PH. 904.356.1306

Partner

Charles M. Trippe Jr.

Contact information cmtrippe@mppkj.com

904.421.8446

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Areas of Practice

  • Class action defense
  • Complex civil litigation
  • Constitutional litigation
  • Mediation and arbitration
  • Product liability and personal injury defense
  • Railroad law

Education

  • Columbia College A.B., cum laude, 1979
  • Columbia Law School J.D., 1979

Admissions

  • Florida (1995)
  • New York (1980)
  • Massachusetts (1980)
  • U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit
  • U.S. Court for Appeals for the Federal Circuit

Having served as partner at a national law firm and the chief litigator of a major railroad, Charles Trippe brought a wealth of diverse legal experience when he joined the firm in 2001. Since then, he has concentrated on complex civil litigation.

During his career, Mr. Trippe has prepared and tried complex cases, advised corporate and government leaders at the highest levels, and managed complex litigation in many jurisdictions. In his first 15 years of private practice, he focused on securities, antitrust, intellectual property, breach of contract and product liability litigation. He was named a partner of Jones Day (New York) in 1990. In 1994, he joined CSX Transportation, Inc., rising to General Counsel-Litigation, managing and directing the company’s complex and high-risk litigation.

In 2011 and 2012, he served as General Counsel to Governor Rick Scott. Mr. Trippe represented the Governor in constitutional litigation, advised him on a wide variety of issues, served as the chief ethics officer for the Executive Office of Governor, and liaised with the general counsels of executive agencies on many difficult legal matters.

Associations/ Memberships/ Distinctions

  • Jacksonville Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • Federal Bar Association, Jacksonville Chapter
  • Former Chair, Florida Bar Grievance Committee (Fourth Judicial Circuit)
  • National Association of Railroad Trial Counsel
  • American Arbitration Association Roster of Neutrals (Commercial Panel)
  • Certified Circuit and County Court Mediator

Awards / Recognitions

  • Columbia Law School, Stone Scholar
  • Columbia Law School, Teaching Fellow – Property
  • AV Preeminent rating, Martindale-Hubbell