Charles H. Oates
- Juris Doctor (JD) degree, Stetson University College of Law, St. Petersburg, Florida, 1967
- Masters of Library Science (MLS) degree, Catholic University of America, Washington D.C., 1997
- Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree from University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida, with a major in Political Science and minor in foreign languages.
- Adjunct professor, Practitioner-in-Residence, Associate Professor, Professor at Regent University School of Law since 1985 – teaching Professional Responsibility (legal ethics), Wills & Trusts, Law Practice Technology, Estate Planning, Charitable Trusts, Insurance Law, Real Estate Transactions, Sports Law, Introduction to Law Librarianship (online), and administering Judicial & Governmental Externships (online).
- Professional Membership
- Virginia Association of Law Libraries, 1995-2009 (president 2002-2003)
- American Association of Law Libraries, 1995-2009
- Southeastern Association of Law Libraries, 1995-2009
- Southeastern Association of Law Schools, 1995-current
- American Bar Association
- Legal Director, Financial Planning Department, Christian Broadcasting Network, 1992-1993; Senior Estate Planning Attorney, 1980-84.
- Employed Following graduation as an associate with Howell, Kirby Montgomery, Sands & D' Aiuto, Jacksonville, Florida - casualty defense litigation firm, 1967-1968.
- Sole practitioner, St. Petersburg, FL, 1969-80.
- Assistant State Attorney, Jacksonville, FL, 1968-69.
- Active member of The Florida Bar -- Admitted June 1967
|Professional Responsibility||Insurance Law|
|Wills, Trusts & Estate||Real Estate Transactions|
|Estate Planning||Law Practice Technology|
|Sports Law||Introduction to Law Librarianship|
|Charitable Trusts||Judicial & Governmental Externships|
Scholarly and Professional Publications
Law Practice Technology: A Law School Course? (publication pending)
Foraging The Transylvania Law Library: A Unique And Valuable Collection (accepted for publication in Law Library Journal).
The Regent University Law Library: The First Thirty Years, 21 Regent L. Rev. 229 (2008-2009).
Professional Responsibility and the Christian Attorney: Comparing the ABA Model Rules of Professional Conduct and Biblical Virtues, 19 Regent L. Rev. 1 (2006-07) (co-authored with Gantt and Menefee).
Creative Scholarly Productions
Crossing the Line: Ethical Mistakes, Decisions, and Consequences Facing Today’s Lawyer, Regent University Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL) (Executive Producer 2012). Interview with disciplined lawyer Kristina Cardwell.
Crossing the Line: Ethical Mistakes, Decisions, and Consequences Facing Today’s Lawyer, Regent University Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL) (Executive Producer 2012). Interview with disciplined lawyer Stephen M. Gunther.
Missing Persons Dilemma DVD, Regent University Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL) (co-executive producer) (2007). Reenactment of a famous case illustrating the tension between protecting client confidences and the community’s right to know the fate of missing teenagers.
Moderated four panelists discussing Teaching Today’s Real Estate Transaction in the Property Course at the Annual meeting of the Southeastern Association of Law Schools at Palm Beach, FL on August 7, 2009.
Missing Persons Dilemma Legal Ethics Video, presented at CTL Showcase of Innovations, Regent University, September 2007.
Moderated New Scholars Workshop at the annual meeting of the Southeastern Association of Law Schools (SEALS) in Amelia Island, FL in July 2007.
Moderated New Scholars Workshop at the annual meeting of the Southeastern Association of Law Schools (SEALS) in Palm Beach, FL in July 2006.
National Media Appearances
The 700 Club, (The Christian Broadcasting Network, Apr. 5, 1983) (live television interview with M.G. “Pat” Robertson on subject of charitable remainder trusts inter alia) (videotape available).
Missing Persons Dilemma DVD garnered special recognition in national and international competitions, receiving the 2007 Silver Davey Award and two Telly Awards (for academic use and for work produced with a low budget).
CBN President's Award for Demonstrated Excellence, Creativity and Integrity.
Practice Experience (1967-1980)
Employed following law school graduation as an associate with Howell, Kirby, Montgomery, Sands & D’Aiuto,
Jacksonville, Florida casualty defense litigation firm
Assistance State Attorney, Jacksonville, Florida
Partner in Barnard, Kuttler, Oates & Kuttler (Barnard was one of my law professors).
Partner in Oates & Shaffer, P.A.
Sole practitioner, St. Petersburg, Florida
Vice-Chairman of the Board of Directors of Central Florida Conference of Christian Businessmen's Committee - 1979.
Co-Chair (with wife, Linda) of "JESUS" film for St. Petersburg area, 1979.
Director of boys' summer camp near Asheville, NC, 1964 and 1965.
At Stetson College of Law
President -- Christian Legal Society
Vice-President - Student Body
Chairman - Inns of Court
Alternate on team representing Stetson -- Southeastern Moot Court competition in Atlanta, Ga.
Excellent health. 6'2'' 175 pounds. Married, one child, two grandchildren. Hobbies include backpacking and gardening.