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    ORLANDO, FL – February 14, 2017 – Attorney Charles T. Wells, of counsel in GrayRobinson’s Orlando law firm office, was selected to receive the William Trickel, Jr. Professionalism Award from the Orange County Bar Association. This award recognizes attorneys who have been practicing for over 15 years, whose conduct and career stands as a model of success built on unquestioned professionalism.

    “Charley embodies success, professionalism, high moral standards and ethical behavior,” said GrayRobinson president and managing director, Mayanne Downs. “I can’t imagine anyone else more qualified to receive this wonderful award. We are so proud of Charley.”

    Prior to his time at 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. 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.

    Before his appointment to the Florida Supreme Court in 1994, he practiced law in the areas of tort, insurance and construction law for 28 years in Orlando. He represented claimants, insurers and sureties in his practice.


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