Before starting his own practice, Charles Curtis was a partner for more than 27 years in Doumar, Allsworth, Laystrom, Voigt, Wachs, Adair & Bosack, LLP, one of Fort Lauderdale’s oldest and most respected law firms. Prior to becoming an attorney, he served our country in the United States Marine Corps and the United States Army as an officer.

He is a member in good standing in state and local bar associations, as well as in the Association of Professional Responsibility Lawyers. He is admitted to practice trial law and appellate law in all Florida courts, the United States District Court for the Southern District, and the United States 11th Circuit Court of Appeals.

Areas of Practice

Litigation Percentage

80 percent of Mr. Curtis’ practice is devoted to litigation or matters related to litigation

Bar Admissions

Florida, 1974

All trial and appellate courts of Florida; including, the Florida Supreme Court

U.S. District Court Southern District of Florida, 1975

U.S. Court of Appeals 11th Circuit


Florida State University College of Law, Tallahassee, Florida

Florida State University, Tallahassee, Florida
B.A. – 1968
Major: Philosophy

Teaching Experience


Representative Cases

Hitchcock v. Proudfoot Consulting Co., 4D09-20 Nov. 20, 2009 WL3618086; 34 Fla. L. Weekly D2259
Florida Board of Bar Examiners v. M.R.B., SC08-607 Fla. (2008)
George Meyers v. State of Florida, 08-01 AC10A (Cir. 2008)
The Florida Bar v. Ronald Robert Torres, 968 So. 2d 558 (Fla. 2008)
Mazza v. Rose Media Group, 937 So. 2d 307 (Fla. 4th DCA 2006)
Rodriguez v. Bernardo, 905 So. 2d 144 (Fla. 4th DCA 2005)
Mazza v. Santoni, 855 So. 2d 710 (Fla. 4th DCA 2003)
Pompano Beach v. Ross Shulmister, 821 So. 2d 293 (Fla 2002)
Ryan v. DBPR, 798 So. 2d 36 (Fla. 4th DCA 2001)
Joda v. Nussbaum, 793 So. 2d 963 (Fla. 4th DCA 2001)
Heifetz v. DBR, 475 So.2d 1271 (Fla. 1st DCA 1985)
Hymowitz v. Drath, 567 So.2d 540 (Fla. 4th DCA 1990)
Central Fla. Distr. v. DBR, 324 So.2d 143 (Fla. 1st DCA 1976)
Estate of Edwards, 566 So.2d 1345 (Fla. 4th DCA 1990)
Ryan v. DBPR, 798 So.2d 36 (Fla. 4th DCA 2001)
4245 Corp. v. City, 473 So.2d 12 (Fla. 4th DCA 1985)
Shaffer v. Ricci, 603 So.2d 566 (Fla. 4th DCA 1992)
Gessler v. DBPR, 627 So.2d 501 (Fla. 4th DCA 1993)
Paskoski v. Johnson, 626 So.2d 338 (Fla. 4th DCA 1993)