CHARLIE J. CILFONE, P.E.
(210) 734-7092 x1114
Civil Insurance Defense » Wrongful Death & Catastrophic Loss » Personal Injury » Commercial Litigation » Legal Malpractice Defense
St. Mary’s University School of Law (J.D., 1989)
University of Texas at Austin, (B.S., Engineering, 1981)
State Bar of Texas
United States District Court for the Western District of Texas
United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas
Private Pilot License
Professional Engineer License
American Board of Trial Advocates
American Bar Association
Bexar County Bar Association
Hidalgo County Bar Association
Cameron County Bar Association
Sons of Republic of Texas
American Cancer Society (Cameron County Chapter, former president)
Charlie has been practicing law for over 34 years. He has extensive experience representing his clients in high exposure cases arising out of oil field accidents, natural gas explosions, premises and product defects, and toxic torts. Charlie has represented a variety of clients in the oil and gas and construction industries, including property owners, contractors, and subcontractors. As a result, he is well equipped to evaluate liability for a wide range of industry participants and effectively represent them in all stages of litigation. Charlie’s practice also includes resolving commercial disputes in a strategic and efficient way. He has successfully represented commercial clients in cases involving contract, fiduciary duty, and partnership/shareholder disputes, among others. He has also advised insurers on professional liability claims against law firms and represented attorneys in malpractice suits. He has an active trial practice throughout Central, South, and West Texas.
Prior to practicing law, Charlie worked as a Professional Engineer with a focus on design, construction, and operation of oil and gas wells, drilling rig components, and field operation equipment. That experience provided Charlie with considerable insight into oilfield operations and mechanics, which has proven invaluable in defending oilfield accident cases. Charlie maintains his Professional Engineer license.
Charlie is a member of the American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA). Membership in ABOTA is by invitation only to trial attorneys who have demonstrated excellent trial skills while maintaining the highest levels of professionalism, integrity, honor, and courtesy.
In his free time, Charlie enjoys the great outdoors, backpack traveling, and riding his Harley.