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Charles D. Naylor has been a personal injury trial lawyer in the State
and federal courts of Southern California for more than 30 years. During
his career, Mr. Naylor has successfully settled or tried hundreds of
cases arising from injuries occurring in the ports of Los Angeles, Long
Beach and around the world.

Mr. Naylor enjoys a national reputation among his peers for his strict
adherence to the highest standards of ethics, quality of work, and
successful prosecution of injury cases. In 2007 he was a finalist for
the Consumer Attorney of the Year Award presented by the Consumer
Attorneys of California and in 2008 was a recipient of California Lawyer
Magazine's prestigious CLAY Award. Mr. Naylor has an AV rating from
Martindale-Hubbell, the highest rating possible from the most respected
national legal rating service, and has been recognized by Southern
California Super Lawyers as one of the "top attorneys in southern
California" for 2007-2011.

Among his recent jury trial verdicts, in a 2007 wrongful death case Mr.
Naylor obtained a verdict of more than $55 million for the family of a
deceased longshoreman and a settlement agreement of $3.2 million for an
injured longshore woman.

Mr. Naylor has been a lecturer for the State of California, Continuing
Education of the Bar program and serves as a Neutral Evaluator for the
Los Angeles County Superior Courts for maritime injury cases. He is a
commissioner of the State Bar of California, Board of Legal
Specialization Admiralty & Maritime Consulting Group, where he has
played a vital role in the development of criteria for certification in
California as a specialist in Admiralty and Maritime Law.

Mr. Naylor is also an adjunct Professor of Law, teaching Admiralty and
Maritime Law at Chapman University School of Law. He is a member and
Past-President of the Maritime Section of the Long Beach Bar
Association, the Maritime Law Association of the United States, the
American Association For Justice (formerly American Trial Lawyers
Association) Admiralty section, the Consumer Attorneys Association of
Los Angeles, WILG and is a "Bencher" member of the Joseph A.
Ball/Clarence S. Hunt Inn of Court.

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Languages spoken: English, Spanish

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Practice areas

Licensed

  1. Maritime: 55%
    41 years
  2. Workers Compensation: 30%
    41 years
  3. Personal Injury: 10%
    41 years
  4. Wrongful Death: 5%
    41 years

Payment

Fees:

Free consultation (120 minutes)

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  • Marc D. Allmeroth

    Chuck Naylor is a lawyer's lawyer, lending his vast experience, knowledge and commitment to each case he takes on. Highly ethical and hard working, he has the respect of his peers not only at the local level but also in the larger maritime law community. I have referred many cases to Chuck over the years and he has achieved the best results possible in each instance. He is willing to take cases through trial to verdict and has won many huge damage awards. Highly recommended without reservation or hesitation.

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Contact info

839 S. Beacon Street, Suite 311
San Pedro, CA, 90731

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License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
CAActive197405/24/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Awards
Award nameGrantorDate granted
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2014
Southern California Super LawyersSuper Lawyers2014
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2013
Super LawyerSouthern California Super Lawyers2013
Super LawyerSouthern California Super Lawyers2012
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2012
Certified Specialist, Admiralty & Maritime LawCalifornia Board of Legal Specialization2012
Super LawyerSouthern California Super Lawyers2011
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2011
Super LawyerSouthern California Super Lawyers2010
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2010
Super LawyerSouthern California Super Lawyers2009
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2009
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2008
Califonia Lawyer Attorney of the Year (CLAY)California Lawyer Magazine2008
Super LawyerSouthern California Super Lawyers2008
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2007
Consumer Attorney of the Year (finalist)Consumer Attorneys of California2007
Super LawyerSouthern California Super Lawyers2007
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2006
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2005
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2004
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2003
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2002
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2001
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2000
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell1999
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
OwnerLaw Offices of Charles D. Naylor1975 - Present
Associations
Association namePosition nameDuration
Chapman University School of LawAdjunct Professor of Law, Maritime and Admiralty Law2009 - Present
State Bar of California, Board of Legal Specialization Admiralty & Maritime Consulting GroupCommissioner2007 - Present
Workers Injury Law and Advocacy groupMember2002 - Present
Long Beach Bar Association, Admiralty SectionMember2000 - Present
American Association for Justice, Admiralty Law SectionMember2000 - Present
Consumer Attorneys Association of Los AngelesMember1990 - Present
American Association for JusticeMember1987 - Present
Maritime Law Association of the United StatesMember1984 - Present
Long Beach Bar AssociationMember1975 - Present
Joseph A. Ball/Clarence S. Hunt Inn of Court."Bencher" Member1995 - 2012
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Mraz vs. DaimlerChrsyler$55.4 Million Verdict / $24 Million Settlement
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Publications
Publication nameTitleDate
Speaking Engagement - WILG 2011 Annual ConferenceAmphibious Maritime Workers - The Law of the Tide Pool2011
Education
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Santa Clara University School of LawN/AJD - Juris Doctor1974
California State University, Long BeachN/AOther - Bachelors1970
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
WILG 2011 Annual ConferenceAmphibious Maritime Workers2011