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Stephen G Charpentier

Car accident Attorney at Melbourne, FL

5.0   90 reviews

also known as Steve Charpentier


Licensed for 41 years

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About Stephen

Learn Stephen’s areas of practice.

5
Practice areas
  1. Car accident
    40%
    My firm has handled all types of auto accidents accross the state of Florida and in other areas of the US. We handle all types of auto crash cases included underinsured motorists claims.

    43 years

  2. Motorcycle accident
    20%
    My firm not only handles all types of motorcycle cases I own and ride all types of bikes. I have ridden on race tracks all over the U.S. and enjoy sport touring and riding Harley Davidsons. I work on bikes as well. We understand motorcyles and motorcycle riders.

    43 years

  3. Defective and dangerous products
    10%
    Products Liability law is an area that requires special expertise and access to the best expert witnesses.

    36 years

  4. Trucking accident
    10%
    My firm has handled a number of serious injury trucking accidents. These cases require a special expertise in law and in trucking regulations.

    43 years

  5. Wrongful death
    10%
    Florida has a statute that deals specifically with wrongful death cases. The statute spells out who are the beneficiary's of a wrongfully killed decedent and what they may collect. Our firm has had considerable success in handling these emotionally tough cases.

    43 years

  6. Medical malpractice
    5%
    Chapt. 766 Florida Statutes address Medical Malpractice cases in Florida. These are generally complicated cases in terms of medicine and law. I have handled cases involving failure to timely diagnose cancer, wrongful death and others.

    31 years

  7. Nursing home abuse and neglect
    5%
    I am the 2007-2008 Florida Justice Association Nursing Home Chairperson of the FJA Nursing Home Legislative Task Force and work on Nursing Home and Assisted Living cases throughout central Florida. My experience with nursing homes does not end with my clients. My grandmother died while a nursing home resident and my mother is currently a resident of an assited living facility.

    28 years

A LAW FIRM WITH MORE THAN 40 YEARS OF EXPERIENCE IN DEALING WITH SERIOUS INJURY AND DEATH CLAIMS. CLIENT COMMUNICATION AND UNDERSTANDING IS A KEY TO OUR SUCCESS.

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 subsequently reappointed to this position by Governor Rick Scott.  I truly enjoy working in and serving our Brevard County Community.  

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Enjoying the Road riding a BMW R1250 GS thru the Smoky Mountains!
Licensed for 41 years
State NY
Status Currently Registered
Acquired 2004
Updated 11/17/2022
State DC
Status Active
Acquired 2003
Updated 10/14/2017
State FL
Status Member in Good Standing
Acquired 1981
Updated 11/23/2022

