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Cindy Harper

 Cindy Harper

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Cindy Harper was raised in Windermere, Florida. Ms. Harper attended the University of Florida where she earned a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and Bachelor of Science in Public Relations in 2005. She then earned a Masters Degree in Public Administration from the University of Central Florida in 2008. Finally, Ms. Harper attended University of Florida’s Levin College of Law, receiving her Juris Doctor in 2012. As a law student, Ms. Harper won book awards (“best in class”) in her criminal prosecution and legal writing courses.
Ms. Harper began her legal career as an Assistant State Attorney working for the Fifth Judicial Circuit in Ocala, Florida. In 2014, Ms. Harper was promoted to the specialized position of Sex Crimes Prosecutor. By the time she left the office in 2019, Ms. Harper supervised the felony division while serving as a Lead Trial Attorney. She prosecuted some of the most serious crimes handled by the office including homicide, drug trafficking and 10-20-Life gun cases.

Ms. Harper is an active member of the Junior League of Ocala and the Marion County Bar Association. She attends the First United Methodist Church of Ocala. In her spare time, Ms. Harper enjoys running, travel, and spending time with her husband and two daughters, Elizabeth and Maggie.

As a former prosecutor, Ms. Harper has extensive courtroom experience, having tried over forty cases before a jury. She practices in many areas of law, including criminal law, family law and general civil litigation.

 




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