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Charles W Smith

Workers compensation Attorney at Orlando, FL

5.0   15 reviews

also known as Chuck Smith

  • State Years
    Iowa - IA 12 years
    Dist. of Columbia - DC 25 years
    Florida - FL 27 years
  • Licensed for 12 years
    State IA
    Acquired 2011
    Status
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 25 years
    State DC
    Acquired 1999
    Status
    Good Standing No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 27 years
    State FL
    Acquired 1996
    Status
    Member in Good Standing No misconduct found

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

About Charles

Learn Charles’s areas of practice.

Chuck Smith has been handling personal injury, workers' compensation and insurance claims in Central Florida since 1996.  He has tried over 75 workers' compensation final hearings, has handled 18 appeals in Florida and Iowa and has tried multiple jury cases in Central Florida.  He is married with three beautiful children and is happy to call Central Florida his home. 

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Location

C.W. Smith Law, P.A.
105 E. Robinson St, Suite 307
Orlando, FL, 32801

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Reviews

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Posted by Jason | April 13, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Amazing work!
Mr Smith is by far the BEST lawyer I have dealt with in every aspect of the way. Between his values on client satisfaction and his dedication to his cases on an individual bases shows that not only is he a very personable man but a highly professional one as well. While most lawyers I took the time to visit In reference to my case, I was always looked at as a difficult situation and possibly too much work to handle. I’m laments terms if it was too much work they didn’t take the case. Mr Smith not only took my case but won it in such a short amount of time. His communication, efforts, persistence and constant follow up ensured I felt like the case was being treated fairly and handled appropriately. I can’t thank him enough for all he has done for me and strongly recommended him to ANYONE that needs help from a great lawyer. Although each case is different and not every case is one that he may be able to take I would definitely give him a call to discuss your individual situation. 5⭐️
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Posted by anonymous | October 22, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Workers compensation
Very satisfied with Charles W Smith's service on how he represented my case. The settlement and the attornies feeds were excellent I recommend Charles W Smith 100% Thank You, Charles W Smith
Posted by Sarah | June 18, 2020
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Great Staff
The team at CW Smith Law was amazing. They took the time to listen to my story and even helped with a solution that did not require going to court. Gissle the assistant was awesome. She was able to translate and made the entire process so simple. Personal service done right.
Posted by Laurie | April 15, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Injury
Attorney Smith Professional and Patient... I was Injured at Work and Major Battle Between Employer and Myself.. Attorney Smith stepped in and Got me the Most Possible for my Case. I recommend Attorney Smith for anyone who needs Legal Assistance!
Posted by Shawn | March 5, 2019
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Incredibly helpful!
After six months of back and forth with my insurance company trying to collect for a home damage claim, I turned to Charles Smith for assistance. He helped me with drafting a Proof of Claim letter and encouraged me to try to settle without a lengthy court battle even though that would have benefited him financially. After receiving the letter and notification that I had contacted an attorney, the insurance paid out the full amount within 2 weeks. Charles Smith is an attorney who is personable, helpful and has integrity. I wholeheartedly recommend him!
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Posted by Todd | March 13, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
I hired Chuck and you should too.
I had an insurance claim from hell, the carrier was being a total pain and I didn't want to hire an attorney but we eventually had to sue them and I was aggressively represented. Although I didn't get what I wanted, neither did the insurer. Chuck was very knowledgeable and made sure that my interests were represented.
Posted by Mike | June 11, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Like a friend
I had the pleasure of having Attorney Smith represent me in a case. Attorney Smith was always there when I needed him whether it be in person or on the telephone I am no authority on attorneys but from a personal experience I would recommend Attorney Smith in a heartbeat
Posted by Garry | June 3, 2017
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Accident help with stubborn insurance co.
Help help us with a very stubborn insurance company unwilling to accept responsibility for there AT FAULT driver.....Mr Smith went above and beyond the call to help us and get the facts straight....Many Thanks for his help...
Posted by Michael | June 3, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Insurance help when you need it!
I was overwhelmed and taken advantage of by a large insurance company. Chuck sorted it out and got the results I needed as well as informing me for future reference.
Posted by Rosanna | March 5, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Time well spent
When I first got on Workers Comp I didn't know anything about it and what i had to do . All I knew was , my boss sent me home and told me what doctor to go to. About a week later all kinds of Lawyer offers came in my mail . Out of all those I did some research and emailed Mr. Smith and I got a prompt response. He explained to me how this process works and made it very easy to understand ; and from there everything went very well . it was a long road ahead but I think we both were very happy with the result .
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Posted by Billy | May 13, 2015
Helped me with my work comp claim
chuck was very nice, and he helped me with my work comp claim. He was able to get the insurance company to give me the Doctor I wanted. He is very easy to talk to. Any time I had a question he would answer and help me figure out. He put my mind at ease. He explained to me legal things to help me understand what was going on. Thank you again chuck!
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Posted by Dominick | November 12, 2014
He made a difficult situation a lot easier!
I was involved in an automobile accident that resulted in my car being totaled, my wrist being broken and several weeks of painful physical therapy. I was referred to Charles Smith by one of my best friends. From the moment Mr. Smith accepted my case, he was very informative about the steps he was taking to represent me and very aggressive with the insurance company who attempted to dismiss me. His persistence paid off in a sizable settlement that was handled out of court! Although he was prepared to go to court, I was glad to avoid the hassle and settle. While I would never want to go through the pain and rehabilitation resulting from my car accident again, Mr. Smith made the difficult situation a lot easier by obtaining a more than fair settlement to help compensate me for the negligence caused by the at fault driver.
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Posted by Nicholas | October 21, 2014
Excellent Attorney
I was previously injured in a workmen's comp incident and my employer refused to allow me access to the care that the ER had stated I needed to follow up with. I initially spoke with Mr. Smith, and he quickly helped me get the care that I needed. He is an excellent attorney, without his help and expertise, I know that my situation would have turned out differently, and I'm sure I would have had repercussions for not adequately addressing the initial health concerns. Cannot say enough great things about him and his trial law expertise.
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Posted by Cynthia | September 23, 2014
Very satisfied former client
Mr. Charles Smith was my lawyer for my workers' comp case. My case was extremely complicated and I am very happy with the results. I feel I was very well represented and I appreciate everything he did for me. I would definitely recommend Mr. Smith to my family, friends, and anyone needing a lawyer.
Posted by Chad | September 16, 2014
Professional Attorney who works hard for you!
Charles was very professional, always keeping me informed and looking out for my best interests. He was very easy to get into contact with and if I emailed he was very quick to respond. His services were also very fair and I would highly recommend anyone looking for a solid attorney to call Charles and use his services.
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Cost

