Charles A. Huffman III (Ret.)

Senior Partner

Charles A. Huffman, III is the founding partner of Huffman & Huffman, Brothers-in-Law, PLLC

Charles A. Huffman, III (Ret.) is the founding partner of Huffman & Huffman, Brothers-in-Law, PLLC, and has over 50 years of experience as a practicing attorney. Charlie is proud of the work that the firm has accomplished over the last 50 years in helping injured families in the Hampton Roads community and throughout Virginia. Charlie retired in early 2023 so that he could spend more time with his family and travel. While he is no longer playing an active role in the day-to-day handling of our client’s cases, he is still very much involved with the strategic direction of the firm as the founding partner.


Charlie began the law firm in 1973 and was joined by his brother, Brad, soon after to form Huffman & Huffman, Brothers-in-Law. While the firm began as a general practice, it became clear from early on that there was a great need to help people who had been injured through no fault of their own. Charlie and Brad’s desire to help injured people took the firm to focus solely on personal injury. Huffman & Huffman began with just an office in Newport News but expanded to include an office in Virginia Beach to better serve clients all over the Hampton Roads region and throughout Virginia.

Charlie has always been driven to help people who have been injured through no fault of their own and while now retired, he is very proud of the work that the firm continues to do Dealing with a personal injury can be very complex and Huffman & Huffman is here to help at every step of the way. The firm knows how to handle the insurance company, properly investigate the accident, find all available insurance coverage, assist with coordinating health insurance benefits, determine the value of each case, and then ensure the insurance company pays the full amount of compensation our clients deserves, whether through a fair settlement or in court if needed. All our clients have to do is focus on their recovery and getting better.

A Reputation for Success

We have resolved cases for our clients for millions of dollars. Below are several examples:

Although the cases listed are some of our larger verdicts or settlements, we are proud to serve our clients in any claim, large or small. We are thankful that all of our clients have put their faith in us to obtain financial compensation for their injury.

Over the years, Charlie has seen insurance companies try to take advantage of individuals who attempt to handle their personal injury claim on their own. Our mission is to ensure that injured individuals receive full and fair compensation for the injuries that were caused by a negligent party. Insurance companies are businesses who are not looking out for the injured but for their bottom line. Many times, an insurance company will try to deny, stall, and offer only minimum compensation. The average injured person dealing with the insurance companies and their trained adjusters is no match for these experienced individuals who are well-versed in insurance law.


Charlie was born and raised in Newport News and Hampton and currently resides in Newport News with his wife, Gay. He comes from a large family and is one of five children. Charlie is the proud father of two children who live in Newport News and Virginia Beach and he and Gay also have four grandchildren.

Charlie enjoys boating and fishing on the Chesapeake Bay as well as traveling with family to the Outer Banks of North Carolina and spending time in Florida.


If you have been injured, you should retain an attorney right away. The insurance company will try to get to you before you get to us. Statements you make to the insurance company may be used against you and may also result in a denial of your claim.

If you think the insurance company is on your side, is a good neighbor, or that you’re in good hands, you may be in for a surprise. If you deal directly with the other party’s insurance company, you will see very quickly that they are not your friend or neighbor based on what they offer, if anything. Besides the defendant’s insurance policy, there are also other areas of recovery in accident cases to consider, including health benefits or medical payments coverage through your own insurance or a household family member.

In summary, you need an experienced attorney from day one to ensure your rights are protected and that you get the settlement to which you are entitled.


Upon graduating from law school and passing the bar exam, Charlie opened his own law firm in 1973. He was later joined by his brother, Bradford Huffman, and they formed their present law firm Huffman & Huffman Brothers-in-Law, PLLC. Charlie and Brad were often referred to as “brothers in law.” This phrase has been used by them and they continue to use it and the jingle “Huffman & Huffman Brothers-in-Law” today.

Charlie and Brad are family and our commitment to our client is to “put our family to work for your family.” We have developed quite a large family over the past five decades with the good people we have represented.


  • Juris DoctorT.C. Williams School of Law at the University of Richmond – Graduate School
  • Bachelor of Science- BusinessVirginia Tech – University
  • High SchoolHampton High School – High School


  • Virginia District and Circuit Courts
  • The Supreme Court of Virginia
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Eastern District of Virginia
  • Virginia Trial Lawyer Association
  • Newport News Bar Association