Charles Dennis Abbott was born and raised in Pell City, a small community near Birmingham, Alabama. He attended Auburn University, where he received his undergraduate degree, and then received his Juris Doctor (JD) from Cumberland School of Law, Samford University.
After graduation from law school, Mr. Abbott practiced law in Alabama for 27 years. During this period of time, he engaged in private practice but also served as an Assistant District Attorney for the 13th Judicial Circuit on a part-time basis for nine years and as a municipal judge for several communities, including Pell City, where he served for 11 years.
Mr. Abbott moved to Destin, Florida, after winding up his Alabama law practice. After Hurricane Ivan struck the Gulf Coast in 2004, he became involved, on a private consulting basis, with the administration of hurricane claims, including both flood and wind claims. He has provided consulting services for the administration of over 200 claims arising from Hurricane Ivan and Katrina and is now providing consulting services on Hurricane Ike claims.
Mr. Abbott established Disaster Consulting Services, LLC, a privately-owned Florida limited liability company, to provide facts, information and reference materials for the benefit of disaster victims, adjusters, contractors and legal professionals. Mr. Abbott now devotes a majority of his time to flood insurance issues including flood associated with hurricanes as well as seasonal flooding.