J. CHARLES INGRAM was born in Cincinnati, Ohio. He was admitted to the Florida Bar in 1982 and is admitted before the United States District Court, Middle, Southern and Northern Districts of Florida and the United States Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit. He received his B.A. in 1979 from the University of South Florida and his J.D., with honors, in 1982 from Florida State University. While at Florida State University, he served as Articles and Notes Editor for the Florida State University Law Review 1980 – 1981. He has served as Adjunct Faculty, Rollins College, 1992 – 1993, Valencia Community College, 1995, and University of Central Florida, 2002 - 2017. From 2003 – Present, he has acted as a faculty member (and program co-chair 2014 – present) at the Advanced Trial Advocacy Program operated by The Florida Bar Trial Lawyers Section and hosted by the University of Florida Levin College of Law. In 2001, he was awarded the Bennett Scholarship by the Trial Lawyers Section of the Florida Bar to attend the Advanced International Trial Advocacy Program at Keble College, Oxford, England.
From 2009 – 2016, Mr. Ingram served as a member of the Florida Supreme Court's Committee on Standard Jury Instructions (Civil); and as a member of The Florida Bar Civil Trial Law Certification Committee, 2012 – Present (2016 Vice Chair and 2017 Chair). From 2014 – Present, Mr. Ingram has served on the Executive Council of the Trial Lawyers Section of the Florida Bar. From 2011 – 2015, Mr. Ingram served on the Board of Directors of the Florida Defense Lawyers Association and was awarded the 2015 FDLA President's Award as "Defense Lawyer of the Year."
Mr. Ingram's publications include: "...And The Walls Came Tumbling Down: Applying Strict Liability to Real Property Improvements," published at 1 Products Liability: Commentary and Cases 8, January 1987; "The Subject of Money," Preparing for Trial, Desk Reference Manual, and "Trying the Medical Malpractice Claim," both published by National Education Network, (1993); "For All You Do, This Chart's For You," published in both the Florida Hospital News, February 1994 and The Risk Writer, 1995; "Professional Liability Insurance," Insurance Law: Third Party Coverage in Florida (1997) "Ethics & Other Settlement Considerations," Personal Injury Settlements in Florida (1998), Litigation Manual for Insurance Claims Professionals, 1996; "Emerging Liability and Risk in Home Health Care", Hospital News, August 1997; "From the Defense Perspective, Settlement Considerations", National Business Institute, 1998; "Current Issues in Nursing Liability," Nursing Law in Florida (1999), "Ethical Considerations" and "Trial of the Case - The Defense Perspective", National Business Institute, 2000; "Trying the Soft Tissue Injury Case in Florida" (2000), "Work-Product Doctrine," Managing Attorney-Client Privilege and the Work-Product Doctrine in Florida (2002), "Defending the Deposition/Depositions at Trial," Superior Deposition Strategies in Florida Civil Trial Practice (2002), and "Expert Witnesses/Ethical Considerations," Advanced Issues in Florida Medical Malpractice (2003), "Strategies for Minimizing Damages During Litigation" and "Ethics" Damages in Florida Civil Trial Practice (2003 and 2004), and "Adhering to Procedural Guidelines in Filing the Suit and Conducting Discovery" and "Ethics – It's Legal, but is it Right" Successful Medical Malpractice Suits and Defense (2006) all published by National Business Institute. "The Medical Malpractice Case and the LNC – Discovery," American Association of Legal Nurse Consultants (2001), "Using Medical Records to Win the Case" and "The Discovery Process", "Analyzing Medical Records for the Florida Paralegal" (2001) and "Laws Governing Torts and Personal Injury/The Paralegal's Ethical Obligations," Advanced Personal Injury Procedures in Florida for the Experienced Litigation Paralegal (2002), both published by The Institute for Paralegal Education. "Mental Health and The Law in Florida – Treatment Issues: Legal Liabilities for the Professional," Medical Educational Services (2001), "Duty to Release," Legalities of Utilizing and Maintaining Computerized Medical Records in Florida," Lorman Education Services (2002); "How Discovery is Being Impacted by Caselaw and Rule Changes" and "Discovery Problem Solving - Circumventing Snags in the Process", Paralegal Litigation Skills: Managing Civil Discovery, Institute for Paralegal Education, 2008.
Mr. Ingram is a member of the Orange County Bar Association, Florida Defense Lawyers Association, American Board of Trial Advocates and Central Florida Medical Malpractice Claims Council, on which he currently serves on the Board of Directors. Mr. Ingram is a Board Certified Civil Trial Lawyer, Florida Bar Board of Certification and has been honored as a "Super Lawyer." He also serves on the Board of Directors of Florida Citrus Sports.
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