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Charles B. Morton Jr.

Charles Morton Jr.
Adjunct Professor of Law
JD Program


  • J.D., University of Florida, 1976
  • Bachelor of Arts, Rollins College, Winter Park, Florida, 1972

CHARLES (CHUCK) B. MORTON, JR served as an Assistant State Attorney for the Office of the State Attorney, Michael J. Satz, 17th Judicial Circuit, in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. For 36 and one half years he continuously served as an assistant prosecuting attorney, holding the position of “Chief Assistant State Attorney” from 2005 to 2013.  Before becoming the “Chief Assistant”, Mr.Morton served in various trial and administrative positions for the office throughout his career. His immediate position before being named “Chief Assistant” was as the “Assistant State Attorney in Charge of the Homicide Trial Unit" where he served from 1985 to 2005 and tried numerous high profile homicide cases. Mr. Morton received a bachelor's degree in Political Science from Rollins College in Winter Park, Florida. He received his law degree from the University of Florida School of Law in Gainesville, Florida. During his career as a prosecutor, he frequently lectured for the Florida Prosecuting Attorneys Association (FPAA) as well as for other state prosecuting attorneys organizations. He has also lectured for the National District Attorneys Association (NDAA) on a variety of topics. Mr. Morton received the NDAA’s Lecturer of Merit Award in 1994 & 2006. On numerous occasions he served as an invited faculty member for the NDAA at the National Advocacy Center (NAC) in Columbia, South Carolina and as a faculty member in many trial advocacy programs sponsored by the National Institute for Trial Advocacy (NITA). Mr. Morton has been a longstanding adjunct law professor at Nova Southeastern University College of Law teaching courses in trial advocacy skills; he also assists the university’s full time faculty with the law school’s Criminal Justice Clinic. The law school honored Mr. Morton as its first “Adjunct Professor of the Year in Lawyering Skills Courses” during the 2007-2008 academic calendar year.  The Criminal Law Section of the Florida Bar honored Mr. Morton with the 2014 Selig I. Goldin Memorial Award for his outstanding contributions to Florida's criminal justice system.  And the National Black Prosecutors Association (NBPA) honored his achievements during his prosecuting career by naming its South Florida Chapter in his namesake.  Mr. Morton is currently appointed to serve on the "Vision 2016 Commission" for the Florida Bar.  He has joined Keller Landsberg, PA - a civil litigation firm in Fort Lauderdale, FL - as an Of Counsel member of the firm. 

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