Who Is Mark NeJame (Wendy Chioji Ex-Husband) Bio, Wiki, Age, Wife, Children, NeJame Law
Mark NeJame Biography
Mark Nejame is a Criminal Defense Attorney in Orlando, businessman, CNN analyst and philanthropist. He is the founder and senior partner at NeJame Law. He won his first murder case in 1982 just two years after being admitted to the bar.
He is on the Board of Directors of the International Prostate Cancer Foundation and he has also served on the advisory board for Seeds of Peace, which promotes dialog between young people in conflicting regions of the world.
Mark NeJame Age
NeJame was born in 1955 in Orlando, Florida; he is 64 years old as of 2019.
Mark NeJame Education
Mark attended Edgewater High School graduating in 1972. He later joined the University of Florida graduating in 1976 with a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science and Government. In 1980 he obtained a Juris Doctorate in Law from the University of Florida – Fredric G. Levin College of Law.
Mark NeJame Family
Mark is the son of Ann and Fred NeJame. He has two younger sisters, Paula and Christine. His parents separated in 1965 when he was 10 years. His father suffered a lifelong battle with alcoholism which lead to the separation. After his parents separated he had no contact with his father. His mother and sisters moved in with his grandmother.
Mark NeJame Wife
NeJame married his wife Josie Arizola in 2003. For three years Mark together with his wife hosted Fashion Funds the Cure, a major fundraiser for the Pediatric Cancer Foundation. In 2010 they launched a not-for-profit organization, Runway To Hope, to raise money for pediatric cancer research. The charity has pledged $3 million to three children’s hospitals.
Mark NeJame Children
Mark together with his wife has two daughters: Valentina (b. 2005) and Alessandra (b. 2007).
Mark NeJame Ex-Wife
Mark was in a relationship with Wendy Chioji, a former WESH 2 former anchor who died on October 7, 2019 after a battle with cancer. Mark posted on Facebook his tribute after her death;
“Early this morning, I awoke to the crushing news that the courageous, inspiring, athletic, beautiful, very cool, smart, fearsome, cat-loving, talented, funny, adventurous, and compassionate Wendy Chioji has passed away. My heart aches. Wendy had battled cancer three times over the last many years and always prevailed. She even won her last battle because over the last 5 years she lived life to the very fullest, never letting cancer, the fear of death, or self-imposed limitations stop her. She DEFIED #DEFY! She climbed mountains (literally and spiritually). She traveled the world and missed nothing. She embraced all that life offered. Let me clarify…she inhaled all that life offered. She lived life on her terms. Always did. When she had enough of tv broadcasting, even though she was a local tv icon, she decided to head out west to Utah to live her new best life.
We met, fell in love, and were married for a relatively brief time in the early 90’s. Her energy and attitude were amazing even then. We remained true and lasting friends all these years and although life took us on different journeys and paths, she always had a special place in my heart. My heart hurts right now but I know that I was blessed to have had Wendy in my life. I am so proud of her for all the lives she touched and the people she inspired in her life, including mine. Rest in Peace dear Wendy…you certainly deserve it. I will miss you always.”
Mark founded NeJame Law in 1995, it is a diversified legal firm with 21 attorneys practicing in personal injury, criminal defense, immigration, family law, business and civil litigation foreclosure defense and real estate. The law firm has been named the best law firm in Central Florida by Orlando Business Journal and Orlando Style magazine.
NeJame is known for winning large settlements for victims of police misconduct and in personal injury cases. These include an $880,000 award against a police officer who broke the neck of an 84-year-old veteran and an undisclosed 7-figure settlement for a gymnast paralyzed in a training accident.