CHARLES S. BRUMBY


Based in the Jacksonville office, Charles Brumby represents banks, contractors, commercial landlords, and creditors in litigation throughout Florida. Charles recognizes that no two commercial lawsuits are the same, and that each matter demands its own unique approach. Having begun his legal career with the Miami-Dade Public Defender’s office, Charles uses his extensive trial experience to begin preparing business disputes for trial from their inception. From his years of representing institutional clients, Charles understands the value of obtaining positive results while minimizing costs and risks throughout the litigation process.

Representative Engagements

 


  • Obtained summary judgment for lender against business and guarantor, overcoming the debtors’ fraud defenses. Won dismissal of the debtors’ direct appeal on jurisdictional grounds. Successfully defended appeal of trial court’s refusal to reissue judgment to allow debtors to timely appeal. Darren Payne, M.D., LLC, et al. v. Cadence Bank, N.A., 2020 WL 1649695 (Fla. 5th DCA, July 25, 2019).
  • Represented contractor in jury trial against property owner. Prevailed on contractor’s claims against owner for nonpayment, as well as on contractor’s defenses to owner’s claims for fraudulent lien. Won severed foreclosure bench trial, obtained all attorneys’ fees and costs incurred by client, and acquired title to property at issue for client following foreclosure sale.
  • Prevailed on defendant business’s motion for judgment as a matter of law, filed after multiple-week federal jury trial on competitor’s unfair business competition claim, nullifying the vast majority of substantial jury verdict.
  • Successfully collected entire sum of several large unsecured judgments obtained by subcontractor against contractors that failed to pay for services rendered.
  • Obtained judgment featuring permanent injunction preventing competitor from contacting client’s customers, and discharging an alleged substantial debt claimed by client’s competitor.
  • Defended a transferee in a unique dispute regarding ownership of hundreds of thousands of dollars of funds from wire transfers. Prevailed on summary judgment, on direct appeal, on entitlement to attorneys’ fees, and on appeal of the order granting entitlement to attorneys’ fees. Gazarian v. Pino, 182 So. 3d 654 (Fla. 3d DCA 2015); Castiglioni v. Pino, 207 So. 3d 337 (Fla. 3d DCA 2016).
  • Represented creditor with unsatisfied judgments in excess of one million dollars against a business and individual. Prosecuted fraudulent transfer claims against insiders and other entities. Obtained favorable resolution for client.
  • Defended a bank against a customer’s allegation that the bank improperly froze his account and withdrew a significant amount of funds without his authorization. Obtained a dismissal with prejudice at the pleading stage. Intertech Trading Corp. v. JP Morgan Chase Bank, N.A., 17-21091-CIV, 2017 WL 7792705 (S.D. Fla. Aug. 28, 2017).
  • Defended business in class action lawsuit brought by consumers for selling allegedly defective products. Obtained dismissal at the pleading stage. Koski v. Carrier Corp., CV16-25372-CIV, 2017 WL 9324356 (S.D. Fla. Aug. 18, 2017).
  • Successfully represented a bank in a federal lawsuit brought by its customers alleging that significant funds were wired from their account without authorization.
  • Defended a developer and its affiliates in a series of lawsuits brought by purchasers arising out of unsuccessful real estate transactions.
  • Brought lawsuit on behalf of a broker against an international real estate conglomerate for refusing to pay a multi-million dollar commission as part of a large, multi-state transaction.

Professional Recognition

 


  • Florida “Super Lawyers” Rising Star, 2017 — 2021

Professional and Civil Activities and Memberships

 


  • The Florida Bar

Court Admissions

 


  • Florida State Courts
  • U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Florida

Background

 


  • Miami-Dade Assistant Public Defender, 2011 — 2013

Education

 


  • University of Miami, J.D., 2010, magna cum laude
  • University of Georgia, B.A., English, 2007