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  Wayne Culver, a fourth generation Floridian, grew up in Winter Park, Florida, Seminole County with his brother and parents. Wayne earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in History from the University of Central Florida. He then moved to Boston to pursue a law degree graduating with a Juris Doctor from Suffolk University Law School. Upon passing both the Massachusetts and Florida bar he decided to return to Florida to continue his legal career as an Assistant State Attorney for the Eighteenth Judicial Circuit. In this position he prosecuted every type of crime which included attempted murders, arson, sex and weapons offenses, narcotics, trafficking, DUI's, home invasions, armed robberies, and property crimes.

  In 2004, he started his own legal practice in Seminole County representing clients in all matters including: appeals, criminal defense, civil litigation, dependency, estate planning, family law, juvenile, real estate, and traffic violations. After five years, he decided to dedicate his career to the defense of low-income clients and joined the Office of the Public Defender for Seminole County. During his career, he has litigated thousands of cases and tried over a hundred trials.  He has also served as the Misdemeanor Supervisor in the Public Defender's Office training new attorneys, and has lectured at the University of Florida and Barry University on criminal law and criminal procedure. Wayne is a member of the Florida Bar Association, Massachusetts Bar Association, and admitted to Federal Court the Middle District of Florida.

  Wayne's father, a Master Chief in the United States Navy, taught Wayne the importance of service to country and community as he was a volunteer for the Citizens on Patrol in Seminole County over 10 years during his retirement. Wayne learned the value of hard work from his parents, working at Costco Automotive Tire Department while attending college.

  Wayne currently lives in Longwood, Florida with his wife Tara and their two children Evan and Olivia. Tara is a licensed Certified Public Accountant who also works in the public sector as the Assistant Controller for the City of Orlando. When Wayne is not working, he enjoys cooking and attending his children's sporting events and activities. He also enjoys showing his family's 1968 Mustang fast back, which he restored with his father and brother, at local area car shows.