Bachelor, U. Florida, 1962; Juris Doctor, U. Florida, 1966.
Associate, Bedell, Bedell, Dittmar, Smith & Zehmer, Jacksonville, Florida, 1966-1970; assistant state attorney 4th judicial circuit, Jacksonville, 1970-1972; assistant general counsel, City of Jacksonville, 1972; partner, Bedell, Dittmar, DeVault Pillans & Coxe, P.A., Jacksonville, since 1972. Member Florida Board Bar Examiners, Tallahassee, 1979-1984, chairman, 1983-1984. Member Judicial Nominating Commission, 1988-1992, chairman, 1990-1991, 1st District Court Appeal, Tallahassee, 1988-1992, chairman, 1990-1991.
Master Chester Bedell Inn of Court. Fellow American College Trial Lawyers, American Bar Association. Member American Bar Foundation, Florida Bar Association (chairman professional ethics committee since 1998).
Married Judith Hart, July 6, 1963. Children: Charles Palmer IV, Helen Hart.