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Estero attorney suspended for failing to present eligibility status

Olivia Olsen Apr. 25, 2017, 2:12pm

Katherine M. Mohr of Estero has been suspended by the Supreme Court of Florida for for failing to present her eligibility status.

Florida Supreme Court defines sexual intercourse

Olivia Olsen Apr. 18, 2017, 2:29pm

TALLAHASSEE — After tireless research, two years and three dictionaries, the Florida Supreme Court has created a definition of sexual intercourse, particularly in reference to same-sex partners.

Florida Senate committees advance prejudgment interest bill

Olivia Olsen Apr. 18, 2017, 2:16pm

TALLAHASSEE — In a move that may have corporations rattled, the Florida Senate Judiciary Committee has advanced a bill to allow for prejudgment interest to be collected in personal injury settlements.

Homestead attorney receives maximum suspension for failing to maintain client trust accounts

Olivia Olsen Apr. 5, 2017, 5:20pm

TALLAHASSEE — Donald Richard Kerner Jr., an attorney practicing in Homestead, Florida, has been suspended for three years from practicing law in the state.

Florida attorney receives disciplinary revocation

Olivia Olsen Apr. 4, 2017, 12:38am

TALLAHASSEE — Sholom Boyer, an attorney who resides in North Miami Beach, has his petition for disciplinary revocation granted on Jan. 19 by the Florida Supreme Court.

Florida PTC texts under investigation

Olivia Olsen Apr. 2, 2017, 9:11pm

TALLAHASSEE — In light of an investigation into the Florida Public Transportation Commission, seven cellphones have been confiscated by the Florida Department of Law Enforcement because of missing text messages.

Florida bill proposes reclassifying texting and driving laws

Olivia Olsen Apr. 2, 2017, 8:48pm

TALLAHASSEE — The Florida Senate is currently working on a bill that may help alleviate accidents that occur because of texting and driving.

Florida Supreme Court clarifies state's open-carry law

Olivia Olsen Mar. 29, 2017, 6:38pm

TALLAHASSEE — The Florida Supreme Court recently issued an opinion to clarify the state’s open-carry law, ruling to uphold an appeals-court decision that the state's open-carry law does not violate the Second Amendment.

Lawsuits against airbag manufacturer dropped after guilty plea

Olivia Olsen Mar. 28, 2017, 7:11pm

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — Two lawsuits filed against Japanese company Takata Corporation, its subsidiary TK Holdings Inc., and General Motors LLC were voluntarily dismissed on Jan. 25.

Palm Beach attorney receives revocation for securities fraud

Olivia Olsen Mar. 25, 2017, 5:02pm

The Florida Supreme Court recently issued a disciplinary revocation to Jonathan Paltiel Flom, an attorney in Palm Beach, Fla., stemming from his federal money laundering conviction. 

Wellington attorney reprimanded for accounting error

Olivia Olsen Mar. 22, 2017, 11:37pm

TALLAHASSEE — Wellington, Florida, attorney Avery Spencer Chapman was sentenced to be publicly reprimanded via publication in an order filed on Jan. 19 by the Florida Supreme Court.

Former priest and attorney disbarred in Florida for possession of child pornography

Olivia Olsen Mar. 22, 2017, 2:28pm

TALLAHASSEE — Bruce Charles Fehr, who was admitted to the Florida Bar more than 20 years ago, was disbarred from practicing law in Florida by the state Supreme Court on Jan. 29 after he pleaded guilty to one count of possession of child pornography.

Florida Supreme Court orders suspension for Orlando attorney

Olivia Olsen Mar. 21, 2017, 11:12pm

TALLAHASSEE — The Florida Supreme Court recently ordered a suspension for Orlando attorney Fatima Rita dos Santos Fahmy because of her alleged failure to comply with the conditions of her probation from a prior disciplinary ruling.

Coral Gables attorney suspended for allegedly not filing motions for clients

Olivia Olsen Mar. 21, 2017, 9:43pm

TALLAHASSEE — George Joseph Charnota, an attorney practicing in Coral Gables, was suspended from the practice of law by the Florida Supreme Court for failure to diligently represent his clients.

Fort Myers attorney suspended for having affair with client

Olivia Olsen Mar. 21, 2017, 8:06pm

TALLAHASSEE — Fort Myers attorney Robert Steven Cohen was suspended from the practice of law for a period of 30 days in response to allegations that Cohen engaged in a sexual relationship with a client.

Florida lawyer publicly reprimanded for conflict of interest

Olivia Olsen Oct. 6, 2016, 5:15pm

TALLAHASSEE -- Attorney David Barry Newman has been publicly reprimanded by the Florida Supreme Court following charges of conflict of interest. 

Florida attorney Stephen M. Newman's license revoked after committing a felony

Olivia Olsen Oct. 6, 2016, 5:14pm

TALLAHASSEE -- The Florida Supreme Court has accepted a request for disciplinary revocation of license to practice law belonging to attorney Stephen M. Newman. 

Florida attorney suspended after possession charge

Olivia Olsen Oct. 6, 2016, 2:10pm

ORLANDO -- Attorney Samuel Harker Lanier was suspended indefinitely by the Florida Bar Association in June. The ruling stems from charges and subsequent guilty verdict of several criminal infractions--both misdemeanor and felony--committed by the lawyer in January. 

Florida lawyer disbarred after involvement in insurance fraud

Olivia Olsen Oct. 6, 2016, 2:08pm

TALLAHASSEE -- The Florida Supreme Court ruled in June to permanently disbar attorney Cory Matthew Meltzer after he was brought up on several disciplinary charges. 

Delray Beach attorney pleads guilty to misconduct, high court rules to reprimand

Olivia Olsen Sep. 28, 2016, 4:48am

TALLAHASSEE – The Florida Supreme Court ruled on July 14 to publicly reprimand Paul Aaron Herman, an attorney operating out of Delray Beach, after he pleaded guilty to misconduct.