Charlie Guyton strives to be a problem solver by engaging regulatory agencies to resolve his client’s issues and, when necessary, litigating his client’s cases.

Charlie serves clients primarily before state administrative agencies and courts. He has extensive experience in the area of public utility regulation, with a focus on energy matters. He has represented consumers, investor owned public utilities, rural electric cooperatives, municipal utility providers, co-generators and independent power producers, renewable energy providers, transmission service providers and major equipment vendors. Charlie’s regulatory representations are extensive, including rate cases, adjustment clauses, prudence reviews, determinations of need, power purchase contracts, and demand side management. He also appears before the Florida Public Service Commission in rulemaking and declaratory statement proceedings.

Charlie also has experience in governmental procurement (bid contests), environmental matters and project development.

  • Floridians United for Safe Energy, Inc. v. Public Service Commission, 475 So.2d 241 (Fla. 1985)
  • Florida Power & Light Co. v. Nichols, 516 So.2d 260 (Fla. 1987)
  • C. F. Industries, Inc. v. Nichols, 536 So.2d 234 (Fla. 1988)
  • Nassau Power Corp. v. Beard, 601 So.2d 1175 (Fla. 1992)
  • Nassau Power Corp. v. Deason, 641 So.2d 396 (Fla. 1994)
  • Legal Environmental Assistance Foundation v. Clark, 668 So.2d 982 (Fla. 1996)
  • Tampa Electric Co. v. Garcia, 767 So.2d 428 (Fla. 2000), cert. den. 532 U.S. 905
  • CPV Gulfcoast, LTD v. Jaber, 879 So.2d 620 (Fla. 2004)
  • AV Rated, Martindale-Hubbell
  • The Best Lawyers in America®, 2015, 2012, Tallahassee “Energy Lawyer of the Year”
  • The Best Lawyers in America®, Energy Law, 2006-17
  • Florida Super Lawyers, 2006
  • “Community Hero” Olympic Torchbearer, 1996
  • “Volunteer of the Year,” finalist, 1996
  • American Bar Association
    • Public Utility, Communications & Transportation Law
    • Environment, Energy and Resources
  •  Florida Bar
    • Administrative Law
    • Environmental Law
  • United Way of the Big Bend
    • Board member, 1994-2000
    • Fund distribution chair, 1999-2000
  • Big Bend Hospice, CPE Advisory Council, 2010-11

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