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My name is Charles Telfair and I’m a personal injury trial lawyer. I started my legal career 25 years ago at one of the largest law firms in the country, Holland & Knight. There I represented major corporations, including Tropicana, Pepsi, Textron, Stanley Bostich and many others.

After I left Holland & Knight, I represented a personal injury victim here and there. Through those cases, I realized my true passion was helping victims navigate through their injury claims. It was a very rewarding experience for me. About 15 years ago, I shifted my practice to personal injury. That is what I have focused on ever since.

I pride myself on personal service. Many of my clients are my friends. I know them and every aspect of their claim. When you call my office, you speak with me.

I focus on your claim. You focus on your recovery.


Languages spoken: Spanish

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Practice areas


  1. Car Accident: 40%
    25 years
  2. Motorcycle Accident: 20%
    25 years
  3. Wrongful Death: 15%
    25 years
  4. Medical Malpractice: 15%
    25 years
  5. Personal Injury: 10%
    25 years



Contingent (20-40%), Free consultation (30 minutes)

Attorney endorsements

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  • Peter D Aiken

    I endorse this lawyer. I have seen the results of Mr. Telfair's work in personal injury cases, a motorcycle one, in particular. He obtained a spectacular result for an injured rider where I thought it was impossible. Here in Sarasota he and his partner are first rate PI lawyers.


    Peter Aiken Criminal defense Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Marc Jeremy Soss

    I highly endorse this lawyer as a personal injury attorney.


    Marc Soss Estate planning Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter


FLMember in Good Standing199106/21/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
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Award nameGrantorDate granted
AV Preeminent RatedMartindale-Hubbell2016
BV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2013
BV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2012
BV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2011
BV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2010
BV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2009
BV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2008
BV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2007
BV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2006
BV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2005
BV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2004
BV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2003
BV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2002
BV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2001
Stanley Milledge AwardStetson University College of Law1990
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerLutz, Bobo & Telfair, P.A.1992 - Present
AssociateHolland & Knight1989 - 1992
Association namePosition nameDuration
Manatee County Bar AssociationDirector2016 - Present
Bay City BallersCoach and Board Member2000 - Present
Sarasota Sundevils Pop Warner FootballCoach and Board Member1998 - Present
Unauthorized Practice of Law Committee, 12th Judicial CircuitMember1997 - Present
Florida Board of Bar ExaminersTrustee Grader1995 - Present
Sarasota County Bar AssociationMember1992 - Present
The Association of Trial Lawyers of AmericaMember1991 - Present
American Bar AssociationN/A1991 - Present
Florida BarMember1991 - Present
Academy of Florida Trial LawyersMember1991 - Present
Sarasota County Teen Court ProgramMember1993 - 1997
Publication nameTitleDate
Manatee County Bar AssociationVolunteerism and our Manatee Bar2016
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Stetson University College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1990
University of TampaN/ABS - Bachelor of Science1987
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Paralegal Studies CourseParalegal Studies2010