Profile of Chuck Piccuta
Charles “Chuck” Piccuta is the founding partner of the Piccuta Law Group, LLP and has practiced law for more than forty years. He was born and raised in Cleveland, Ohio where he was a stand-out baseball pitcher and football player. He attended Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois on a full-ride athletic scholarship for football and graduated with highest honors with a major in Political Science. He then attended Northwestern University, School of Law in Chicago on an academic scholarship. He was a member of the prestigious Northwestern University Law Review and earned his law degree in 1972 graduating with honors.
After graduating from law school, Chuck made the decision to serve his country and proudly joined the U.S. Navy where he was commissioned as an officer in the Judge Advocate General’s (JAG) Corps. As an officer of JAG, Chuck tried many cases early in his career. He was trial counsel stationed at the Naval Legal Services Office located at Treasure Island, San Francisco, Naval Base. There Chuck represented the United States Government prosecuting service members accused of common law crimes and violations of the Uniform Code of Military Justice. After leaving the Navy, Chuck went into private practice specializing in matters related to securities, real estate, contract disputes and consumer fraud. During this time, Chuck repeatedly obtained favorable settlements and verdicts for his private clients.
In 1990 Chuck returned to public service and took a position at the San Luis Obispo County Superior Court where he worked as a research attorney in the civil law and motion department. Chuck was well-respected during his tenure with the Court and served as a full-time judge pro-tempore for five years. In that position, he presided over the civil law and motion calendar. Chuck wrote and issued several opinions which were later affirmed upon review by the California Court of Appeals. In 1995 Chuck was nominated by Governor Pete Wilson for appointment to an open judge seat on the Superior Court. Although his appointment was not finalized, he still continued working full-time for the Court and found time to work with his previous private practice partner on several complex and high-stakes cases involving several millions of dollars.
After leaving the San Luis Obispo County Superior Court, Chuck continued to represent clients in both California state and federal courts. Chuck prides himself in taking complex and challenging cases that other attorneys find too difficult and too time consuming. Chuck now applies his forty years of practical legal experience and inside knowledge of the California Superior Court system for the benefit of his clients.
In his free time, Chuck enjoys spending time with his wife, Jeena, who is an instructor at the Defense Language Institute located at the Presidio in Monterey, California. He also enjoys spending time with his daughter Naneeah, and his son Tony.
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My name is Heidi Plett, I am the daughter of your client Pamela Owens and the great-granddaughter of J. Kermit Williams.
I just wanted to send you a thank you for all you did for my family; It is really hard to describe how difficult and heartbreaking that entire situation was, and I really appreciated hearing about all you did for us. The case was especially difficult for my grandmother, but I know she was very thankful to have an aggressive attorney go to bat for her. Thank you especially for taking our case on a contingency basis.
Best wishes to you and your family, and thank you again, truly. 🙂
The former firm only met with me when they thought I was going to switch attorneys, barely discussed my case with me before that and never took a sworn statement from the other side. The former firm also told me that they didn’t think that we could claim damages for my children. It left me wondering why I hired an attorney to take 1/3 of my settlement if all they were going to do was collect my medical records and send them to the insurance company before settling. I could do that myself.
My experience with the attorneys from the Piccuta Law Group was completely different. I met with Charles Piccuta in person and he spent time discussing my case with me, going over the attorney agreement and explaining the legal process. He analyzed the strength and weaknesses of my case and we developed a plan to maximize my settlement. Within weeks he had filed and served a lawsuit, confirmed that the police were prosecuting the other driver for being on prescription medication at the time of the accident and advanced claims for emotional distress on behalf of my son.
The Piccuta Law Group is a professional law firm and the attorneys earn their money. This is not a “churn and burn” outfit. I couldn’t be more satisfied with my decision to use them and would recommend them to anyone with an injury case.
Founding partner of the Piccuta Law Group, LLP and has practiced law for more than forty years.
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B.S., Northwestern University, 1969
United States District Court of California, Eastern District
United States District Court of California, Northern District
United States District Court of California, Central District
Monterey, California 93940