Charles W. Littell

Charles W. Littell

Of Counsel

clittell@bfmlaw.com

Mr. Littell has devoted his career to assisting clients in their estate planning, and in the difficult circumstances following the death of a family member. He brings over 40 years extensive experience in estate administration and complex disputes involving wills, trusts, estates, and guardianships. Mr. Littell is AV rated by Martindale-Hubbell, the highest peer review rating attainable from one of the nation’s most distinguished and oldest lawyer rating services.

He received his J.D. with honors in 1973 from the University of Florida, where he was an Executive Editor of the University of Florida Florida Law Review and a member of Phi Alpha Delta. Mr. Littell served in the United States Air Force from 1967 to 1971.

Mr. Littell is admitted to the Florida and Montana Bars, and is a member of the Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section of the Florida Bar. Mr. Littell served as an Adjunct Professor of Law at Nova University in 1975.

Mr. Littell is also a devoted husband, father, and grandfather. When time permits, he enjoys hiking the mountains and kayaking the rivers of northwest Montana with his friends and family.

AREAS OF PRACTICE

Estate Planning
Estate Administration
Guardianship
Probate, Trust, and Fiduciary Litigation

BAR ADMISSIONS

Florida, 1974
Montana, 1991
U.S. District Court Southern District of Florida

EDUCATION

University of Florida College of Law, Gainesville, Florida
– J.D., Doctor of Jurisprudence – 1973
– Honors: With Honors
– Law Review: University of Florida Florida Law Review, Executive Editor

St. Mary’s Seminary and University, Baltimore, Maryland
– B.A., Bachelor of Arts – 1968
– Honors: With Honors

PUBLISHED WORKS

In Re: Estate of Elizabeth H. Hillyer, Deceased, 664 So. 2d 361, 4th DCA Fla. 1995

HONORS AND AWARDS

Air Force Commendation Medal, 1974 – Present
AV rated by Martindale-Hubbell

PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS AND MEMBERSHIPS

Palm Beach County Bar Association, Member
Exceptional Student Education of Palm Beach County, Inc., Founding Member
Catholic Charities (Diocese of Palm Beach), Chairperson, Division of Elder Services Advisory Board
Florida Bar Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section, Member

PAST EMPLOYMENT POSITIONS

United States Air Force, 1968 – 1972
O’Connell & Cooper, P.A., Florida, Associate, 1974 – 1975
O’Connell, Cooper, Parrish & McBane, P.A., Florida, Shareholder, 1975 – 1982
Nova University College of Law, Adjunct Professor (Legal Writing), 1975 – 1978
Murphy, MacLaren, & Littell, P.A., Florida, Shareholder, 1982 – 1983
Charles W. Littell, P.A., Florida, Shareholder, 1983 – 1985
Quarles & Brady, LLP, Florida, Partner, 1985 – 1996
Holland & Knight, LLP, Florida, Partner, 1996 – 2003
Scruggs & Carmichael, Florida, Shareholder, 2003 – 2015

FRATERNITIES/SORORITIES

Phi Alpha Delta