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Posted by John | June 17, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Superb, Realistic & Professional Representation
My Attorney Stephen G. Charpentier, & his Para Legal make a superb professional team. They worked the details of my complex issue to a realistic & fail conclusion. They were very patient with me as they worked to gain information from me & my doctors. Their recommendations helped me reach solid decisions.
Response from Stephen Charpentier May 19, 2018
Thank you John. It was a pleasure to work with you. I think your use of the word “fail” is simply a computer typo. It appears so given the context within which it used.
Posted by Gene | August 23, 2012
Extraordinary client/attorney interaction, with excellent results!
If you read no further, please know that our claim was successfully concluded. This was our first experience with Mr. Charpentier but in case we are in need of a Florida attorney in the future, we are keeping his number in our speed dial. Seeking legal advice about circumstances resulting in the death of our mother, we had been shuttled from one attorney to another because none of them would be honest enough with us to advise that our initial issue was without merit. Mr. Charpentier cut right to the chase about the questions we had and took the time to explain why litigation would not be advised. During the course of that initial conversation he did note an issue of interest regarding an accidental death insurance policy. We discussed that issue & agreed to pursue that matter further. Mr. Charpentier and his staff fulfilled everything we have come to expect from legal advisors and more. They were professional and courteous at all times. Our questions were answered promptly and clearly and we were updated on status along the way by conference calls, emails and US mail. It is our firm belief that the expertise & assistance of the Charpentier Law Office was a huge positive in the successful outcome of our claim.
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Posted by Karin | January 6, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
Mrs.
Mr. Charpentier represented me in a car accident and I couldn't have been more pleased! I didn't expect anything and with Mr. Charpentier's knowledge and expertise I was very pleased with the outcome. He is totally committed to his client and very pleasant to work with.
Posted by Jim | September 15, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Hope I don't need him, but would hire Steve again.
Steve and his team did an excellent job of representing and supporting me through a difficult time. Steve personally phoned and kept me apprised of events related to my case as they occurred, and the favorable outcome exceeded my expectations. Likewise, his staff was professional, personal and always resolved issues quickly. Couldn't be more pleased with his representation.
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Posted by Jeremy | August 17, 2022
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If you’re in need of a wonderful, dedicated, honest attorney Steve is your guy!
Such an amazing guy, super down to earth. Very knowledgeable (which is something you need) Steve went above and beyond to help me acquire knowledge about my case, He is very passionate and true to his career field which is a plus also, Steve had amazing communication, updates as needed. Kalliope (his assistant) is awesome, super funny, very polite, she always answers with a positive attitude. Would 10-10 recommend and use Steve again if needed!
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Posted by anonymous | July 1, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Satisfied former client
Attorney Charpentier and his staff are simply the best in our area. Attorney Charpentier is extremely responsive to any and all inquiries and questions. Attorney Carpentier has excellent strategic capability- always sees a couple moves ahead, and can counsel accordingly. I would highly recommend him to anyone in need of an attorney. I am grateful to have found him and am honored to have had him represent me. - Anonymous and satisfied former client
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Posted by MARK | March 29, 2022
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Outstanding service!
Steve and his staff kept me well informed and were always available to answer any of my questions. Along with their hard work and resourcefulness, they were able to recover money for my case that otherwise would not have been offered from the insurance companies.
Posted by Rae Lynn | January 22, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best Lawyer Ever!!
After being in a car accident that totaled my car, I was referred to Mr. Charpentier. From the first meeting with him and his staff, I knew I was at the right place. They worked tirelessly on my case speaking to all concerned from hospitals, doctors, other attorneys, and insurance companies. They kept me updated on my case and met with me when needed. They settled my case in a timely manner. If need be, I will consult with Mr Charpentier and his team in the future.
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Posted by Brianna | December 14, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Amazing!
Overall, working with this firm was amazing from the very beginning! This was my first time going through a process like this and they all each helped me get through each and every step. Whenever I called there was always an answer or a reply with very clear communication. Communication and support throughout this entire process was never lacking and I would 1000% call them again if ever needed.
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Posted by Donette | October 29, 2021
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
He’s the Best !!
Steve is an amazing person and is very personable. He helped my mom and dad with a very traumatizing case for my mom and after consulting with Steven my mom felt like she had hope. Staff is just as amazing (Laura) I would hands down 120% recommend Steve as your attorney!!! Love u guys And it was so good to see you today. You still look great
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Posted by Jeff | October 29, 2021
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| Consulted Attorney
Highly recommend
Known for 10+ years. Highest integrity, knowledge and professionalism. Would highly recommend and complete confidence in all aspects of law.
Posted by Yesenia | September 21, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Awesome lawyer
Mr Charpentier and his staff are awesome and answer any questions you may have and if they don’t know they will find out for you. I would highly recommend him, I was informed every step of the way on my case will definitely call him again if I ever need a accident lawyer again
Posted by Cara | September 16, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Client
Stephen was very helpful in my case. Always kept me informed when there was new information, guided me on my options and how to best move forward. He settled the case in my favor. I would 100% recommend!
Posted by Andrew | July 31, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Professional
I was in a car accident that involved a car hitting my car at a high speed while I was stopped. Not long after I contacted my insurance company and found out that the driver had the same insurance, the insurance company offered me a settlement. I didn't trust them, so I contacted a lawyer that I did work for in the past and He referred me to Steve. Steve and Joanna worked hard to ensure that the insurance company covered everything. I couldn't be happier with the outcome. The communication between us was more like talking to a couple of regular people and I couldn't thank them enough for all the hard work that was put toward making sure i was taken care of.
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Posted by Terry | July 25, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Great law firm, highly recommended!
We were very confident after doing our due diligence to locate a good attorney that Steve Charpentier would be the one to represent us. My son and I were involved in separate accidents less than 3 months apart. Both of us required surgeries as a result. Steve, his incredible paralegal Joanna, Kalliope, and the rest of his staff were a pleasure to work with. They were empathetic, professional, and courteous at all times. They are a polished, well-coordinated, efficient team that considers their client's needs and cases carefully. With multiple cases going on simultaneously in their busy office, they still manage to make you feel your case is the one they are focused on. Steve seems to be at the top of his game, full of energy and vigor backed with many years of experience. He was welcoming and gracious answering our questions and concerns along the way, solidifying things were under control throughout the entire process. It is very obvious to me that he loves doing what he does, helping people to achieve the most favorable outcome possible. We are appreciative and grateful to you Steve, Joanna, Kalliope, and the rest of your impressive firm for all of your hard work and everything you did for us. Sincerely, Terry, Gabriela and Carlos
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Posted by anonymous | February 2, 2021
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Great Lawyer
Steve represented us in a difficult and complex situation. He was factual and straight forward, but compassionate, understanding and supportive. He maintained communication with us as he worked through the process and kept us up-to-date on the status of the case. Moreover, he was always available to receive phone calls and answer questions. We are grateful for his diligence and skill. Thank you, Steve.
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Posted by Kim | January 13, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Twice Hired, Twice Pleased
Our journey began at the dry cleaners. Small talk led to a partnership, I knew by our very first conversation that I could trust Mr. Charpentier. I first hired him in 2014 and then again in 2017. Once for myself, and then again for my children. In both cases we were treated with professionalism, respect,dignity, and compassion. Mr. Charpentier is honest and transparent in his communication. He will fight for you and won't settle until you have all the facts and options on the table. He allows you to be a part of the settlement decision. If you want an attorney that has integrity, open communication, quick responses, patience, and values your participation, then he is the right attorney for you. His staff is just as amazing as he is. I am forever grateful for Stephen,Chris, and Joanna. God Bless you all.
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Posted by anonymous | December 16, 2020
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Kemberly Reis-ElBara
Mr Charpentier and his staff were very kind and professional throughout my entire case. They explained what they thought was the best way to handle things but always gave me the final say. Throughout the process they communicated what was going on and answered thoroughly any questions that I had. As a client I felt like a priority in the way they handled my case. They fought for my best interest. I am thankful that I chose Charpentier. Law Firm.
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Posted by Eileen | October 20, 2020
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SUPER ATTORNEY AND SUPER STAFF
Charpentier Law Firm represented me in a case involving an automobile accident which occurred on March 11, 2020. I appreciated Mr. Charpentier's knowledge and many years of experience, as well as his integrity and his promptness in both resolving issues and communicating them to me. Paralegal Joanna Stevens was extremely efficient in carrying out the many details involved with my case, and she too was very prompt in addressing issues. Joanna and I maintained a very good rapport throughout our many back-and-forth communications. I always enjoyed hearing Kaliope's congenial voice whenever I needed to place a telephone call to the office, and she was very helpful in teaching this technologically-deficit senior to learn how to use "Zoom!" I highly recommend Charpentier Law Firm to anyone who might be in need of the specialized services that are offered by Mr. Charpentier and his staff.
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Posted by Alexander | September 30, 2020
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Auto accident
My husband was in an auto accident not knowing what to do or where to go. We called a friend which gave us some numbers of a few lawyers we called one and they never got back to us so we decided to contact mr. charpentier. It was a pleasure to meet Mr charpentier and his assistant Joanna. they worked very hard and were so professional, we appreciate all that they have done for us thank you so much Steve and Joanna. The ganon's
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 120 minutes
  • Contingency 20%-40%

