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Biography

Charlene C. Poblete is a partner in the firm’s Jacksonville office, who focuses her practice in the areas of medical and legal malpractice, health care and regulatory law, insurance agent-broker errors and omissions, casualty claims defense, premises liability, products liability and labor & employment. Prior to joining Wicker Smith, Charlene worked as a telecommunications staff attorney in the Office of General Counsel for the Florida Public Service Commission.

Charlene attended the University of Florida from 2001 to 2004, graduating magna cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science. She also minored in English, History and Sociology and was invited for membership into Phi Beta Kappa. From 2005 to 2007, she went on to earn her Juris Doctor from the Florida State University College of Law. While in law school, Charlene worked for the Florida House of Representatives as a legislative fellow of the Justice Council and for the FSU Student Supreme Court as an Associate Justice. She also served as a certified legal intern for the FSU Children’s Advocacy Center, as a representative for the Student Bar Association, and as a research assistant in the area of tort reform. Charlene also held the positions of Articles & Notes Editor for the Journal of Land Use & Environmental Law and Law School Representative for the Congress of Graduate Students.

Admitted to The Florida Bar in 2007, Charlene is an active member of the Jacksonville Bar Association, the Jacksonville Women Lawyers Association and the Phi Beta Kappa Association of Northeast Florida.

Education

  • Florida State University (J.D., 2007)
  • University of Florida (B.A., magna cum laude, 2004)

Admitted

  • 2007, Florida
  • 2010, U.S. District Court, Northern and Middle Districts of Florida

Professional Affiliations

  • The Florida Bar
  • Jacksonville Bar Association
  • Jacksonville Women Lawyers Association
  • Phi Beta Kappa Association of Northeast Florida
  • Phi Delta Phi

Honors

  • Legal Writing II Best Oral Advocate, 2005
  • Legal Writing II Best Appellate Brief, 2005
  • Legal Writing II Book Award, 2005
  • Dean’s List, 2005-2006
  • USA Funds Scholarship Recipient, 2005-2007
  • State Constitutional Law Book Award, 2006
  • Business Law Review, 2006
  • Journal of Land Use & Environmental Law, Editor, 2006
  • The Chancellor’s List, 2006-2007
  • Distinguished Pro Bono Service Award, 2007
  • Executive Cabinet Member, American Heart Association, Go Red for Women Campaign

Significant Engagements

  • Ethics for Claims Professionals, The Doctors Company, Fort Lauderdale, Florida (November 7, 2018)
  • How Best to be Prepared to Mediate and Take a Case to Trial, Gallagher Bassett, Chicago, Florida (October 17, 2018)
  • How Best to be Prepared to Mediate and Take a Slip and Fall Case to Trial, Amerisure, Tampa, Florida (February 14, 2018)
  • Don’t Burn Through Your Hard Earned Money. Clearing the Air on Restaurant Ventilation and Fire Suppression Systems (and What to do if Things Go Wrong), National Retail and Restaurant Defense Association (NRRDA), First Annual Lighthouse Seminar, Dallas, Texas (October 19, 2017)
  • Favor, Freedom, Lies, and Florida Case Law Update, CNA, Chicago, Illinois (March 9, 2017)
  • Spying the Lies: How to Tell When Your Client (or the Insured) May be Lying, National Retail and Restaurant Defense Association (NRRDA) Annual Conference, San Diego, California (March 3, 2017)
  • Subrogation, Fraud, and Biomechanics of the Fall – Did it Cause Injury?, CVS, Cumberland, RI (October 5, 2016)
  • Best Practices for Incident Investigations and Depositions, Stein Mart, Inc., Jacksonville, FL (February 17, 2016)
  • Spy the Lie, Case Law Update, and Cyber Liability for Law Firms, CNA, Chicago, IL (January 25, 2016)
  • Agent and Broker Law in Florida, Swiss Re, Chicago, IL (October 23, 2014)
  • Dealing with the Problem Patient…and Avoiding Litigation, North Florida Medical Group Managers Association Seminar, Jacksonville, FL (March 20, 2014)
  • Food Borne Illnesses, Foreign Objects in Food & Food Tampering: How to Recognize, Investigate and Defend, Hartford Insurance Company, Webinar (March 13, 2014)
  • Food Tampering Cases: How to Recognize, Investigate and Defend Them, National Retail and Restaurant Defense Association (NRRDA), Webinar (December 19, 2013)
  • Investigating and Defending Foreign Objects in Food, NRRDA, Webinar (December 2013)
  • Bad Faith & Adjuster Ethics, CNA, Chicago, Illinois (December 2013)
  • Food Tampering Cases: How to Recognize, Investigate and Defend Them, Amerisure, Tampa, Florida (December 2013)
  • Best Practices in Medical Records Maintenance, Florida Society of Ambulatory Surgical Centers, Orlando, Florida (July 2013)
  • Best Practices in Medical Records Maintenance, CenterOne Surgery Center, Jacksonville, Florida (March 2012)
  • Risk Aware: What Every Medical Office Manager Needs to Know, Medical Group Management Association, Jacksonville, Florida (February 2012)
  • Florida Tort Reform, New Cases, & Food Borne Illnesses, NovaPro Risk Solutions, Fairway, Kansas (June 2011)

Speeches & Publications

  • Spying the Lies: How to Tell When Your Client (or the Insured) May be Lying, National Retail and Restaurant Defense Association (NRRDA) Annual Conference, San Diego, California (March 3, 2017)