buist was amazing! Extremely nice and knowledgeable.
Mr. Buist explain the whole process and was very detailed about patients rights. Will recommend him to anyone who needs a good lawyer!
Posted by Britney | September 14, 2022
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
So helpful and resourceful
Charles Buist was so helpful! I cant say enough good things about him and this firm. He is definitely not just out to get as much money as he can from you. He found me a solution that cost me nothing but will get me the results I was hoping for! He is honest about your options and the cost to you if you pursue them. So glad I reached out!
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Posted by Taylor | June 15, 2022
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Exceptional Service!
Charles was very detailed and compassionate as I described my issues and concerns. Even when he couldn't help, he chose to remain on the consult to ensure I was linked to needed information. The level of professionalism was exceptional! Thanks Charles for pointing me in the right direction-
Posted by MPP | June 9, 2022
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
My go to!
I can appreciate when someone can be candid about situations and does not beat around the bush. Charles thank you for sharing your expertise and knowledge with me for being there when I have needed you the most. Your above and beyond, will make your business continue to expand! Thank you, thank you, thank you!
Posted by Brian | February 9, 2022
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Attorney Brian Mickelsen
Charles Buist is an excellent attorney and a class act. Adding Charles to your trial team adds immense value to your case. I highly recommend Charles for any personal injury/wrongful death case.
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AVVO RATING 8.2 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Buist Law Firm LLC
  • 2020 - 2022
  • Clerk for the Honorable David R. Duncan
  • United States Bankruptcy Court, District of South Carolina
  • 2018 - 2020
  • Clerk for the Honorable Joseph F. Anderson, Jr.
  • United States District Court, District of South Carolina
  • 2017 - 2018
  • Dental Assistant
  • Island Implants Dentistry
  • 2004 - 2012
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Education

  • University of South Carolina
  • MBA - Master of Business Administration
  • 2017
  • University of South Carolina School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2016
  • Vermont Law School
  • MELP - Master of Environmental Law and Policy
  • 2016

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Pedestrian Accident in Orlando
  • Policy Limits

Associations

  • State Bar of Georgia
  • Member
  • 2022 - Present
  • Florida Bar
  • Member
  • 2020 - Present
  • North Carolina State Bar
  • Member
  • 2019 - Present
  • South Carolina Bar
  • Member
  • 2017 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Client's Choice
  • Avvo
  • 2022
  • CALI Award for Criminal Procedure
  • The Center for Computer-Assisted Legal Instruction
  • 2015
  • CALI Award for Advanced Legal Writing
  • The Center for Computer-Assisted Legal Instruction
  • 2015
  • CALI Award for Federal Income Taxation
  • The Center for Computer-Assisted Legal Instruction
  • 2014
  • CALI Award for Legal Research, Analysis & Writing
  • The Center for Computer-Assisted Legal Instruction
  • 2013
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Publications

  • Amazon Publishing
  • How to Crush Law School
  • 2020

Speaking Engagements

  • Motor Vehicle Accident - Car vs. Pedestrian
  • Motor Vehicle Accident - Car vs. Pedestrian
  • 2023
  • Symposium 2021
  • Advanced MRI Approach to mTBI
  • 2022
  • Premises Liability - Trip and Fall on Stairs
  • Premises Liability - Trip and Fall on Stairs
  • 2022
  • Maritime/Admiralty - Jet Ski Rental Accident
  • Maritime/Admiralty - Jet Ski Rental Accident
  • 2022
  • Florida Justice Association
  • Winning Pre Trial Discovery: What I Wish I Had Known Early In My Practice
  • 2022
  • 2022 Secrets of Successful Personal Injury Practice
  • 2022 Secrets of Successful Personal Injury Practice
  • 2022
  • Put Some Bite in Your Practice: The Basics of Dental Malpractice Claims
  • Put Some Bite in Your Practice: The Basics of Dental Malpractice Claims
  • 2021
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Attorney endorsements

Received (7)
Given (22)
Endorse Charles
Personal injury Attorney | Feb 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Buist is a knowledgeable and resourceful attorney who goes to lengths to serve his clients. I recommend him for your case."
Personal injury Attorney | Feb 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I met Charles in Law School, he was brilliant then. If I had a personal injury case, a slip and fall, definitely if I was in a car wreck, I would call Charles. He is smart and capable and fair. He would be my go to."
Personal injury Attorney | Feb 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Charles is an honest, hardworking, and down-to-earth attorney that puts the needs of his clients before his own."
Personal injury Attorney | Feb 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Feb 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Charles is thorough, compassionate, and a strong advocate for his clients."
Personal injury Attorney | Feb 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Charlie is a great lawyer and person. He cares about his clients, is knowledge, and professional. Anyone who needed help with personal injury litigation would be in excellent hands with him."
Personal injury Attorney | Feb 04
Relationship: Co-worker
"Charles is one of the most knowledgable attorneys that I have had the pleasure of working with. I would recommend Charles to anyone looking for legal advice or representation."
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Orlando Personal injury Lawyer Charles Buist
Charles Buist
Personal injury Attorney
Orlando, FL
Licensed for 6 years
Virtual consultation available