Carlos J. Chardon is a partner in the firm’s Miami office. Mr. Chardon has extensive litigation experience in state and federal court, including managing multimillion dollar complex claims, from pre-suit to resolution. He represents hotels, physicians and medical providers, major cruise lines, product manufacturers and distributors, international businesses, transportation companies, and underwriters, including major marine domestic and international underwriters. He focuses his practice on the areas of personal injury defense, medical malpractice defense, hospitality law, premises liability, product liability, and complex commercial litigation. Mr. Chardon is fully bilingual in English and Spanish and regularly advises and represents Latin American and other foreign based entities and individuals.
Born and raised in San Juan, Puerto Rico, Mr. Chardon earned a BSM degree from the A.B. Freedman School of Business at Tulane University, where he concentrated in Finance and Economics. Mr. Chardon earned his JD degree from Tulane Law School, where he obtained a Certificate of Specialization in International and Comparative Law and a World Arbitration and Mediation Report Certificate in International Commercial Arbitration. He also completed trial advocacy and mediation programs, represented detainees at INS hearings, and competed in appellate moot court competitions.
PRACTICE AREAS Personal Injury and Wrongful Death Defense Hospitality Law Claims Insurance Defense Commercial Litigation Property and Casualty Complex Business Disputes Products Liability Medical and Professional Malpractice Defense
RECOGNITION Top Up and Comer, 2013, South Florida Legal Guide Florida Super Lawyer Rising Star, Law & Politics
EDUCATION J.D., Tulane University, 2001 B.A., Tulane University, 1998 (BSM, Finance and Economics) Universidad Pontifi ca Comillas, ICADE, Madrid, Spain, Semester Abroad 1997 (Finance and Economics)
BAR ADMISSIONS Florida Bar, 2001 District of Columbia, 2002
COURT ADMISSIONS U.S. District Court for the Southern and Middle Districts of Florida U.S. District Court for the District of Puerto Rico Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals
MEMBERSHIPS Miami-Dade County Bar Association Young Lawyers Section, Past-Director Section’s Judicial Outreach and Pro-Bono/Community Service Committees, Past Co-chair Founding Member and Past-Director of the Puerto Rican Bar Association of Florida Puerto Ricans Making the Difference, Past Board Member and Vice President of Legal Affairs