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Charles S. Caulkins

Fort Lauderdale
t: 954.847.4700
f: 954.525.8739


Charles Caulkins is a partner in the Fort Lauderdale office and represents employers nationally in labor and employment law matters.

He advises employers on the development and implementation of preventive labor relations programs, including management education and training to avoid charges and lawsuits, protect trade secrets, and resolve disputes. He regularly counsels employers on union-related matters. He also handles employment-related litigation and arbitrations before state and federal courts and administrative agencies involving claims of discrimination, wrongful discharge, breach of contract, Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and other statutory claims.

He is "AV" Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell. He has also been listed in The Best Lawyers in America since 2006 and in Chambers USA, America's Leading Business Lawyers since 2003. Charles has been recognized as an Employment Law – Management Lawyer of the Year by Best Lawyers in America since 2006 and Employment Law - Management and Labor Law – Management Lawyer of the Year 2021 by Best Lawyers in America. Charles has also been named one of "The Nation's 100 Most Powerful Employment Attorneys" by Human Resources Executive Magazine every year since 2010.

Charles has devoted significant time to community service. He currently is the Chair of the Florida Chamber of Commerce. He is a founding member and past President of the Academy of Florida Management Attorneys and past Chair of the Greater Fort Lauderdale Chamber of Commerce. He was also honored by Neighbors 4 Neighbors for his volunteerism within the South Florida region.


Honors & Leadership

Honors & Awards

  • Named, Best Lawyers "Lawyer of the Year", Employment Law - Management and Labor Law – Management (2021)
  • Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America (2011 – 2021)
  • Named, Best Lawyers "Lawyer of the Year", Employment Law-Management (2017 and 2019)
  • Listed in Chambers USA (2003-2019)
  • Named, Lawyer of the Year, Labor Law Management (2018)
  • Received the Daily Business Review 2018 Professional Excellence Award for Distinguished Leader

Professional Activities

  • Chair of the Florida Chamber of Commerce
  • Chair of the Broward Workshop, a non-profit, non-partisan business organization comprised of the chief decision makers representing 100 of Broward County's businesses and professions
  • Member Board of Directors, Florida Chamber of Commerce
  • Past Chair of the Greater Fort Lauderdale Chamber of Commerce



Seminars & Speaking Engagements

  • "The Election’s Impact on the National Labor Relations Board and Unions” – InsideCounsel SuperConference – Chicago, IL
  • "Labor Law Update: Are You Current With All the Changes?" - Building Service Contractors Association International CEO Seminar - Aruba
    January 2011


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