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  • Free Consultation 60 minutes
  • Contingency 20%-40%
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Resume

AVVO RATING 9.7 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Managing Attorney
  • C.W. Smith Law, P.A.
  • 2014 - Present
  • Associate Attorney
  • Law Offices of John T. Hemminger
  • 2011 - 2013
  • Associate Attorney
  • Van Dingenen, P.A.
  • 2003 - 2011
  • Associate Attorney
  • Cianfrogna, Telfer, Reda & Faherty, PA
  • 1996 - 2003
  • Law Clerk
  • Indiana Attorney General's Office
  • 1995 - 1996
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Education

  • Indiana University School of Law, Indianapolis
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1996
  • University of Iowa
  • Bachelor of Science
  • 1993

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Timothy Hoffman v. C&D Dock Works, Inc.
  • $76.6 million jury verdict

Associations

  • Central Florida Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • Orange County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2003 - Present
  • Florida Justice Association
  • Member
  • 1997 - Present
  • Florida Workers' Advocates
  • Member
  • 1997 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Honors and Awards

  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell®
  • 2020
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2019
  • Attorney of the Year
  • Orlando Style Magazine
  • 2019
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2018
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2016
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2015
  • Pro Bono Service
  • Brevard County Legal Aid
  • 1999
  • Pro Bono Service
  • Brevard County Legal Aid
  • 1998
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Publications

