Charles M. Wynn has been practicing bankruptcy law in the state of Florida for over forty years. Based in the Panhandle city of Marianna in Jackson County, Mr. Wynn is highly experienced in handling Chapter 7, Chapter 13, Chapter 11 and Chapter 12 bankruptcy cases, and also offers representation in select civil matters. As the founder of Charles M. Wynn Law Offices, P.A., he recently earned the Client Distinction Award from Martindale-Hubbell®, recognizing his quality of service, communications ability, responsiveness, and cost-effectiveness.
Since earning his Juris Doctor from Nova Southeastern University School of Law in 1977, Mr. Wynn has cultivated a reputation for his expertise and his honest and effective representation in the field of bankruptcy law. Renowned by clients and colleagues alike, he regularly receives referrals from fellow attorneys, past clients, and other professionals.
As he tells it, practicing law is in his blood:
There have been many attorneys in my family. If you go back through my family history, we postulate that we’ve had lawyers scattered throughout since the 1600s. My grandfather was a circuit judge down in Miami and when the state attorney system was founded, he helped start the office and served as the first top assistant. He even wrote the Florida grand jury instructions which are still used to this day.
Today, Mr. Wynn leads a small but preeminent law firm known for its industry-leading representation in a wide range of bankruptcy cases. Working with two younger lawyers—Attorney Andrew Gause and his son Michael Wynn who handles cases in their satellite office in Panama City, Florida—Mr. Wynn prides himself on providing clients financial and legal guidance in what is often a time of crisis for them. Additionally, the firm’s practice encompasses many civil areas such as probate and estate law, family law including divorce cases, real estate law, as well as corporation, partnership, and Limited Liability formation.
Outside of his private practice, Mr. Wynn serves as a part-time assistant Public Defender in Jackson County. A prominent member of the legal community, he also is a member of numerous industry organizations in which he has held leadership roles. Among many others, he was one of the first Panel Trustees under the U. S. Trustee system in the Northern District of Florida where he was appointed to handle Chapter 7, 12, and 13 cases, and is a Past President of the Panhandle Bar Association.
As a thought-leader in his field, Mr. Wynn is at the forefront of prevailing trends in bankruptcy law. Commenting on what he considers to be both a cutting-edge and particularly challenging issue in bankruptcy today, he noted:
We’re finding an increased number of cases involving individuals with student loans that they are unable to repay. Many people owe hundreds of thousands of dollars, and yet there is often no way they will ever make enough to pay back their debt. I believe this country is really in a crisis right now and this issue is going to be a major challenge going forward.
Mr. Wynn’s drive to help people burdened by debt is no small part driven by his faith. He has written two books—Bankruptcy and the Bride and Developing Faith For Miracles: A Hospital Study Guide—both of which explore in-depth the intersection of religion and modern life, including matters related to finance and bankruptcy. Mr. Wynn is also a co-founder of Dayspring Christian Academy where he served as Chairman of the Board for eleven years and founded the first multiracial Christian daycare in Jackson County with his wife Bobbi, which they owned and operated for eighteen years.
After four decades dedicated to law, Mr. Wynn shows no signs of slowing down and intends to maintain his practice for many years to come. “I don’t think I will ever stop,” he said. “I sincerely enjoy what I do, and I cherish the privilege of being able to help individuals while they are in crisis.”
Nova Southeastern University School of Law, J.D. (1977)
Charter Class member; member of Phi Alpha Delta legal fraternity
University of Florida, B.A., History (1974)
Phi Delta Theta social fraternity
Chipola Jr. College, A.A. (1972)
Mu Alpha Theta, honors math society for junior colleges
All state courts within the state of Florida, including the Florida Supreme Court
U.S. District Court, Northern and Middle Districts of Florida
U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth and Eleventh Circuits
Past President of the Panhandle Bar Association
Former Secretary for Marianna Rotary Club
One of the first Panel Trustees under the U. S. Trustee system in the Northern District of Florida; appointed to handle Chapter 7, 12, and 13 cases
Co-founder of the first multiracial Christian daycare in Jackson County
Co-founder, Dayspring Christian Academy, Chairman of the Board for 11 years
Board of Directors, Northern District of Florida Bankruptcy Bar Association
National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys