Charles Leo is a Board Certified Attorney practicing in Central Florida. Charles H Leo is a longtime Central Florida resident who left only to finish his education at Florida State University. Charles Leo practiced as an Insurance Lawyer before starting his own law firm on January 1, 1997.
Prior to attending College and Law School at Florida State University, Charles Leo was raised in Cocoa Beach Florida. At Cocoa Beach High School, Charles Leo played Football, Basketball & Baseball, while being voted “Most Likely to Succeed” & Senior Class President. Charles Leo’s senior class football team won the only District Championship in Cocoa Beach history, and he remains an ardent supporter of his Alma Mater. Charles Leo was awarded the prestigious honor of a National Merit Scholarship and Florida Academic Scholarship to F.S.U. The National Merit program is awarded to students who score in the top fraction of the top 1% of students who have taken the PSAT & SAT.
Charles Leo continued his achievements at F.S.U., where he was chosen as a Seminole Ambassador while distinguishing himself in his fraternity and the Intramural fields before heading to Law School. At Law School, he was one of 6 members of his class chosen through competition to the Moot Court/Mock Trial Team. In addition, Charles Leo earned the privilege of handling Jury Trials and Non-Jury Trials before he ever left Law school through an internship at the State Attorney’s Office.
After graduating early from Law School in December 1991, Charles Leo was sworn into the Florida Bar at age 24, after which he took a position with the firm of Zimmerman, Shuffield, Kiser & Sutcliffe, an insurance defense firm that promised him trial work as part of the job offer. After 4 and half years of representing Employers & Insurance companies all over the State Of Florida, Charles Leo chose to start his own firm on 1/1/1997. Charles Leo has been devoted to helping people ever since.
Achievements, Awards, and Associations
Charles Leo is a member of the Florida and Orange County Bar Association, the Florida Workers’ Advocates, and the Central Florida Trial Lawyers, the Florida Justice Association, and the Workers Compensation Section of the Florida Bar.
Board Certified is the highest classification by the Florida Bar. Charles Leo is currently serving his 5th five-year term as a Board Certified Attorney. Charles Leo was first Board Certified in 1998 as a specialist in Workers’ Compensation. As a Board Certified attorney, Charles Leo offers aggressive representation in your injury case. The Florida Bar ONLY allows Board Certified Lawyers to hold themselves out as EXPERTS, and only a small fraction of all lawyers in Florida are Board Certified.
Charles Leo is AV rated by Martindale-Hubbell, which is once again the HIGHEST rating a lawyer can receive for ethics, competence in law, and professionalism as chosen by other Lawyers.
Charles Leo has been found to be a FLORIDA SUPERLAWYER by Law & Politics since 2008. Once again, only 5% of ALL lawyers in Florida are given this honor.
The National Trial Lawyers have named Charles Leo as one of the TOP 100 TRIAL LAWYERS, chosen by the Nation’s best lawyers.
Charles Leo has been named to several “Top Lawyers in Florida” lists, as well as “Top Lawyers in Orlando” from American Heritage, Orlando Home & Leisure. In addition, Charles Leo was chosen for inclusion in the prestigious National Register’s “Who’s Who Among Business and Professional Achievers”
- Awarded Florida Super Lawyer 2008
- Board Certified Since 1998
- Super Lawyer Since 2008
Married with 2 children, Charles Leo’s free time is spent with his family, fishing or playing/coaching sports. Surfing is a lifelong hobby he still attempts when the fish aren’t biting.
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The Board Certification Advantage
In 1998, Attorney Charles H. Leo was designated as a Board Certified Workers’ Compensation Lawyer. With over 107,000 Florida lawyers there are only 189 with this prestigious certification and Mr. Leo is one of them. Board certified lawyers are legal experts who have met the Florida Bar’s highest standards for special knowledge, skills and proficiency in various areas of law and professionalism and ethics in the practice of law. If you are injured on the job and in need of an attorney, contact Mr. Leo today for a free consultation at 407-839-1160.