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Florida GDP growth holds potentially costly future

Olivia Olsen Jul. 7, 2017, 2:17pm

TALLAHASSEE — The state of Florida has experienced a significant growth in its GDP since 2016, which may lead to an increase in tort laws.

Fant focuses on promoting Florida's economic growth in campaign for attorney general

Olivia Olsen Jul. 6, 2017, 5:28pm

TALLAHASSEE — Republican Rep. Jay Fant is ready to move into a new position that he thinks will help him better serve his constituents.

Pembroke Pines attorney reprimanded for failing to provide services

Olivia Olsen Jul. 2, 2017, 12:00pm

TALLAHASSEE — A public reprimand was ordered for Pembroke Pines attorney Stefan E. McHardy on April 20.

Fort Lauderdale attorney suspended after investigation into interest earned on accounts

Olivia Olsen Jul. 1, 2017, 12:00pm

TALLAHASSEE — Fort Lauderdale attorney Kurt Ellis Bosshardt was placed on suspension March 30, barring him from practicing law for 90 days.

Panama City attorney suspended for failing to comply with terms of previous order

Olivia Olsen Jul. 1, 2017, 10:30am

TALLAHASSEE — Panama City attorney John Leslie Gioiello has been suspended from practicing law.

Palm Beach Gardens attorney disbarred after he failed to pay court sanctions

Olivia Olsen Jun. 30, 2017, 6:00pm

TALLAHASSEE — John T. Jenkins Jr. of Palm Beach Gardens was disbarred following a March order from the Florida Supreme Court.

Miami attorney suspended for failing to comply with prior discipline order

Olivia Olsen Jun. 30, 2017, 2:56pm

TALLAHASSEE — Miami attorney Kenneth Joseph Kukec was suspended from the practice of law following an April court order from the Florida Supreme Court.

Pensacola attorney suspended for misappropriating client funds

Olivia Olsen Jun. 30, 2017, 1:45pm

TALLAHASSEE — Pensacola attorney James M. Corrigan was placed on a suspension following the review of a Petition for Emergency Suspension filed with the Florida Supreme Court.

Coral Springs attorney suspended for allegedly failing to provide legal work, misrepresentation

Olivia Olsen Jun. 29, 2017, 4:06pm

TALLAHASSEE — Christopher Lee Buttermore, an attorney registered in Coral Springs, has been suspended from practice by the Florida Supreme Court.

Sarasota attorney disbarred for failing to adhere to terms of previous suspension order

Olivia Olsen Jun. 26, 2017, 2:38pm

TALLAHASSEE — Sarasota attorney Allen Montgomery Blake has been disbarred by the Florida Supreme Court.

Fort Lauderdale attorney disbarred for participation in keeping over $2 million from client settlement

Olivia Olsen Jun. 7, 2017, 2:26pm

TALLAHASSEE — Laura Marie Watson, an attorney practicing in Fort Lauderdale, was permanently disbarred from the practice of law following an order issued by the Florida Supreme Court.

Miami Beach attorney suspended for failing to adequately handle loan modifications

Olivia Olsen Jun. 7, 2017, 2:16pm

TALLAHASSEE — Scott Lowell Podvin of the Podvin Law Firm in Miami Beach was suspended from the practice of law after a review of disciplinary actions.

Cocoa attorney disbarred for abandoning clients

Olivia Olsen Jun. 6, 2017, 2:46pm

TALLAHASSEE — Cocoa attorney Tara Marie Warrington has been disbarred by the Supreme Court of Florida in response to an investigation into the attorney’s legal practices.

Tampa attorney publicly reprimanded for failing to adhere to terms of prior probation order

Olivia Olsen Jun. 6, 2017, 2:36pm

TALLAHASSEE — Tampa attorney George John Francis Werner was publicly reprimanded by the Florida Supreme Court in response to his failure to comply with the terms of a prior reprimand and probation order.

Arcadia attorney disbarred for failing to render services

Olivia Olsen Jun. 6, 2017, 2:26pm

TALLAHASSEE — Attorney Sandra Lynn Sanders has been disbarred by the Florida Supreme Court after the Florida Bar received several complaints that the attorney had accepted fees but failed to render services.

Jacksonville attorney suspended for borrowing client funds

Olivia Olsen Jun. 2, 2017, 2:22pm

TALLAHASSEE — Jacksonville attorney Keirsten Klatch was recently suspended for three years after a complaint against the attorney uncovered that she had borrowed funds from a client trust without permission.

Miami attorney suspended for pattern of misconduct during trial

Olivia Olsen Jun. 2, 2017, 2:11pm

TALLAHASSEE — The Florida Supreme Court ruled to suspend Miami attorney Cyrus A. Bischoff from the practice of law as a result of the attorney’s alleged misconduct in a federal lawsuit.

Pembroke Pines attorney suspended for drug possession charges, disbarred for misappropriation

Olivia Olsen Jun. 2, 2017, 1:15pm

TALLAHASSEE — Pembroke Pines attorney Marcy Elizabeth Abitz was suspended following the attorney’s no-contest plea to several charges and later disbarred for unrelated misconduct.

Cooper City attorney suspended for failing to adhere to prior discipline conditions

Olivia Olsen Jun. 1, 2017, 3:44pm

TALLAHASSEE — Melissa A. Heaton, an attorney in Cooper City, has been suspended after the Florida Supreme Court determined the attorney had not complied with the terms of a suspension order issued in October.

Attorney Heather Aquafresca suspended for failing to comply with terms of prior discipline

Olivia Olsen Jun. 1, 2017, 3:12pm

TALLAHASSEE — Heather Aquafresca, a Florida-licensed attorney residing in Webster, Massachusetts, was suspended from the practice of law because the attorney allegedly failed to comply with a previous suspension order.