Cozen O’Connor: Kline, Charles C.

Charles C. Kline



(305) 358-3610

(305) 704-5955

Charles Kline focuses his practice on complex commercial and international litigation. Charles offers more than 40 years of experience in representing clients in jury and non-jury trials in state and federal courts in Florida and other jurisdictions, and conducting arbitrations under the rules of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) and the American Arbitration Association (AAA).
Combining his broad sector knowledge with a deep understanding of the complexities of cross-border litigation, Charles is able to offer extensive and authoritative representation to clients both in the United States and internationally, who are faced with an array of multijurisdictional issues. Representative matters to which he brings insight and hands-on knowledge include: antitrust litigation involving price fixing; attempts to monopolize; price discrimination and unfair trade practices; business tort litigation; RICO and foreign corrupt practices; college and university litigation; constitutional claims against municipal, state and federal agencies; construction litigation and arbitration; corporate and securities litigation; distributorship and dealer litigation; employment discrimination and MBE compliance litigation; environmental and hazardous waste litigation for agricultural and industrial sites; ERISA litigation; fraudulent conveyance litigation in bankruptcy and non-bankruptcy situations; government contract litigation at the local, state, and federal levels; lender liability and money laundering; medical device litigation; negligence and wrongful death claims; patent and trademark cases; product liability suits’ real estate litigation; and trust and estate litigation including will contest and breach of fiduciary duty claims.
Prior to joining the firm, Charles practiced at White & Case for 28 years as a partner and former Miami office managing partner.

Charles received both his bachelor’s and law degree from the University of Miami. He served as counsel for the Directors and Officers Litigation Panel of the American International Group (AIG) from 1998-2017.


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August 22, 2018

One hundred twenty-six Cozen O’Connor lawyers from 20 of the firm’s national offices have been selected for inclusion in the 2018 edition of The Best Lawyers in America.

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August 23, 2017

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Cozen O’Connor Continues Growth in Miami Office with Addition of Three Commercial Litigators

March 22, 2017

Cozen O’Connor expanded its Miami office with the addition of three commercial litigators: Charles C. Kline, Jason Domark and Reid Kline, all joining as members. Charles Kline and Domark were both formerly with White & Case. Reid Kline joins the firm from Kelly Tractor Co.


Key Takeaways From the Buzz Aldrin Family Dispute [Daily Business Review]

April 15, 2019

Jason Domark, Charles C. Kline and Reid Kline discuss famous astronaut Buzz Aldrin settling a lawsuit with two of his children and his former business manager. The complaint, filed in Florida state court, alleged that the defendants assumed access to Aldrin's personal credit cards, bank accounts, trust money, space memorabilia and other property.

Turning the Plaintiff Against Itself Using the Wrongful Conduct Rule [Daily Business Review]

July 30, 2018

Jason Domark, Chuck Kline, and Reid Kline, co-authored, "Turning the Plaintiff Against Itself Using the Wrongful Conduct Rule" for the Daily Business Review.

How Accounting Claims Can Be Game-Changers in International Litigation

April 18, 2018

Jason Domark, Charles Kline, and Reid Kline, members in the firm's Commercial Litigation Department, published, "How Accounting Claims Can Be Game-Changers in International Litigation" for the Daily Business Review.


  • University of Miami School of Law, J.D., 1971
  • University of Miami School of Law, B.B.A.

Awards & Honors

Best Lawyers in America, 2008-2020

South Florida Legal Guide, "Top Lawyers" 2019

  • Florida
  • Maine
  • New York
  • District of Columbia