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Charles Rickman Stack, lawyer. Bar: Florida 1960, United States District Court (southern district) Florida 1960, United States District Court (middle district) Florida, United States District Court (northern district) Florida, United States Court Appeals (11th circuit) 1986, Supreme Court of the United States Court Florida. Named a Florida Super Lawyer, Super Lawyers, 2007, 2008; named Democratic of Year, Florida, 1995.


Stack, Charles Rickman was born on September 26, 1935. Son of John Joseph and Caroline (Rickman) Stack.


University of Florida (Bachelor of Science in Business Administration). University of Florida (Juris Doctor).


Worked at High, Stack, Lazenby, Maxwell & Platt (Miami, Florida) specializing in General Civil and Appellate Practice and Litigation in all State and Federal Courts. Personal Injury, Wrongful Death, Products Liability and Medical Malpractice Law, Civil Rights, Discrimination. Admitted to the bar, 1960, Florida.

Phi Delta Phi. Nominee, United States. Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit, 1995. Chairman, Judicial Nominating Commission, 11th Judicial Circuit, 1970-1976.

Member, Florida Lawyers Action Committee, 1979—. Founder National Lawyers for Public Justice, 1982. Member, President's Club, Florida State University, 1982—.

Mediator, Eleventh Judicial Circuit, 1985-1986. Secretary, United States. District Court, Southern District of Florida, Peer Review Committee.

Member, Committee on Products, General Liability and Consumer Law, American Bar Association. Chairman: Judicial Tenure Committee, 1972-1973. Legislative Committee, Eleventh Circuit, 1978-1979, The Florida Bar.

Diplomate "M" Club, The Association of Trial Lawyers of America, 1974-1986. Diplomate, Florida Academy of Trial Lawyers. Member, Panel of Arbitrators, American Arbitration Association.

Member: Brevard County, Hillsborough County and Dade County Bar Associations. Texas Trial Lawyers Association. American Judicature Society.

Roscoe Pound Foundation. Certified as a Civil Trial Advocate by the National Board of Trial Advocacy (Diplomate). American Board of Trial Advocates (Diplomate).

(Board Certified Civil Trial Lawyer, Florida Bar Board of Legal Specialization and Education). High, Stack, Lazenby, Palahach & del Amo was founded in January 1962 by Robert King High, Charles R. Stack, and Edward B. Davis. High, in addition to being the mayor of Miami for 12 years and the Democratic nominee for Governor of the State of Florida in 1967, was a well-known lawyer in the South Florida community.

"Ned" Davis also an outstanding and well known lawyer, participated in the building of the law firm until he was appointed by President Jimmy Carter to the United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida in 1979. The law firm's list of clients spans the entire East Coast of Florida, Central Florida and the West Coast from Tampa South. The firm has offices in Melbourne and Coral Gables, Miami, Florida.


Member City of Miami Downtown Development Authority, 1979—1982. Trustee Real Property Investment Trust, 1980—2006. Campaign finance chairman Florida Presidential Campaign for Clinton, 1992, national co-chairman, 1992.

Trustee National Democratic Party, 1993—1996. Dade County campaign chairman Reubin Askew for Governor, 1970, Steve Clark for Mayor, 1972. Member president's council University Florida, Trusler Society, President's Club.

Chairman Florida Judicial Nominations Commission for 11th Circuit, 1970—1976, chairman, 1995—1996. Member Florida Constitution Revision Committee, 1968. Chairman Florida Corporation Income Tax Committee, 1972.

Conference chairman University Florida, Trusler Society, President's Club, 1994. Fellow: National Board Trial Advocacy (diplomate). Member: Association of Trial Lawyers of America, American Bar Association, Multi Million Dollar Advisers Forum, Florida Super Lawyers, Association Trial Lawyers, Million Dollar Advisers Forum, Brevard County Bar Association, Dade County Bar Association, Committee of 100, Dade County Trial Lawyers, Texas Trial Lawyers, Academy Florida Trial Lawyers, Lawyers for Public Justice (founding member), Leading American Attorneys, Bar Register of Pre-eminent Lawyers, Florida Bar Association, American Board Trial Advocacy (fellow and emeritus 2004), Premier Lawyers-Verdict Club, University Florida President's Club.


Married Barbara Alice Levine, October 12, 1963. Children: Caroline K., Kevin C., Constance K.