Charles R. Boning has been an associate attorney with the Mallory Law Group since 2001. He is admitted to The Florida Bar and to the Southern and Middle Districts of Florida. His practice extends to commercial litigation, construction law, corporate law, contracts, commercial leases, landlord and tenant law, constitutional law, appellate law, and related fields.

Mr. Boning attended the University of Florida College of Law, where he contributed to the Florida Journal of Law and Public Policy, participated in Moot Court, won two book awards (top grade in class), and won the Makar Award for best note. He graduated in 1995 with honors and attained the Order of the Coif (top 10 percent of law school class).

Before attending law school, Mr. Boning was involved in the educational publishing business in New York. As an author/illustrator with Barnell Loft, Ltd., he wrote 35 children’s books including: Remember Paul Wilson, Some People Never Learn, One Last Try, Old Snapper, and The Chicago Inferno. These books were sold and distributed to public and private schools across the nation.  He served as vice president until the company was purchased by acMillan/McGraw Hill.

After graduating from law school, Mr. Boning served for five years as a staff member with the Florida House of Representatives in Tallahassee. He authored the House’s internal manual, Detecting Constitutional Problems in Florida Law, published in 1997/1998 and again in 2000. As counsel to the Council on Civil Justice, Mr. Boning participated in supervising the staff of four committees, advised members regarding constitutional issues, and was responsible for shepherding key bills through the legislative process.

Since leaving the public sector, Mr. Boning has continued to write and illustrate books through publisher, Pineapple Press, located in Sarasota, Florida. In 2006, his book, Florida’s Best Fruiting Plants: Native and Exotic Trees, Shrubs, and Vines, was nominated for a Florida Book Award. Since its publication, this book has enjoyed brisk sales, has been the subject of many positive reviews, and has come to be regarded as a gardening classic. His book, Florida’s Rivers, published in 2007, was also nominated for a Florida Book Award. In 2010, Mr. Boning completed the companion book to Florida’s Best Fruiting Plants, titled Florida’s Best Herbs and Spices: Native and Exotic Plants Grown for Scent and Flavor. Mr. Boning has been a frequent speaker at gardening events around the state and maintains an extensive collection of rare fruit trees. Other interests include Civil War history, genealogy, maritime history, boating, fishing, fossil hunting, and biology.