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Charles Douglas Naylor

Admiralty and maritime Attorney at Long Beach, CA

5.0   3 reviews

also known as Charles D. Naylor, Chuck Naylor

  • Licensed for 49 years
    State CA
    Acquired 1974
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

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

About Charles

Learn Charles’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Admiralty and maritime
    60%
    Maritime Personal Injury, Jones Act, Longshore and Harbor Workers' Compensation Act (LHWCA), Cruise Ship Injury (Passengers and Crew), Defense Base Act, Death on the High Seas Act (DOSHA)

    49 years

  2. Personal injury
    10%
    Maritime Personal Injury, including Jones Act, Cruise Ship Injury (Passengers and Crew), Death on the High Seas Act (DOSHA), recreational boating. Railroad Injury claims, including FELA, rail road crossing malfunction, passengers.....

    49 years

  3. Workers compensation
    10%
    Longshore and Harbor Workers' Compensation Act and OCSLA associated with third party claims.

    49 years

  4. Wrongful death
    10%
    Determining the law that applies to maritime death claims is a very complex matter. We are experienced in making that determination, as many of our maritime claims involve wrongful death.

    49 years

  5. Car accident
    5%

  6. Slip and fall accident
    5%

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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Charles D. Naylor was named a finalist for the Consumer Attorney of the Year Award presented by the Consumer Attorneys of California, for a $55 million jury verdict in a case against Chrysler (DaimlerChrysler) for the wrongful death of a longshoreman.
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Location

Law Offices of Charles D. Naylor
11 Golden Shore Drive
Suite 350
Long Beach, CA, 90802

Reviews

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Posted by Adriana Mraz | February 24, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
A Rarety, Honest and Reliable
I have had the pleasure of working with Mr. Naylor for the past 13 years on different cases. I first contacted Mr. Naylor shortly after my husband suffered a work related injury while working as a formen on the waterfront. Sadly our case escalated from a work comp. injury to a wrongful death case within days and needless to say, reaching a settlemet not just with the employer but with one of the big three auto manufacturers took time. He was prompt to inform me of our rights under work comp. laws and made sure our benefits where in good standing at all time. He was engaged and sought assitance from other coucil when needed and remained the liaison when ever needed between, the employer, benefits office and any other council involved. In all my years of working with attorneys, both work related and on a personal level, he is one of the most reliable and honest attorneys I've had the pleasure of working with. His staff is polite and very efficient and always willing to help when Mr. Naylor is not available. I have refered multiple friends and previous buisness contacts to him throughout the years and would not hesitate to call on him again, should I find my self in need of someone with his expertise.
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Posted by Krystal | February 14, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Highly recommended
Mr. Naylor and his team are a pleasure to work with. They always have time for any of your questions and make you feel extremely well represented. I would recommend them to anyone!
Posted by Jeff | May 12, 2015
Charles Naylor and staff are quick, brilliant and quite persuasive
Charles Naylor and his staff are quick, brilliant and very persuasive no matter your side. He also has the unusual ability to keep you calm in all circumstances - which is very important. In the end he delivers - and more than you might expect. The best in maritime law that I've heard of and used! I owe him a thank you every month!
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 120 minutes
  • Contingency 33%-40%

Resume

AVVO RATING 9.5 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Owner
  • Law Offices of Charles D. Naylor
  • 1975 - Present

Education

  • Santa Clara Univ SOL
  • law
  • 1974
  • California St Univ Long Beach
  • undergraduate
  • 1970

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Mraz vs. DaimlerChrsyler
  • $55.4 Million Verdict / $24 Million Settlement

Associations

  • Chapman University School of Law
  • Adjunct Professor of Law, Maritime and Admiralty Law
  • 2009 - Present
  • State Bar of California, Board of Legal Specialization Admiralty & Maritime Consulting Group
  • Commissioner
  • 2007 - Present
  • Workers Injury Law and Advocacy group
  • Member
  • 2002 - Present
  • Long Beach Bar Association, Admiralty Section
  • Member
  • 2000 - Present
  • American Association for Justice, Admiralty Law Section
  • Member
  • 2000 - Present
  • Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles
  • Member
  • 1990 - Present
  • American Association for Justice
  • Member
  • 1987 - Present
  • Maritime Law Association of the United States
  • Member
  • 1984 - Present
  • Long Beach Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1975 - Present
  • Joseph A. Ball/Clarence S. Hunt Inn of Court.
  • "Bencher" Member
  • 1995 - 2012
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Honors and Awards

  • Best Lawyers in America - Admiralty & Maritime Law
  • Best Lawyers
  • 2018
  • Southern California Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2018
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2018
  • Southern California Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2017
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2017
  • Best Lawyers in America - Admiralty & Maritime Law
  • Best Lawyers
  • 2017
  • Best Lawyers in America - Admiralty & Maritime Law
  • Best Lawyers
  • 2016
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2016
  • Southern California Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2016
  • Best Lawyers in America - Admiralty & Maritime Law
  • Best Lawyers
  • 2015
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2015
  • Southern California Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2015
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2014
  • Southern California Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2014
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2013
  • Southern California Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2013
  • Certified Specialist, Admiralty & Maritime Law
  • California Board of Legal Specialization
  • 2012
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2012
  • Southern California Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2012
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2011
  • Southern California Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2011
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2010
  • Southern California Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2010
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2009
  • Southern California Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2009
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2008
  • Califonia Lawyer Attorney of the Year (CLAY)
  • California Lawyer Magazine
  • 2008
  • Southern California Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2008
  • Consumer Attorney of the Year (finalist)
  • Consumer Attorneys of California
  • 2007
  • Southern California Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2007
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2007
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2006
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2005
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2004
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2003
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2002
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2001
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2000
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 1999
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Publications

Speaking Engagements

  • WILG 2011 Annual Conference
  • Amphibious Maritime Workers
  • 2011

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Admiralty and maritime Attorney | Apr 21
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"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."
Admiralty and maritime
Long Beach Admiralty and maritime Lawyer Charles Douglas Naylor
Charles Douglas Naylor
Admiralty and maritime Attorney
Long Beach, CA
Licensed for 49 years
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