Private Law Practice specializing in Personal Injury, Commercial Litigation, Employment Law and Appellate Work:
Partner, Johnston & Hammond, 1995 to present
Associate and Partner, law firm of Taylor, Day & Rio, 1984-1994;
Law Clerk, Hon, John H. Moore, II, U.S. District Judge, Middle District of Florida, 1982- 1983
Assistant Public Defender, Fourth Judicial Circuit of Florida, 1978 - 1982

Florida Bar Board-Certified Civil Trial Specialist

Bar Admissions:
Florida Bar, 1978
U.S. Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit, 1983
U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida, 1983
U.S. District Court, Northern District of Florida, 1985
U.S. Supreme Court, 1985

Professional Associations:
Florida Bar Association
Florida Justice Association
Jacksonville Bar Association

"Personal Jurisdiction", Chapter 4, Federal Civil Procedure Before Trial: 11th Circuit, Vol. 1, Lawyers Cooperative Pub., 1998, Co-Author with Ada Hammond

B.A., with high honors, University of Florida, 1975
J.D., University of Florida, 1978

Born: Miami, Florida, 1951


Charles Johnston

Charles M. Johnston

 Charles M. JohnstonIn practice for over 25 years, Charles Johnston is an experienced civil trial attorney. He is one of the select Florida attorneys who have the right to be known as “legal experts dedicated to professional excellence” – earning this right after becoming board-certified as a specialist in civil trial law by the Florida Bar. He has successfully conducted more than 50 trials, representing both individuals and businesses in a wide range of civil claims. In addition to his career in civil trial law, his legal knowledge and expertise has been deepened and informed by his past experience as Law Clerk to John H. Moore II, U.S. District Judge for the Middle District of Florida, and by his four-year tenure as an Assistant Public Defender in the Fourth Judicial Circuit of Florida.

Charles Johnston graduated from the University of Florida in 1975, receiving a Bachelor of Arts degree with high honors. He then attended law school at the University of Florida, earning his J.D. at that institution in 1978. Admitted to the Florida Bar in that year, he is licensed to practice in the U.S. Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit, U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida, U.S. District Court, Northern District of Florida, and the U.S. Supreme Court.

Board Certified Civil Trail lawCharles Johnston is Certified as a Specialist in Civil Trial Law by The Florida Bar.