  • 979 So.2d 240 (Fla. 5th DCA 2008)
  • Hoffman v. Sentry Management, et. al.
  • 2008
  • 889 So. 2d 942 (Fla. 5th DCA 2004)
  • Sanders & Van Dingenen, P.A., v. Cianfrogna, et. al.
  • 2004
  • 796 So.2d 1282 (Fla. 5th DCA 2001)
  • Johnston v. Tueche
  • 2001
  • 740 So. 2d 41 (Fla. 1st DCA 1999)
  • Vista Manor et. al. v. Opal Estepp
  • 1999
  • 715 So. 2d 1100 (Fla. 1st DCA 1998)
  • Brevard County Board of Commissioners et. al. v. R. Williams
  • 1998
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Speaking Engagements

Attorney endorsements

Received (17)
Given (19)
Endorse Charles
Workers compensation Attorney | Nov 17
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"I endorse Chuck. He is a very intelligent, hard working attorney, with many years of worthy experience. I consider him the go-to source for Florida Wokers' Compensation issues."
Workers compensation Attorney | Sep 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"As a colleague, I can attest to Chuck's knowledge of Florida's worker's compensation system and his advocacy on behalf of workers that have been hurt on the job."
Personal injury Attorney | Apr 11
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Chuck is an excellent attorney. He is extremely intelligent and zealously advocates for his clients. I would strongly recommend his services to anyone considering selecting an attorney for a personal injury case. That said, as good as an attorney as he is, he is far better person. He contributes to his community and gives back to everyone around him. I could not more strongly recommend Chuck if you are considering him for your case."
Personal injury Attorney | Mar 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. He has demonstrated excellent skills and has secured impressive recoveries for his clients. I know I can always count on him for expert advice as a fellow litigator."
Admiralty and maritime Attorney | Mar 17
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Workers compensation Attorney | Mar 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"As a colleague, I can attest to Chuck's depth of knowledge and broad experience with worker's compensation as well as his ethics and his commitment to good relationships with his clients."
Litigation Attorney | Jan 06
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I learned a lot working with Chuck. He is a very talented lawyer and I wouldn't hesitate to work with him again."
Personal injury Attorney | Dec 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Workers compensation Attorney | Nov 11
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. I have litigated against Mr Smith for appox 15 years and have known him to be well-prepared, an expert in the WC law, and an attorney of highest ethical values."
Workers compensation Attorney | Sep 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Charles provides exceptional work for his clients. We have referred workers comp clients to Charles and the clients have always been impressed. I endorse this lawyer."
Employee benefits Attorney | Sep 16
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse Chuck. He has demonstrated knowledge, skills and abilities in labor and employment law matters and is quite compliant in client care."
Personal injury Attorney | Sep 16
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have worked with Chuck Smith on a few matters. He is smart and knows what he is doing. I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Sep 16
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Hard working and attention to detail - I have not only worked with Mr. Smith, but have referred several clients to him over the years with great results and happy clients."
Workers compensation Attorney | Sep 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have had the pleasure of working with Chuck on various insurance and workers compensation cases in the past. He is not afraid to take on the tough cases and take them all the way to achieve justice for his clients. His attention to detail and preparation enables him to achieve great results both inside and outside the courtroom. I have no hesitation recommending his services to any of my clients."
Workers compensation Attorney | Sep 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Charles Smith is committed to his clients. I have referred cases to him for over 15 years and find him to be a diligent, hardworking, and skillful attorney who achieves great results for his clients."
Insurance Attorney | Sep 11
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have had the opportunity to work with Chuck on a plethora of insurance related matters. Chuck is diligent, zealous, and aggressive. I wholeheartedly endorse Chuck for any of your legal needs."
Workers compensation Attorney | Sep 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I have personally seen Mr. Smith's work ethic on his cases. Additionally, his knowledge of workers compensation cases is second to none"
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