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lawyer , real estate broker

Charles B. Edwards, American lawyer, specializing in the field of Real Estate, Zoning, Planning and Land Use, Administrative Law, Banks and Banking. Member of Smoot Adams Edwards & Green, P.A.

Background

Edwards, Charles Berkley was born on March 1, 1942 in Bartow, Florida, United States. Son of Heard Milton and Frieda (Carlton) Edwards.

Education

Bachelor of Business Administration, University Florida, 1965. Juris Doctor, University Florida, 1968.

Career

Worked at Smoot Adams Edwards & Green, P.A. (Fort Myers, Florida) specializing in Appellate Practice, Banking and Financial Institutions, Business and Corporate Law, Business and Insurance Litigation, Claims Investigation/Adjustment, Construction Claims, Contracts, Environmental and Toxic Tort Claims, Estates and Trusts, Fidelity and Surety Law, Fire, Arson and Fraud, General Insurance Defense, Governmental Matters, Guardianship, Health and Hospital Law, Insurance Coverage Law, Intellectual Property, Labor and Employment, Life Accident and Health, Pension and Employee Benefits, Probate, Product Liability Claims, Professional Malpractice, Real Estate Law, Tax Matters, Workers Compensation, Wrongful Death and Personal Injury Claims. Admitted to the bar, 1968, Florida. Phi Delta Phi; Blue Key.

Counsel to the Florida Senate, 1969. Member: Florida Appellate Structure Commission, 1979. University of Florida Law Center Trustees (Emeritus).

Member, Second District Court of Appeals Judicial Nominating Commission, 1984-1988. Member, Board of Regents, 1988-1993, Vice-Chairman, 1989 and Chairman, 1990-1991, State University System of Florida. Member: Lee County and American Bar Associations.

The Florida Bar (Member: Board of Governors, Young Lawyers Section, 1972-1976. Board of Governors, 1976-1982). Smoot Adams Edwards & Green, P.A. has provided comprehensive legal services to Southwest Florida individuals and businesses for well over two decades.

The expansion of Southwest Florida has been phenomenal and the firm is committed to keeping pace with that growth. The firm has become one of the area's largest law firms and is dedicated to providing the legal services required by clients with increasingly complex needs.

Achievements

  • Bar: Florida 1968, United States District Court Florida 1968.

Membership

Member: Florida Appellate Structure Commission, 1979. University of Florida Law Center Trustees (Emeritus). Member, Second District Court of Appeals Judicial Nominating Commission, 1984-1988.

Member, Board of Regents, 1988-1993, Vice-Chairman, 1989 and Chairman, 1990-1991, State University System of Florida. Member: Lee County and American Bar Associations. The Florida Bar (Member: Board of Governors, Young Lawyers Section, 1972-1976.

Board of Governors, 1976-1982).

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Avocations: fishing, hunting, boating, golf.

Connections

Married Suzanne Hilliker, July 23, 1966. Children: Berk, Scott.

father:
Heard Milton Edwards

mother:
Frieda (Carlton) Edwards

spouse:
Suzanne Hilliker

children:
Berk Edwards

Scott Edwards