Charles Wiggins, Esq.

                                         Charlie Wiggins is a partner in Beggs & Lane's litigation group and represents companies and individuals in tort claims and

business disputes.  He also handles criminal cases.  He is Board Certified by the Florida Bar in Civil Trial Law, and has tried over 75 civil and criminal jury trials.

Mr. Wiggins has defended a wide variety of personal injury and wrongful death claims involving product defects, industrial accidents, premises liability, automobile/truck accidents and nursing home claims.  He has also successfully prosecuted and defended many types of business disputes in the fields of banking, real estate development, energy and health care.

Mr. Wiggins is a member of the Florida Bar, and he is admitted to practice before all Florida state courts.  He is also admitted to practice before the United States District Court for the Northern District of Florida, the United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida and the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit. 

Mr. Wiggins received his bachelors degree, magna cum laude, in 1991 from Florida State University .  He received his J.D. in 1994, with honors, from the University of Florida College of Law.  Before joining Beggs & Lane, he was a felony prosecutor with the Office of State Attorney.

Areas of Practice

  • Personal Injury Defense
  • Automobile Accidents and Injuries
  • Premises Liability
  • Products Liability
  • Health Care Contracts
  • Hospital Law
  • Nursing Home Litigation
  • Insurance Defense
  • Utility Law
  • Telecommunications Law
  • Public Utility Law
  • Contract Litigation
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Business Law
  • Corporate Law
  • Banking Law
  • Criminal Law
  • Felonies
  • Misdemeanors

Certified Legal Specialties

  • Civil Trial Law, The Florida Bar, 2008

Bar Admissions

  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court Northern District of Florida, 2009
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 11th Circuit, 2004
  • U.S. District Court Middle District of Florida, 2004
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Florida, 1998
  • Florida, 1995

Education

  • University of Florida College of Law, Gainesville, Florida
    • J.D. (With Honors) - 1994
  • Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL
    • B.S. (Magna Cum Laude) - 1991
    • Major: Public Relations

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Escambia-Santa Rosa Bar Association, Member
  • American Bar Association, Member, 1996 - Present
  • The Florida Bar, Sections on Trial Lawyers, Criminal Law, Member, 1995 - Present

Past Employment Positions

  • Office of the State Attorney, First Judicial Circuit, Assistant State Attorney, 1995 - 1997
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