Charles Beall is one of just four Florida attorneys board certified in both civil trial and appellate practice by The Florida Bar Board of Legal Specialization. He is one of just two attorneys west of Tallahassee certified in appellate practice.
Mr. Beall has handled more than 200 appellate matters in state and federal courts, and has conducted more than 60 oral arguments, resulting in more than 50 published opinions. His appeals have included virtually all types of matters, from final judgments following jury and judge trials, to summary final judgments, to appeals from non-final orders to a variety of original proceedings and extraordinary writs. Mr. Beall has also advised numerous attorneys and clients on appellate options and the advisability of appeals, and has served as appellate counsel at several trials.
At the trial court level, Mr. Beall has represented hundreds of clients ranging from individuals to multinational corporations—including several Fortune 500 companies—in a wide variety of civil litigation, including products liability suits, contract claims, and insurance coverage disputes. His practice has included defending numerous class actions and mass torts. Mr. Beall has tried more than a dozen civil jury trials to verdict as lead counsel, and has served on the trial team of several multi-week trials.
Mr. Beall is active in bar activities at both the state and local levels. He currently serves on the Florida Bar Board of Legal Specialization and Education. He is a past chair of the Florida Bar’s Appellate Practice Certification Committee and served on the committee from 2004 through 2010. Mr. Beall served as president of the Escambia-Santa Rosa Bar Association in 2004-05 and president of the young lawyers’ division in 2001-02. He is a long time member of the Pensacola-American Inns of Court.
Mr. Beall is also actively involved in community organizations. He is currently on the board of directors for Lakeview Center, Inc. (a subsidiary of Baptist Healthcare), where he serves as secretary, and the Pensacola Symphony Orchestra, where he serves as treasurer. He is a former board member of the Rotary Club of Pensacola and has served on the finance committee and board of trustees for First United Methodist Church. He served as a member of the Escambia County Charter Commission from 2002-2004. In 2004, Mr. Beall was selected by the Pensacola Business Journal as one of 40 up-and-coming community leaders under the age of 40
Mr. Beall is a 1991 graduate of the University of Virginia School of Law and served on the editorial board of the Virginia Law Review. From 1991 through 1996, he was a trial attorney with the United States Department of Justice in Washington, D.C., where he specialized in government contract disputes and appellate litigation.
Areas of Practice:
Class Action Litigation
Personal Injury & Wrongful Death
General Civil Litigation
Appellate Practice, The Florida Bar Board of Legal Specialization, 2003
Civil Trial, The Florida Bar Board of Legal Specialization, 2009
U.S. District Court Northern District of Florida, 1996
U.S. District Court Southern District of Alabama, 1991
U.S. Court of Federal Claims, 1991
U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit, 1994
U.S. Court of Appeals 11th Circuit, 1998
University of Virginia School of Law, Charlottesville, Virginia, 1991
Law Review: Virginia Law Review, Editorial Board
University of Virginia, 1987
Honors: With Distinction
Professional Associations and Memberships:
Escambia-Santa Rosa Bar Association, 2001 – 2005
Member (President 2004-2005)
American Bar Association
The Florida Bar, Appellate Practice Section
The Alabama Bar
Florida Bar, Appellate Practice Certification Committee, 2004 – 2010
Member (Chair 2007-2008)
Past Employment Positions:
U.S. Department of Justice, Civil Division, Commercial Litigation Branch, Trial Attorney, 1991 – 1996