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Wayne Lee Thomas

Wayne Lee Thomas, American lawyer. Bar: Florida 1971, Supreme Court of the United States Court 1975, United States Court Appeals (5th circuit) 1975, United States Court Appeals (11th circuit) 1981, United States Court Claims 1976, United States District Court (middle district) Florida 1973, United States District Court (southern district trial bar) Florida 1975; certified mediator and arbitrator.

Background

  • Thomas, Wayne Lee was born on September 22, 1945. Son of W. M. and June F. Thomas.

  • Education

    • Bachelor, University Florida, 1967. Juris Doctor cum laude, University Florida, 1971.

    Career

    • Law clerk United States District Court (middle district) Florida, 1971—1973. Associate Trenam, Simmons, Kemker, Scharf, Barkin, Frye & O'Neill, PA, Tampa, 1973—1977, partner, 1978—1981. Founder, president McKay & Thomas, PA, 1981—1989.

      Partner Carlton, Fields, Ward, Emmanuel, Smith & Cutler, PA, 1989—1995. Private practice Tampa, 1995—2008. Partner Akerman Senterfitt, since 2008.

      Board member State of Florida 13th Judicial Circuit Indigent Services Committee, 2006—2007.

    Major achievements

    • Bar: Florida 1971, Supreme Court of the United States Court 1975, United States Court Appeals (5th circuit) 1975, United States Court Appeals (11th circuit) 1981, United States Court Claims 1976, United States District Court (middle district) Florida 1973, United States District Court (southern district trial bar) Florida 1975. Certified mediator and arbitrator.

    Politics

    Party affiliation: Democrat

    Membership

    Member American Bar Association, Florida Bar (chairman section general practice 1981-1983, ethics committee, vice chairman unauthorized practice law committee 1994-1998, 2000-2004, chairman 2004-2006, vice chairman federal practice committee 1995-1996, chairman 1996-1997, board bar examiners 1986-1991, chairman 1990-1991, chairman unauthorized practice law committee 13A 1998-2001), National Conference Bar Examiners (multistate professional responsibility examination policy committee 1994-2004), Hillsborough County Bar Association (chairman grievance committee 1985-1986), J.C. Cheatwood American Inn of Court (president 2007-2008), Order of Coif, Florida Blue Key, Phi Kappa Phi, Omicron Delta Kappa.

    Connections

    • Married Patricia H. Thomas, March 16, 1968. Children: Brigitte Elisabeth Williams, Kate Adelaide Culpepper.
    • father: W. M.
    • mother: June F. Thomas
    • spouse: Patricia H. Thomas
    • children: Brigitte Elisabeth Williams Thomas
    • Kate Adelaide Culpepper Thomas
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    Born September 22, 1945
    (age 72)
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