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ORLANDO, FL – January 6, 2015 – Charles T. “Charley” Wells, of counsel in GrayRobinson’s Orlando office, is co-presenting with The Honorable A. Glenda Hatchett at the upcoming program “Spreading the Dream – A Long Look Back at Brown v. Board of Education.” Their presentation on January 13, 2015 will address the topic “Civil Rights – Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow.”

The 2015 Spreading the Dream Initiative is a partnership between the African American Council of Christian Clergy, FAMU School of Law, and Orange County Public Schools (OCPS). The program will reenact portions of the Brown v. Board of Education Supreme Court case for all OCPS 8th grade students on January 13, 2015 at the Dr. Phillips Art Center. The initiative will also provide venues for a series of evening events from January 13, 2015 to January 15, 2015 for students and parent, and the community in order to create awareness of and education about the importance of the Civil Rights era. These events will include educational and cultural activities for the entire community.

Wells is a member of the firm's Appellate and Litigation practice groups. He serves as an expert witness in cases involving claims of legal malpractice and claims alleging insurer's bad faith. He is a registered legislative lobbyist in issues of tort and insurance reform. Immediately prior to joining GrayRobinson, Wells served for more than 14 years as a justice on the Florida Supreme Court and was the chief justice from July 1, 2000, until July 1, 2002. He presided over the election cases that were decided by the court following the presidential election in November 2000, which have collectively become known as Bush v. Gore. In 2013, Wells published the first full account from a former judge about the most important election case in Florida and American history in his book, "Inside Bush v. Gore." During his tenure on the Florida Supreme Court, he participated in decisions, and wrote majority and dissenting opinions, covering the entire breadth of Florida law.

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