Charles left high school as a sophomore and went directly to college. He received his Bachelors of Science degree from the University of California Berkeley in 1996 in Psychology and his law degree from Tulane School of Law in New Orleans Louisiana in 2000 with a certificate in Admiralty Law.
During his time at Tulane, Mr. Laycock participated in a study abroad program in Greece studying Admiralty Law, worked in Tulane’s Civil Litigation Clinic as a clerk for the Offices of Administrative Law Judges in Metairie Louisiana, handling Longshore Harbor Workers Compensation Act claims.
Background: Move to Tampa
After graduation, Charles moved to Florida and began his career working as a contract attorney for a large Admiralty Defense Firm in Miami. Disappointed with the lack of trial work that a junior associate in a large firm is usually exposed to and generally dissatisfied with insurance defense in general, Charles decided that he rather spend his life helping people and accepted a job with the Public Defender’s Office in Tampa.
At the Tampa Public Defenders Office, Mr. Laycock tried over 100 cases and specialized in handling juvenile’s issues, drug charges and representing mentally handicapped individuals.
Charles as an Attorney
Charles is committed to helping people in need and now applies his trial experience solving “people” problems, such as personal injury, wrongful death, social security disability and select criminal cases.
His “pull no punches, drag them to court” style is quickly getting the attention of the defense industry and earning him the reputation of an extremely aggressive, highly competent litigator that truly cares about his client’s needs.