Charles P. Pillans, III
ATTORNEY AT LAW, DIRECTOR SINCE 1972 

Charles P. Pillans, III

ATTORNEY AT LAW, DIRECTOR SINCE 1972 

Charles P. Pillans, III received both his undergraduate and law degrees from the University of Florida, where he was a member of Florida Blue Key. While in law school, he was executive editor of the Law Review and a member with his partner, John DeVault, of the moot court team. He graduated with honors and with an appointment to the Order of the Coif and a membership in Phi Beta Phi. Mr. Pillans joined the Bedell Firm in 1966. He then joined the State Attorney’s Office in 1970 as a member of the Special Prosecution Unit to investigate and prosecute organized and other complex crimes, but returned to the Bedell Firm in 1972.

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AREA OF PRACTICE

– Complex Civil Litigation 
– White Collar Criminal Defense
– Estates and Trust Litigation

BAR ADMISSIONS

– Florida, 1967
– U.S. Supreme Court, 1971 
– U.S. District Court, Northern, Southern, and Middle Districts of Florida

HONORS & AWARDS

– The Best Lawyers in America
– Chambers USA, Leading Lawyers in Florida in General Commercial Litigation
– Florida Legal Elite
– Florida Super Lawyers
– Martindale-Hubbell AV
– Master of the Bench, Chester Bedell Inn of Court

EDUCATION

– University of Florida College of Law, Gainesville, Florida, 1966, J.D. 
    (With Honors); Order of the Coif, Member of Moot Court Team; 
    University of Florida Law Review, Executive Editor
– University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida, 1962, B.A.

PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS & MEMBERSHIPS

– Florida Board of Bar Examiners, Member 1979-1985, Chairman 1984-1985
– Florida First District Court of Appeal
    Judicial Nominating Commission, 1988-1992, Chairman 1992
– The Florida Bar, Professional Ethics Committee
    in Civil Cases, 1995-2002, Chairman 2002
– Supreme Court Committee on Standard Jury Instructions, 1999-2004
– American College of Trial Lawyers, Fellow 1985-present
– American Board of Trial Advocates, Associate 2004-present

PAST EMPLOYMENT POSITIONS

– State Attorney’s Office, Member, Special Prosecution Unit 1970-1972

FRATERNITIES/SORORITIES

– Alpha Tau Omega 
– Phi Kappa Phi 
– Phi Beta Phi