David H. Charlip, the principal of Charlip Law Group, LC, is one of only 101 Board Certified Civil Trial Lawyers in Miami-Dade, with over 39 years of litigation experience.
Mr. Charlip is also one of only 136 Florida Civil Law Notaries. He has managed and litigated cases across the country in states such as Florida, California, Washington, Missouri, South Dakota, New York, Wyoming, Nevada, Indiana, Massachusetts, New Jersey, Illinois, Maine, Louisiana, and New Hampshire, to name a few.
Mr. Charlip has a reputation as an innovator and a leader in such areas as Mortuary and Funeral Law, Civil and Corporate Litigation, Real Estate Law, Foreclosure Defense, Consumer Law, Cruise Ship Injury, Personal Injury, and Nursing Home litigation, on both the individual level and in class or collective actions.
As a thought leader in many areas of the law, he is a sought after speaker and frequent resource for the media, featured in The New York Times, Newsweek, Florida Trend, Channel 7 news, Miami Herald, Sun Sentinel, and Palm Beach Post to name a few.
Mr. Charlip has a primary goal – high quality, innovative legal work based on the cutting edge of the law that places the client’s needs first and wins cases. Throughout his legal career, Mr. Charlip has always advanced and secured his client’s interests with high integrity by adapting and even helping create laws to his client’s unique circumstances and positions. Charlip Law Group, LC, embodies and advances that philosophy while continuing Mr. Charlip’s standards of high quality legal representation.
Mr. Charlip received his Juris Doctor degree from the University of Florida with Honors where he was the Executive Editor of the University of Florida Law Review. He is admitted to both the Florida and New Jersey Bar, and is admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida, including Trial Bar, Middle District of Florida, District of New Jersey, the Eighth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals and the Eleventh Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals. Mr. Charlip is the author of numerous scholarly articles and is known nationwide.
EducationLegalUNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA COLLEGE OF LAW.Juris Doctor,with honors (June,1981).Activities:Executive Editor,Law Review (1980-81).Law Clerk, University of Florida Staff Attorney’s Office (1981).UndergraduateUNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA.Bachelor of Arts (June, 1978).Major: Political Science.Activities: Delta Chi Fraternity.Employment
CHARLIP LAW GROUP, LC, Manager/ Principal (December 2002 – Date). Both state and federal court, trial and appellate experience in the area of pharmaceutical, products liability, commercial, class action and real estate litigation.
ROBLES LAW CENTER, LC, Attorney (January 2001 – November, 2002). Both state and federal court experience in mass-tort litigation which principally included asbestos, pharmaceutical, financial and environmental litigation.
DAVID H. CHARLIP, P.A., Shareholder (January 1990 – December, 2001). Represented numerous institutional and financial clients in commercial litigation matters and represented individuals in personal injury cases.
FITZGERALD, CHARLIP, DELGADO, BEFELER, & PORTUONDO, P.A., Partner (August 1991 – March, 1994). Represented numerous institutional and financial clients in commercial litigation, subrogation, financial and collection matters and represented individuals in personal injury cases and asbestos.
MARTINEZ, CHARLIP, DELGADO & BEFELER, Partner (September 1987 – August, 1991). Represented numerous institutional and financial clients in commercial litigation
BARRANCO, KELLOUGH, KIRCHER & CHARLIP, P.A., Associate and Partner (August, 1982 – September 21, 1987). Represented numerous institutional and financial clients in commercial litigation matters.
SPARBER, SHEVIN, ROSEN, SHAPO & HEILBRONNER, P.A., Associate (June 1981 – August, 1982). Represented numerous institutional and financial clients in commercial litigation matters.
PODHURST, ORSECK & PARKS, P.A., Law Clerk (June – September, 1980).
Florida (Nov. 1981); New Jersey (Dec. 1982); United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida (Jan. 1982); United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida Trial Bar (Aug. 1985); United States District Court for the District of New Jersey (Dec. 1982); Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals (Feb. 1982).
Florida Bar (Nov. 1981 – Present); American Bar Association (Nov. 1982 – 1993); State delegate to National A.B.A. Convention (Aug. 1987); Dade County Bar Association (Nov. 1981 – 1993), DCBA, Young Lawyers Division, (Board member 1985-86; Treasurer 1987-88); Dade County Trial Lawyers (September 1982 – 1995); Sustaining Member, American Trial Lawyers Association.
CertificationsFlorida Board Certified Civil Trial LawyerFlorida Supreme Court Certified Circuit Civil MediatorFlorida Civil Law NotaryFlorida Supreme Court Approved ArbitratorPublications
TORTS: INDEMNITY: MANUFACTURER OF DEFECTIVE PRODUCT PRECLUDED FROM COMMON LAW INDEMNITY AGAINST EMPLOYER OF INJURED PARTY, Houdaille Industries v. Edwards, 374 So.2d 490 (Fla. 1979), Vol. XXXII U. FLA. L.R. 345 (Winter 1980); INVESTIGATING OFFICER TESTIMONY: ADMISSABLE TO IMPEACH? Vol. LX, No. 4 FLA. BAR J. 77 (April 1986).
Commentary, Time to Take Sexual Harrassment Out of the Closet, SOUTH FLORIDA BUSINESS JOURNAL (May 27, 1991).
Commercial, Construction, Banking, Real Estate, Insurance, Property Damage, Subrogation, Maritime, Personal Injury, Wrongful Death, Class Action, Pharmaceutical, Employment, Mortuary, Products Liability Litigation, Arbitration and Mediation
Trials and Appeals in all Courts.