Charles Andrew Tharp

Andrew is a skilled and experienced litigation attorney who dedicates his practice to the defense of corporations, insurance companies, professionals, construction professionals and individuals in a wide variety of lawsuits. He has spent his 25 plus year career successfully litigating cases, including professional liability (lawyers, accountants and insurance professionals), insurance coverage (lender placed property insurance and property insurance), general liability, products liability and construction lawsuits. Andrew practices in both the state and federal courts throughout Florida. Andrew has been awarded the prestigious AV® Preeminent™ rating from Martindale-Hubbell.

Andrew was raised in Miami and, after attaining his Arts Bachelor at Occidental College in Los Angeles, returned to attend law school at the University of Miami. Andrew joined Leiter, Belsky & Tharp as a partner in 2009. He previously practiced for 19 years with the state-wide firm of Stephens Lynn Klein, LaCava & Puya, P.A. and was an equity shareholder with that firm.

Andrew has lectured on legal topics before both attorneys and claims professionals across the country.

ADMITTED TO PRACTICE
The Florida Bar
U.S. District Court – Southern, Middle and Northern Districts

EDUCATION
J.D. – University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL -1987
A.B. – Occidental College, Los Angeles, CA – 1983

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS/ACTIVITIES

Member

  • Broward County Bar Association
  • Claims & Litigation Management Alliance
  • Florida Defense Lawyers Association

Accreditations

  • Approved Instructor, Florida Department of Financial Services
  • Florida Adjuster Continuing Education seminars.

Lecturer

  • Roundtable – Claims & Litigation Management Alliance (CLM) 2013 Annual Conference, San Antonio, TX – Presentation on discovery disputes and issues in first and third party litigation.
  • Roundtable – First Party Insurance Issues for Good Faith Claims Handling & Appraisal – 2009.
  • Legal Malpractice Seminar (Florida CLE Approved) – Broward County Bar Association 2006, 2007, Lee County Bar Association 2007, Hillsborough County Bar Association 2008, Broward County Bench & Bar Conference 2005.

Community

  • National Multiple Sclerosis Society, South Florida Chapter (Chairman of Boca Raton MS Walk 2002 – 2011, Committee Member 1999- 2013).