Fahlbusch wins Claude Pepper Outstanding Government Lawyer Award
CHARLES (CHUCK) M. FAHLBUSCH, right, special counsel and senior assistant attorney general in the Ft. Lauderdale office of the Florida Attorney General, earned the 2014 Florida Bar Claude Pepper Outstanding Government Lawyer Award, which was presented by outgoing Bar President Eugene Pettis at the Bar’s Annual Convention. During his 29-year career in public service, spanning the tenures of six different AGs, Fahlbusch served as lead counsel in cases leading to more than 350 published opinions and personally handled or supervised criminal and civil cases and appeals in front of the U.S. Supreme Court, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit, the Florida Supreme Court, and the Florida district courts of appeal. Outside the courtroom, he served as a captain in the United States Air Force, and as a president and an officer of the First United Church of Christ in Hollywood. For 32 years, he also volunteered as a counselor for the switchboard of Miami’s crisis line.