Arrested? DUI? Family issue? T. Charles Shafer. Helping others for over 30 years. Let me help you.Charged with DUI, felony or a misdemeanor? Let my years of experience help you!
I have always been drawn to the underdog, the disabled, the less fortunate. I believe there is a duty to help others, especially those for whom life has been difficult.
In my spare time I like to read, exercise, watch sporting events, and be with family. I am fanatic about USC Gamecock football and UNC Tar Heel basketball!
More about T. Charles Shafer
Since 1986, T. Charles Shafer has been defending those accused of crimes. He has extensive experience, having been involved in numerous criminal jury trials, and countless bench trials. Although born on Griffis Air Force Base in Rome, New York, where at the time his father was stationed in the Air Force, Mr. Shafer spent his formative years in Orangeburg, South Carolina.
Mr. Shafer was educated in the public school system, and is a proud graduate of Orangeburg-Wilkinson High School. He attended the University of South Carolina, where he received his undergraduate degree in political science. While there, he was selected Phi Beta Kappa for academic achievement, as well as being a member of the Carolina Leadership Program, where he worked as an intern at the South Carolina legislature.
After graduating with academic honors, Mr. Shafer attended law school at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. Before he even had received his law degree, Mr. Shafer had gained criminal experience, representing federal inmates before parole boards while a member of the UNC Prisoner’s Rights Project.
After a three year stint as an assistant public defender, where Mr. Shafer gained much trial experience in misdemeanor and felony court, Mr. Shafer worked several more years in private practice. In 1991 Mr. Shafer opened his own law firm. Since then, he has taken a simple approach to the practice of law– working hard for every client, and letting them know that they do not stand alone.
Mr. Shafer currently sits on the board of directors for the Arc of St. Lucie County, an organization whose mission is to empower persons with disabilities obtain an improved quality of life. He also has been active in Special Olympics and the Exchange Club.
Attorney Shafer is AV® Preeminent™ rated by Martindale-Hubbell®, one of the most respectable attorney rating services in the nation. The AV® rating is the highest rating assigned to a lawyer and is a direct indication that an attorney is not only highly regarded by his or her peers, but that he or she has been given the highest rating possible based on their legal knowledge, analytical capabilities, judgment, communication skills, and legal experience.
|FL||Member in Good Standing||1987||03/28/2022|
|Award name||Grantor||Date Granted|
|AV Preeminent Rated||Martindale-Hubbell||2017|
|AV Preeminent Rated||Martindale-Hubbell||2016|
|AV Preeminent Rated||Martindale-Hubbell||2015|
|AV Preeminent Rated||Martindale-Hubbell||2014|
|AV Preeminent Rated||Martindale-Hubbell||2013|
|Phi Beta Kappa||Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society||1986|
|Attorney||T Charles Shafer, Attorney At Law, PLLC||2017 - Present|
|Attorney||T. Charles Shafer, Attorney At Law||1992 - 2016|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|ARC of St. Lucie County||Director||2013 - Present|
|Bluebird Educational Foundation||Director||2013 - Present|
|National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers||Member||N/A|
|NORML Legal Committee||Member||N/A|
|Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers||Member||N/A|
|St. Lucie County Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers||Chapter Representative||2017 - 2018|
|St. Lucie County Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers||Vice President||2013 - 2014|
|St. Lucie County Special Olympics Golf Tournanment Committee||Member||2004 - 2008|
|Florida Bar, Nineteenth Judicial Circuit, Unlicensed Practice of Law Committee||Member||1999 - 2002|
|Saint Lucie County Bar Association||President||1997 - 1998|
|Florida Statewide Human Rights Advocacy Committee||Member||1997 - 1997|
|Passages-A Journal of the St. Lucie County Library||Medical Marijuana--It Is Time||2014|
|University of North Carolina School of Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1986|
|University of South Carolina||B.A.||1983|
|Court Preparation and Testimony||Preparing to Testify||2003|
|Law Week Luncheon||Due Process||1998|
|State v. Christopher Pupo||From Two Felonies & DUI to Reckless Driving|
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