Charles Wells

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Charles T. Wells is a native of Orlando and a member of GrayRobinson’s Appellate and Litigation practice groups. Before joining the firm, Wells served as a justice on the Florida Supreme Court for more than 14 years.

Wells graduated from Boone High in 1957 and received his bachelor’s and juris doctor degrees from the University of Florida. Following his law school graduation In 1964, he entered private practice in Orlando, where he remained until 1969. He then served a one year term as a trial attorney with the United States Department of Justice in Washington D.C., before returning to Orlando.

Wells served 28 years in the private practice of law before his appointment to the Florida Supreme Court by Governor Lawton Chiles in 1994. From 2000 to 2002, he served as chief justice and is best known for presiding over court appeals disputing the 2000 presidential election. In March 2009, Wells retired from the high court and joined GrayRobinson.

To this day, Wells is an active member of The Florida Bar, and has served in various leadership capacities including president of the Orange County Bar Association, a member of the board of governors of The Florida Bar and board of trustees of the Orange County Legal Aid Society. He is past president of Florida Blue Key, is a Distinguished Alumnus of the University of Florida and an honorary member of Phi Beta Kappa.

He and his wife, attorney Linda, reside in Central Florida and have three children and
eight grandchildren

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