PH. 904.356.1306

Charles M. Trippe, Jr.

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Areas of Practice

  • Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Civil Litigation
  • Transportation Law


  • Columbia College A.B.,
  • Columbia Law School J.D.,
  • Columbia University


  • Florida (1995)
  • New York (1980)
  • Massachusetts (1980)
  • United States Courts of Appeal for the First, Second, Third, Eleventh and Federal Circuits
  • United States District Courts for the Middle District of Florida, the Southern District of Florida, the Northern District of Florida, the Southern District of New York, the Eastern District of New York, the District of Massachusetts, the Northern District of Ohio, and the District of the District of Columbia

Charlie Trippe is Of Counsel to the Firm, having been a partner of the Firm from 2001 to 2011 and from 2012 to 2017.
After nearly fifteen years of civil litigation practice with major law firms, he became the chief litigation counsel of one of the country’s largest freight railroads from 1994 through 2001. He joined the Firm in 2001, continuing to practice in the area of civil litigation. In addition to his years with the Firm, he served as General Counsel to both the Governor of Florida and the Attorney General of Florida, and as the Chief Counsel of the Federal Aviation Administration. He is a Florida Supreme Court Certified Circuit Civil Mediator, as well as an experienced arbitrator.

Associations/ Memberships/ Distinctions

  • Former General Counsel Florida Attorney General Ashley Moody, 2020-2022
  • Former Chief Counsel Federal Aviation Association, 2017-2019
  • Former Member Judicial Nominating Commission United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida, 2013-2016
  • Former General Counsel Florida Governor Rick Scott, 2011-2012
  • Former Chair Florida Bar Grievance Committee B (Fourth Judicial Circuit), 2003-2006