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Charles W. Throckmorton

Charles W. Throckmorton



Charles Throckmorton is a trial lawyer who focuses his practice on both plaintiff and defense side commercial litigation. Charles has state and federal jury trial experience, including as lead trial counsel. In addition to his courtroom work, he has experience negotiating complex settlements and finding practical and cost-effective solutions for his clients. Charles represents clients in the consumer finance, banking, real estate, shipping, aviation, telecommunications, and pharmaceutical industries.

Prior to joining Carlton Fields, Charles worked at the Peace Palace in The Hague, Netherlands, monitoring the International Criminal Court for the International Bar Association. A Miami native, he lives with his wife Stephanie in South Miami and stays involved in the local community through work with the United Way and other organizations.



  • Served as lead trial counsel on behalf of national bank and obtained judgment in contested multi-day trial.
  • Defended aviation company in parallel breach of contract suits in the United States and Canada.
  • Defended national bank in federal class action seeking to quiet title to thousands of properties and void valid and enforceable notes and mortgages; obtained dismissal with prejudice of all claims (Diaz v. Deutsche Bank National Trust al, 2014 WL 4351411 (S.D. Fla. Sept. 2, 2014)).
  • Represented title company in breach of contract, unjust enrichment, and negligent misrepresentation case against commercial seller concerning closing funds. Obtained favorable settlement.
  • Defended, as a member of trial team, software company and executive that in two-week trade secret and unfair competition trial resulting in a zero verdict and complete vindication of clients.
  • Defended software program manager in four-week federal jury trial involving trade secrets and defamation claims.

Speaking Engagements

  • "From Law Student to Young Lawyer," Southern District of Florida’s Federal Court Observer Program (June 2015)


  • University of Virginia School of Law (J.D., 2012)
  • Duke University (B.A., 2008)
  • University of Auckland
Bar Admissions
  • Florida
Court Admissions
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida
  • Florida State Courts


  • Summer Intern to The Honorable Richard J. Suarez, Florida Third District Court of Appeal (May-July 2010)
  • Research Assistant, International Bar Association, The Hague, Netherlands (December 2008-May 2009)
  • Intern, International Bar Association, The Hague, Netherlands (August-November 2008)


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