Charles J. Esposito, Esq., owner of the Press of Fremont Payne and a 40+ year veteran of the appellate industry, unexpectedly passed away on Sunday, September 18, 2022. Charlie’s positive outlook, generous spirit, and kind heart always left an impression wherever he went. He had a perpetual smile on his face and was always ready for a good laugh every time he talked with you.

In June 2018, Charlie merged Press of Fremont Payne into PHP. As the oldest appellate services provider in the industry, Press of Fremont Payne had a rich history dating back to 1890. For the last 40+ years the business had been run by Charlie. Under his leadership the company evolved from Linotype hot lead typesetting and large printing presses to computers and high-speed digital printers. Charlie was enjoying being away from the day to day operations until his passing.

He is survived by his wife Celia of 52 years who we offer our deepest condolences. His loss is very much felt by all at PHP and we wish Charlie a hearty Godspeed.