Greater Tampa Bay Area attorney Charles T. Stohlman is the founder of The Stohlman Law Firm. His practice focuses on consumer bankruptcy and related matters in the Florida federal and state courts. He represents Florida residents, on the full range of consumer debt protection — including Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 Bankruptcy, debt consolidation, debt settlements, foreclosure defense, and mortgage loan modifications. He also provides limited legal services for family law and real estate matters.

We have handled thousands of bankruptcy cases and utilize a unique co-counsel approach, which means that every case is reviewed and actively managed by at least two separate attorneys. We are committed to providing our clients with the highest quality of legal services at extremely reasonable prices. We will devote the personal attention required to ensure that each client is treated with dignity and respect. We will provide you with a clear concise, customized plan to eliminate your debt, re-establish your credit and get a fresh start to your financial and personal life.

Clients who work with Charles and his law firm know they are not hiring just any lawyer: He has over 30 years of legal experience.

What you can expect from me:

We are a judgment-free zone and here to help you.

Simple and straightforward approach. You can expect plain language explanations of the process and how the law pertains to your case. In addition, I do not require my clients to fill out extensive forms you would commonly find at other firms.

Our greatest achievement, however, is not simply having successfully represented thousands of people just like you going through a very difficult personal situation. Rather, as we often remind ourselves here at the law firm:

Most, if not all of the clients we have represented in our careers have come to us as a result of recommendations from former clients we previously represented, We should hope that everyone we have represented started as our client but left as our friend. That would be our greatest achievement.

Practice Areas

  • Personal Bankruptcy, Chapters 7 & 13
  • Foreclosure Defense
  • Mortgage Loan Modifications
  • Debt Consolidation
  • Debt Settlements
  • Credit Repair
  • Family Law
  • Real Estate


  • Cumberland School of Law of Samford, J.D., 1991
  • Furman University, 1988

Professional Associations

  • Tampa Bay Bankruptcy Bar Association
  • Lakeland Bar Association

Bar Admissions

  • State Bar of Florida
  • United States Strict Court, Middle District of Florida