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Focus Areas:

Eminent Domain

Practice Areas:

Eminent Domain

Accreditations and Certifications:

Certified Circuit Civil Mediator
Florida Bar

Industries Served:

Real Estate

Bar Membership:

Florida, 1976
District of Columbia, 1980


University of Florida Levin College of Law
Gainesville, Florida, 1976
J.D., Juris Doctor

University of Miami
Miami, Florida, 1969
B.A.Ed., Bachelor of Arts in Education


The Florida Bar

Charles S. Stratton P.A.


Mr. Charles Stratton is a Partner in the Tallahassee office of Broad and Cassel. He is the Chairman of the Firm's Eminent Domain Practice Group.

  • Mr. Stratton’s previous experience with the Florida Department of Transportation gave him the opportunity to handle thousands of eminent domain cases. He started as a trial attorney and subsequently supervised eminent domain attorneys in two of the Department of Transportation's six districts and later became the Chief Eminent Domain Attorney.
  • Mr. Stratton has been involved in significant eminent domain cases throughout the State and dozens of jury trials.
  • Among Mr. Stratton’s notable clients are Taco Bell, Pizza Hut, Kentucky Fried Chicken, Church’s Chicken, Chili’s, Red Roof Inn, Motel 6, Jiffy Lube and Wachovia Bank.
  • Mr. Stratton also represents home owners and small business owners, as well as owners of vacant land.
  • He was recognized in 2007 - 2016 by the top legal guide "The Best Lawyers in America," published by Woodward and White and designated a "Florida Super Lawyer" by Law & Politics magazine in 2006, and 2009 - 2015
  • Mr. Stratton is an AV Preeminent®-rated attorney by Martindale-Hubbell, achieving the agency’s highest marks for both competency and ethics.
He volunteers time and resources to a number of local Tallahassee charitable and community interests.

Honors and Awards

  • Recognized in "The Best Lawyers in America®" for eminent domain and condemnation law, 2007 - 2016 
  • "Florida Super Lawyer" by Law & Politics magazine, 2006, and 2009 - 2015 
  • Achieved AV Preeminent® Peer Review Rating with Martindale-Hubbell 


  • Florida Eminent Domain Practice and Procedure Manual
    8th Edition
  • Florida Eminent Domain Practice and Procedure Manual
    7th Edition
  • Florida Eminent Domain Practice and Procedure Manual
    6th Edition

Press Releases


Press Release


Best Lawyers® Names 44 Broad and Cassel Attorneys to 2016 U.S. List, Six Selected as Lawyers of the Year


30 Broad and Cassel Attorneys Named to 2015 Florida Super Lawyers List, 10 Honored as Rising Stars