Charles B. Morton Jr.Adjunct Professor of Law
EducationB.A., Rollins College, 1972
J.D., University of Florida, 1976
CHARLES (CHUCK) B. MORTON, JR is retired from the Office of the State Attorney, Michael J. Satz, 17th Judicial Circuit, in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. He served as an assistant prosecuting attorney in that office for 37 and one half years, retiring as the “Chief Assistant State Attorney” in 2013. Before becoming the “Chief Assistant”, he 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" from 1985 to 2005 where he tried numerous high profile homicide cases. Mr. Morton completed his undergraduate work at Rollins College in Winter Park, Florida and 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 state prosecuting attorneys association (FPAA) as well as for other state prosecuting attorneys organizations. He also lectured for the National College of District Attorneys (NCDA) on a variety of topics. Mr. Morton received the NCDA’s Lecturer of Merit Award in 1994 & 2006. On numerous occasions he served as an invited faculty member for the NCDA 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 School 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 him as its first “Adjunct Professor of the Year in Lawyering Skills Courses” during the 2007-2008 academic calendar year.