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Attorneys


Carlos "Charlie" Martinez Jr.
Partner

Phone: 305 827-9125
Cellular: 305 389-6404
charlie@charliemartinezpa.com


Charlie Martinez is the managing partner and majority shareholder in the firm. He grew up in Miami, Florida and graduated from the University of Florida in 1990 with a B.A. in History. Thereafter, he attended Stetson Law School and graduated in 1993. He is also admitted to the Florida Bar. He is a member of the Dade County Bar Association, is BV-rated by Martindale-Hubbell and lectures on topics in workers’ compensation.







Charlie began his legal career with Walton, Lantaff, Schroeder and Carson representing clients including BellSouth, Liberty Mutual and American Airlines among others. Thereafter, he joined the firm of Kelly, Kronenberg, Kelly, Gilmartin, Fichtel & Wander where he represented clients including CNA, AIG, Crawford & Company and the Miami-Dade County School Board, handled volume claims and gained invaluable trial experience.

Then in 1999, he opened his own firm drawing from his positive experiences with both firms. A firm emphasizing an aggressive approach with cost consciousness. His current clients include municipalities, Fortune 500 companies, hotels, restaurants, public schools, third party administrators, employers and carriers.

 

 

David Goehl
Senior Associate

Phone: 305 827-9125
Cellular: 305 772-3415
dave@charliemartinezpa.com


Dave Goehl is a senior associate with the firm. He was born in Mishawaka, Indiana. He grew up in Miami, Florida and graduated from Barry University with a B.A. in Political Science and History. Thereafter, he attended the University of Miami School of Law and graduated in 1993. He is a member of the Florida Bar Association, Workers Compensation Section Member, is BV-rated by Martindale-Hubbell and lectures on topics in workers compensation.

 

 

Dave began his legal career at Ribler, Gilmartin and Sanchez, as in-house counsel for Liberty Mutual. Thereafter, he joined the firm of Pyszka, Blackmon, Levy, Mowers & Kelley where he represented clients including Publix, Unisource Administrators, Specialty Risk Services and North American Risk Services. Over the course of his career, he has handled volume claims and gained invaluable trial and appellate experience. With his shared outlook on legal claims handling, of an aggressive approach with cost consciousness, he joined the firm in 2011.

 

James P. Harris, Jr.
Managing Attorney & Senior Associate

Phone: 305 827-9125
Jharris@charliemartinezpa.com

James P. Harris, Jr. is a managing liability defense attorney with the firm. Mr. Harris also practices in the area of workers’ compensation defense extensively. Originally from Cleveland, Ohio, Mr. Harris relocated to Tampa, Florida where he graduated from the University of South Florida with a B.A. in Liberal Arts-Speech Communication in 1989. Thereafter, he attended Stetson University College of Law where he received his J.D. and graduated with honors in 1993. He has practiced law in Florida for 19 years and is a member in good standing with The Florida Bar. He is also a Supreme Court Certified Mediator.

Mr. Harris has an extensive litigation background, practicing in the specialty areas of workers’ compensation and liability defense, including premises liability, automobile negligence, construction defect and insurance coverage disputes. He has held the position of managing attorney for a major commercial carrier’s in-house staff legal office and has substantial private firm experience with the statewide insurance defense firm, Walton Lantaff Shroeder & Carson.

Mr. Harris is directing the firm’s new liability defense department at our Miami Lakes location, standing by the firm’s long-standing philosophy of aggressive representation with cost consciousness. Mr. Harris rejoined the firm in September of 2013.