Disciplined in Sophisticated Defense and Insurance Litigation

Charles Reynolds is a Partner at Butler in our Tampa office. He is the current Chairperson of the firm’s Liability department and past chair of the firm's Construction Litigation Committee. Chas has also served on the firm's Marketing Committee. He practices mainly in the areas of product liability, construction defect litigation, medical malpractice litigation, and the defense of toxic torts.

Chas graduated with his Doctorate of Jurisprudence from Mercer University School of Law. Prior to joining Butler in 1994, he became a commissioned officer in the United States Air Force. There, he served as a judge advocate at several international military installations. During his assignment at Langley Air Force Base in Virginia, he served as a prosecutor for the Eastern District of Virginia and represented the United States government.

Chas is the immediate past chair of the firms Construction Litigation Committee and also the current chair of the Construction Defect Committee for the International Association of Defense Council (IADC), which is the world's largest international organization of civil litigation attorneys. In 2014, he also worked as a faculty member at their prestigious Trial Academy at Stanford Law School. In the past, he has served on a number of steering committees for the Defense Research Institute and chaired a number of the organization's sub-committees. He is a frequent speaker for several national legal organizations, is involved with many charities, and serves on various boards in the Tampa Bay area.


  • Florida


  • Named one of Tampa Bay's best defense attorneys by Tampa Bay Magazine, 2010
  • One of Legal Leaders best defense attorneys in Tampa Bay, 2012
  • Recognized as a Top Lawyer by the Tampa Tribune in 2014 and 2015


  • Mercer University
    Bachelor of Arts
  • Mercer University
    Doctorate of Jurisprudence


  • United States Court of Military Appeals
  • United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida
  • United States District Court Middle District of Florida
April 01, 2012 PUBLICATIONThe Enhanced Injury Doctrine: How the Theory of Liability is Addressed in a Comparative Fault World

In certain motor vehicle accidents,there may be several potentially negligent factors, as well as several contributing causes to the injury of the plaintiff. The plaintiff himself may have been negligent, and this negligence could have contributed to causing some aspect of the injury.

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May 01, 2007 PUBLICATIONNanotechnology: Promise or Pandora's Box?

What is Nanotech?

The accepted definition of "nanotechnology" is "the design characterization, production and application of structures, devices and systems by controlling shape and size at nanometer scale." Nano products are literally the cutting edge of technology in a wide number of fields. One nanometer is one billionth of a meter, or for purposes of reference, one eighty thousandth of a human hair. Nanotechnology potentially allows the creation of new substances or products one atom at a time by moving and placing electrons. Current technology allows control over a single "nano," which is smaller than a cell but larger than an atom. This creates an infinite combination of uses from medicine, to electronics, to more efficient energy and pollution controls.

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September 01, 2006 PUBLICATIONMost Favored Nation Clauses – "The Ultimate Double Edged Sword"

Until a few years ago, the term “Most Favored Nation” was a phrase restricted primarily to the world of international trade. However, with the upsurge in both class action and mass tort lawsuits, Most Favored Nation clauses (MFN), are increasingly used as a tool to encourage settlement.

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Blog Posts

September 08, 2014 BLOG POSTThe Tripartite Relationship and Unintended Consequences
The Tripartite Relationship and Unintended Consequences
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June 21, 2012 EVENT9th Annual RIMKUS CE Seminar
9th Annual RIMKUS CE Seminar
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October 15, 2009 EVENTEmerging Issues In Defending The Green Building Claim
Emerging Issues In Defending The Green Building Claim
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July 07, 2009 EVENTLitigating In A Recession Economy
Litigating In A Recession Economy
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February 07, 2007 EVENTNanotechnology
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Key Points
Practice Area CASE TYPE
  • Architecture - Malpractice
  • Psychiatric/Psychological Malpractice
  • Silica - Environmental Liability
  • Silica - Toxic Tort
  • Negligent Security - Violent Crimes
  • Toxic Tort - Lead
  • International Law
  • Products Liability - Automobile
  • Lead - Poisoning
  • Malpractice - Architecture
  • Malpractice - Engineering
  • Mass Torts
  • Manufacturer Liability
  • Manufacturer Liability - Drugs
  • Manufacturer Liability - Medical Devices
  • Medical Devices - Manufacturer Liability
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Motor Vehicle Claims
  • Negligent Hiring
  • Negligent Supervision
  • Nursing Home Defense
  • Products Liability
  • Automobile Negligence
  • Catastrophic Loss
  • Chemicals - Environmental Liability
  • Chemicals - Toxic Tort
  • Complex Liability Litigation
  • Environmental Liability - Mold
  • Environmental Liability - Silica
  • Environmental Liability - Lead
  • Environmental Liability - Chemicals
  • Asbestos
  • Automobile Claims
  • BI (Bodily Injury)
  • Explosions
  • General Casualty Litigation
  • Heavy Equipment Claims
  • Products Liability - Equipment Losses
  • Isocyanates - Environmental Liability
  • Isocyanates - Toxic Tort
  • Mold - Environmental Liability
  • Mold - Toxic Tort
  • Premises Liability
  • Products Liability - Pipe Failures
  • Professional Liability
  • Professional Malpractice - Psychiatric/Psychological
  • Catastrophic Injuries
  • Commercial General Liability
  • Crop Losses
  • Products Liability - Consumer Products (All Types)
  • Professional Malpractice - Medical
  • Toxic Torts
  • Third Party Liability
  • Construction Defect Litigation
  • Casualty Defense Litigation