The untold truth about Dan Markel’s ex-wife

Wendi Adelson is an infamous wife of the late Dan Markel, a law professor and attorney, who was murdered in 2014. The case is still awaiting another trial, named April 13, 2020, and some sources say Wendi Adelson or at least members of his family were behind the murder.

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Early life and family

Wendi Jill Adelson was born on April 22, 1979, in Florida, United States. Her zodiac sign is therefore Taurus and she holds American citizenship. She grew up in Florida alongside her older brother, Charles J. Adelson, and older brother, Robert. His mother, donna Adelson, took care of her children, while her husband, Harvey Adelson, was busy working hard as a cosmetic dentist.

Harvey founded the Adelson Institute for Aesthetic & Implant Dentistry after earning a dental degree from Temple University (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) and after graduating from the Pankey Institute; Harvey is often described as a “dentists’ dentist”. Wendi’s mother then joined her husband in his institute, serving as patient coordinator.

Wendi’s older brother, Charles, also works at the Institute, having obtained his BS in Micro and Molecular Biology from the University of Central Florida, located in Orlando. Charles is an experienced periodontist. Donna and Harvey’s eldest son, Robert, also works in medicine; he is an otolaryngologist and works in Albany, New York.


Wendi has always been a hardworking student. In 1997, she won the prestigious Miami Herald Silver Knight Award, given to outstanding high school students, for her work entitled “Starting Blocks”, which was a charity project she started to share educational materials and all kinds of toys with children from underprivileged families. Wendi graduated from high school in 1997, then enrolled at Brandeis University, graduating magna cum laude with a BA in business communications, then earned her doctorate in international relations, graduating from Cambridge University in 2002.

Wendi Adelson

While at Cambridge, Wendi was a member of the Gates Cambridge Scholarship, a global scholarship program established by Bill and Melinda Gates in October 2000. University of Miami.


From 2011 to 2015, Wendi worked as a professor of clinical law at Florida State University. At the same time, she held the position of Director of the Human Rights and Immigration Law Project. In 2015, Wendi was promoted to law clerk at the United States Court of Appeals for Judge Adalberto Jordan of the Eleventh Circuit in Miami, where she served until 2016. In July 2017, Wendi earned a new jobbeing appointed as Head of the Immigration Partnership and Coalition Fund (IMPAC).

Wendi is also the author of the self-published human trafficking novel “The Is Our Story”. She also developed the Human Trafficking Law Blog, but stopped posting anything there in September 2015.

Personal life, late ex-husband Dan Markel

Wendi met Daniel Markel in 2004. The couple dated for a few years and finally got married in February 2006. At that time, Dan was already serving as a professor at Florida State University School of Law. Wendi and Dan gave birth to their first son in 2009, and within just a year they welcomed another son in 2010. However, Wendi left Dan in 2012, taking the kids and disappearing.

Divorce and custody court fights

When Dan left for another business trip (of which he had plenty) in 2012, he returned to an empty house with almost no furniture, no wife and no children, but with divorce papers left behind. on the bed.

For a long time (Dan’s documents claimed the exact period was six weeks), Markel did not know where his wife and children were, as Wendi hid the information with the help of family members, his mother and his son. brother Charles in particular. . The divorce was finalized in July 2013. Wendi and Dan shared joint custody of their children, when Dan filed an order prohibiting Wendi from moving to Miami with the children. He won the order at the end of 2013, but the battle in court did not stop. Dan and Wendi still had multiple claims against each other regarding parenting arrangements, finances, and disposition of assets. Wendi’s mother was also a figure mentioned in one of Dan’s petitions he filed in early 2014, when he asked the court to provide constant supervision of his stepmother while she was with her children, as he claimed she had made various ‘disparaging remarks’ about Dan.

Who is Dan Markel?

Dan was very well known in all things court, as he was a law professor and attorney, working at Florida State University College of Law. Born on October 9, 1972 in Toronto, Ontario Canada, Dan quickly understood what he wanted to do with his life. A Harvard graduate, Dan studied at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, then earned his MD at Emmanuel College, Cambridge. In 2001, Dan earned his JD from Harvard Law School, quickly becoming one of Florida’s most in-demand attorneys. In 2009, Dan wrote the book “Privilege or Punish: Criminal Justice and the Challenge of Family Ties”, while still working as a law professor at Florida State University.

Dan Markel, a well-known Florida State law professor and author, died after being shot Friday, according to friends and the FSU Law School. –

Posted by Tallahassee Democrat on Saturday, July 19, 2014

On July 18, 2014, Dan was shot dead while left alone at his home in Tallahassee, Florida. On July 19, 2014, he died of his injuries in hospital where he was taken too late because the dispatcher who received the call from Dan’s neighbors did not classify the call as truly serious. Dan was later announcement an “intended victim”.

Statements to Dan’s Murderers. Were they related to Wendi and her family?

In July 2015, two different rewards were announced for information on suspects. On May 26, 2016, the first suspect named Sigfredo Garcia was arrested at his Miami Beach home. Police gave no details to the press, saying only that the case was being investigated as a hitman, and that they were still looking for the exact person who hired Garcia to assassinate Dan Markel. .

Eventually, a Garcia co-conspirator was caught, Luis Rivera, who was also seen with Garcia several times. Another suspect arrested during the investigation was Katherine Magbanua. the mother of Sigfredo Garcia’s two children. Katherine and Sigfredo were not in a relationship at the time of the murder, however, Katherine was the person who connected the killers and Wendi’s family members. Police discovered that Magbanua was dating Wendi’s brother, Charles Adelson. However, the court could not prove that Wendi, Charles, or their mother, Donna, hired Garcia and Rivera, even though prosecutors insisted that Charles paid $100,000 to have Dan Markel murdered, so that Wendi can get full custody of her sons. On October 15, 2019, Garcia and Rivera received life sentences for murder and conspiracy.

Katherine Magbanua is still in jail as she was charged as a co-conspirator – her retrial is on April 13, 2020. Wendi denied involvement in the murder, but testified – on immunity – that her family may have been. be.

Appearance, style of dress

Wendi has shoulder length light brown hair and green eyes. His height, weight and vital stats are not available. As for her style of dress, she likes to wear classic costumes when she appears in public. For her day-to-day, she sticks to casual looks.

Net Worth and Salary

As of 2020, Wendi’s net worth is deemed to be over $1 million.

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