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Charpentier Law Firm, P.A.
  • 2008 - Present
  • Partner
  • Childress & Charpentier, P.A.
  • 1989 - 2008
  • Partner
  • Trachtman, Henderson, Childress, Charpentier, & Wright, P.A.
  • 1984 - 1989
  • Associate
  • Law Offices of Richard A. Manzo
  • 1981 - 1984
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Education

  • Florida State University College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor, with Honors
  • 1981
  • University of Central Florida
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1978
  • Eastern Florida State College
  • A.A.
  • 1976

Legal Cases

  • Beebe v. American Ambassador Casualty Company, 659 So.2d 701 (Fla. 5th DCA 1991)
  • Decision extending Underinsured Motorists Coverage

Associations

  • Florida Justice Association
  • Fellow
  • 2013 - Present
  • The Florida Council of Bar Association Presidents
  • Life Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • Florida Justice Association
  • Member
  • 1986 - Present
  • Brevard County Bar Association
  • Past President
  • 1982 - Present
  • Florida Justice Association
  • Board of Directors
  • 2015 - 2016
  • Eastern Florida State College
  • Trustee-Vice Chair
  • 2013 - 2014
  • Eastern Florida State College
  • Chairman Board of Trustees
  • 2010 - 2011
  • 18th Circuit Judicial Nominating Committee
  • Vice-Chair
  • 2009 - 2011
  • Inns of Court, Brevard County
  • Past President
  • 2008 - 2009
  • Eastern Florida State College
  • Trustee- Vice Chair
  • 2008 - 2009
  • Brevard Bar Foundation
  • Past President
  • 2006 - 2008
  • Florida Justice Association (Academy of Florida Trial Lawyers)
  • Chair Nursing Home Task Force, Past Board Member
  • 2001 - 2004
  • Brevard County Bar Association, Grievance Committee
  • Chair
  • 1998 - 1999
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Awards

