Charles W. Denny, IV (Chip) specializes in general civil litigation, with a focus on commercial litigation, insurance defense and coverage, construction litigation, personal injury, consumer law and civil trial work. Mr. Denny received his J.D. from the University of Florida College of Law in 2000, where he graduated with honors. Mr. Denny was a student teacher in Legal Research and Writing and Appellate Advocacy, and he received a Book Award, finishing first in his class, in Federal Courts. He is admitted to practice in the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida and the Southern District of Florida.
Mr. Denny obtained his bachelor’s degree from Miami University, Oxford, Ohio, where he graduated with honors in 1990. He also received a M.A. in Journalism from the University of Colorado at Boulder and is a former newspaper reporter and magazine writer and editor.
Mr. Denny’s diverse range of clients include private individuals, banks and commercial institutions, insurance companies, construction contractors, small corporations and consumers and electrical utility cooperatives. He has appeared in jury trials across Florida and tried multiple cases to jury verdict, including construction and personal injury cases, consumer cases, commercial and medical malpractice disputes and breach of contract actions. He has represented homeowners in construction defect litigation and in property and other disputes against city and county governments. He has handled several wrongful death lawsuits and lawsuits involving catastrophic injuries and substantial property damages on behalf of insurance companies.
Mr. Denny is a member of the Sarasota County Bar Association, the Florida Defense Lawyers Association, The Florida Bar Association, and the American Bar Association. Mr. Denny is a MAP attorney in ACA International, The Association of Credit and Collection Professionals, a collaboration of third party collection agencies, law firms, asset buying companies and creditors.
Chip Denny has been awarded the prestigious AV Preeminent™ rating from Martindale-Hubbell. An AV® certification mark is a significant rating accomplishment; a testament to the fact that a lawyer’s peers rank him or her at the highest level of professional excellence.