Charles Buist

Top rated personal injury attorney in Orlando, Florida

Spetsas Buist PLLC
Charles Buist
Spetsas Buist PLLC

Practice Areas: Personal injury, Medical malpractice, Products liability; view more

Licensed in Florida since: 2017

Education: University of South Carolina School of Law

Selected to Rising Stars: 2023
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Spetsas Buist PLLC

225 E Robinson St,
Suite 542
Orlando, FL 32801 Visit website


The co-founder and the managing partner of Spetsas Buist PLLC in Orlando, Florida, Charles Buist serves clients across Florida, South Carolina and North Carolina. He offers legal counsel on personal injury claims involving:

  • Car and truck accidents
  • Motorcycle accidents
  • Amusement park accidents
  • Boat accidents
  • Premises liability
  • Slip-and-falls
  • Birth injury
  • Brain injury
  • Dog bites
  • Wrongful death

Mr. Buist has a bachelor’s degree from the College of Charleston and a cum laude MBA from the University of South Carolina, Darla Moore School of Business. He then decided to pursue a career in law and enrolled at the University of South Carolina School of Law, where he served as a research editor for the South Carolina Law Review and was elected to be a Student Bar Association representative. 

During law school, Mr. Buist won the CALI Excellence for the Future Award in criminal procedure, federal income taxation, advanced legal writing, and legal research, analysis and writing. He was a dean’s list student, a member of the Order of the Wig and Robe, and a legal intern at the Conservation Voters of South Carolina. After graduation, he also earned a Master of Environmental Law and Policy (MELP) degree magna cum laude from Vermont Law School. 

After law school, Mr. Buist gained courtroom experience serving as a judicial law clerk for the Honorable Joseph F. Anderson Jr. and the Honorable David R. Duncan. He is now licensed to practice in the states of Florida, Georgia, South Carolina and North Carolina; he is also admitted before the United States District Court for the District of South Carolina and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit. 

A diligent attorney, Mr. Buist has a “Very Good” rating on Avvo, for his vast knowledge of the law and zealous advocacy. He also has plenty of five-star reviews and peer endorsements.

Practice areas

Personal injury - general: plaintiff, Personal injury - medical malpractice: plaintiff, Personal injury - products: plaintiff

Focus areas

Animal bites, Assault, Motor vehicle accidents, Personal injury - plaintiff, Slip and fall, Wrongful death, Construction accident, Brain injury, Sexual abuse - plaintiff, Toxic mold, Trucking accidents, Premises liability - plaintiff, Dental malpractice, Medical malpractice, Birth injury, Delayed or incorrect diagnosis, Informed consent, Motor vehicle defects

  • 80% Personal injury - general: plaintiff
  • 10% Personal injury - medical malpractice: plaintiff
  • 10% Personal injury - products: plaintiff

First Admitted: 2017, Florida

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Scholarly Lectures/Writings:
  • Research Editor for South Carolina Law Review
  • How to Crush Law School: Graduate at the Top of Your Class and Land the Job of Your Dreams, Author
  • Research Assistant for Professor Wadie E. Said
  • CALI Award in Criminal Procedure
  • Selected for Super Lawyers Rising Stars, 2022
  • Order of the Wig and Robe
  • Dean’s List all Semesters
  • CALI Award in Legal Research, Analysis, and Writing
  • CALI Award in Advanced Legal Writing
  • CALI Award in Federal Income Taxation
Bar/Professional Activity:
  • Florida
  • Student Bar Association Elected Representative (All Semesters)
  • Selected Tutor of Legal Research, Analysis and Writing
  • Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals
  • Federal District of South Carolina
  • North Carolina
  • South Carolina
  • Georgia
Educational Background:
  • Darla Moore School of Business, University of South Carolina Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.), Cum Laude, GPA: 3.69/4.00, 2017
  • Vermont Law School Master of Environmental Law and Policy (M.E.L.P.), Magna Cum Laude, GPA: 3.73/4.00, 2015

These comments were made by fellow attorneys during the annual nomination process.

“Charles is one of the most competent and capable attorneys I have ever met. His focus remains on his clients, and he is a zealous advocate. I would recommend Charles to anyone that is in need of legal representation.”

Office location for Charles Buist

225 E Robinson St,
Suite 542
Orlando, FL 32801

Phone: 321-221-7987


1 Year Rising Stars
  • Rising Stars: 2023

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