About Charles E. Reynolds, II
Chas graduated with his Doctor of Jurisprudence from Mercer University School of Law. Prior to joining Butler in 1994, he became a commissioned officer in the United States Air Force. There, he served as a judge advocate at several international military installations. During his assignment at Langley Air Force Base in...
Chas graduated with his Doctor of Jurisprudence from Mercer University School of Law. Prior to joining Butler in 1994, he became a commissioned officer in the United States Air Force. There, he served as a judge advocate at several international military installations. During his assignment at Langley Air Force Base in Virginia, he served as a prosecutor for the Eastern District of Virginia and represented the United States government.
Chas is the immediate past chair of the firms Construction Litigation Committee and also the current chair of the Construction Defect Committee for the International Association of Defense Council (IADC), which is the world's largest international organization of civil litigation attorneys. In 2014, he also worked as a faculty member at their prestigious Trial Academy at Stanford Law School. In the past, he has served on a number of steering committees for the Defense Research Institute and chaired a number of the organization's sub-committees. He is a frequent speaker for several national legal organizations, is involved with many charities, and serves on various boards in the Tampa Bay area.
•Named one of Tampa Bay's best defense attorneys by Tampa Bay Magazine, 2010
•One of Legal Leaders best defense attorneys in Tampa Bay, 2012, 2014 and 2015
•Recognized as a Top Lawyer by the Tampa Tribune in 2014 and 2015
September 14, 2015 PUBLICATION Lottery Tickets and Leaky Windows: Florida Courts Tackle Enforcement of Oral Contracts
Charles E. Reynolds and Troy Vuurens highlight two recent Florida cases involving claims to enforce oral agreements; the first to share lottery winnings and the second to issue a 10 year window warranty. In each case, the court examines the duration of performance in determining whether the oral contract falls within the scope of the Statute of Frauds.
April 01, 2012 PUBLICATION The Enhanced Injury Doctrine: How the Theory of Liability is Addressed in a Comparative Fault World
In certain motor vehicle accidents, there may be several potentially negligent factors, as well as several contributing causes to the injury of the plaintiff. The plaintiff himself may have been negligent, and this negligence could have contributed to causing some aspect of the injury.
May 01, 2007 PUBLICATION Nanotechnology: Promise or Pandora's Box?
What is Nanotech?
The accepted definition of nanotechnology is the design characterization, production and application of structures, devices and systems by controlling shape and size at nanometer scale. Nano products are literally the cutting edge of technology in a wide number of fields. One nanometer is one billionth of a meter, or for purposes of reference, one eighty thousandth of a human hair. Nanotechnology potentially allows the creation of new substances or products one atom at a time by moving and placing electrons. Current technology allows control over a single nano, which is smaller than a cell but larger than an atom. This creates an infinite combination of uses from medicine, to electronics, to more efficient energy and pollution controls.
September 01, 2006 PUBLICATION Most Favored Nation Clauses - The Ultimate Double Edged Sword
Until a few years ago, the term “Most Favored Nation” was a phrase restricted primarily to the world of international trade. However, with the upsurge in both class action and mass tort lawsuits, Most Favored Nation clauses (MFN), are increasingly used as a tool to encourage settlement.
November 02, 2015 BLOG POST WHAT THE SECOND DISTRICT GIVETH, THE SUPREME COURT TAKETH AWAY
On October 15, 2015, the Supreme Court of Florida quashed a Second District decision that ruled evidence of Medicare benefits was admissible under an exception to the collateral source rule.
September 08, 2014 BLOG POST The Tripartite Relationship and Unintended Consequences
It's not often an attorney has the opportunity to comment on a significant case, especially where he is also one of the subjects within the opinion itself. However, the recent decision of Western Heritage Ins. Co. v. Montana, WL 30557393, July 7, 2014, presents just such an opportunity.
October 07, 2015 EVENT 2015 DRI Annual Meeting
Green Building Products and Resulting Litigation
June 21, 2012 EVENT 9th Annual RIMKUS CE Seminar
Misrepresentation and Fraud
October 15, 2009 EVENT Emerging Issues In Defending The Green Building Claim
July 07, 2009 EVENT Litigating In A Recession Economy
IADC (International Association of Defense Counsel)
February 07, 2007 EVENT Nanotechnology
DRI Product Liability Conference
September 06, 2012 NEWS IADC Selects Special Projects Vice Chair
September 15, 2009 NEWS Butler Partner, Charles Reynolds, One of First Florida Attorneys to Obtain LEED Green Associate Certification