  • Member
  • Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • 2015
  • Member
  • Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • 2015
  • Professionalism Award
  • Brevard County Bar Association
  • 2013
  • President's Award for Most Outstanding Bar President
  • The Florida Council of Bar Association Presidents
  • 2012
  • Eagle Legend Award
  • Florida Justice Association
  • 2011
  • Bronze Eagle Award
  • Florida Justice Association
  • 2011
  • Crystal Eagle Award
  • Florida Justice Association
  • 2011
  • Florida Legal Elite
  • Florida Trend Magazine
  • 2010
  • Florida Legal Elite
  • Florida Trend Magazine
  • 2009
  • Florida Legal Elite
  • Florida Trend Magazine
  • 2008
  • Legislative Shoe Leather Award
  • Florida Justice Association (Academy of Florida Trial Lawyers)
  • 2008
  • Bronze Eagle
  • Florida Justice Association (Academy of Florida Trial Lawyers)
  • 2001
  • Silver Eagle
  • Florida Justice Association (Academy of Florida Trial Lawyers)
  • 2000
  • Eagle Talon
  • Florida Justice Association (Academy of Florida Trial Lawyers)
  • 1990
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Speaking Engagements

  • Evening with the Super Judges
  • Judicial Perspectives of Law
  • 2016
  • BCC Board of Trustees Presentation
  • BCC DSO Relationships
  • 2010
  • Various Seminars
  • Various Topics over the past 20 years
  • N/A

Attorney endorsements

Received (34)
Given (27)
Endorse Stephen
Car accident Attorney | Mar 20
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Spend ten minutes with Steve and you will know why I endorse him. Watch him in court and you will agree. He is an extremely talented litigator, intelligent but humble. We worked on difficult cases in the past and his leadership was key to reaching the best possible recoveries for our clients. I look forward to working with him in the future."
Personal injury Attorney | Dec 21
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I worked with Steve on a difficult case involving traumatic injuries to a young girl. He is one of the best attorneys I have ever worked with and an even better person. He was able to obtain an amazing result for the client and also followed up with her after the case to offer his support and help her move on with her life. Highly recommended."
Personal injury Attorney | Apr 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"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."
Car accident Attorney | Mar 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. A well respected lawyer in the legal community."
Unknown Attorney | Feb 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Car accident Attorney | Feb 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Jan 13
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Car accident Attorney | Nov 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. No question one of the best around. Very knowledgeable and very personable."
Car accident Attorney | Jul 03
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Jul 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Medical malpractice Attorney | Jan 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Car accident Attorney | Jul 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have referred several clients to Steve and found that every one of them are exceptionally happy with his service. I highly recommend Steve for Personal Injury matters. Very attentive to his client's needs."
Car accident Attorney | Mar 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Steve is an experienced and well respected lawyer here in Brevard County."
Car accident Attorney | Mar 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Jan 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I've known Steve for about 25 years. He's truly a dedicated attorney and a zealous advocate for all of his clients. He's certainly a top-notch personal injury attorney. ."
Personal injury Attorney | Jul 19
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. I have worked with Steve on many cases over the past two decades, and have found that he, without exception, provides his clients with the highest level of legal representation in a caring, sensitive and sincere manner."
Car accident Attorney | Jul 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Stephen Charpentier is a most highly-regarded and successful lawyer in this community. He is a leader within the profession, respected by his peers. His expertise is often sought by clients and younger lawyers. Not only is Steve known for getting things done, he is also a really nice guy and terrific human being. I would say that he exemplifies professionalism in the legal profession. I am honored to know him."
Unknown Attorney | Apr 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Aug 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Charpentier is a leader in personal injury litigation in the State of Florida. His knowledge and wisdom is often sought out by his peers. He is a wonderful mentor and gives much of his valuable time to the local community."
Personal injury Attorney | Aug 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Mr. Charpentier's work. Personally, I seek out Steve's help, assistance and advice on many of my cases. Moreover, when I need an expert in the field (personal injury, insurance, litigation), Steve is usually the first person I call."
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