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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.

Plantation attorney suspended for role in kickback scheme

Olivia Olsen May 31, 2017, 3:53pm

TALLAHASSEE — Plantation attorney Lauren Elizabeth Bannigan was recently suspended from the practice of law for her alleged participation in a kickback scheme.

Sarasota attorney suspended for misappropriating client funds

Olivia Olsen May 31, 2017, 3:39pm

TALLAHASSEE — Following a petition for emergency suspension filed with the Florida Supreme Court, Sarasota attorney William Robert Cohen will be suspended from the practice of law for an indefinite period of time.

Niceville attorney receives public reprimand for lying under oath

Olivia Olsen May 30, 2017, 3:23pm

TALLAHASSEE — John David Snell of Niceville was recently ordered to be publicly reprimanded by the Florida Supreme Court due to a false statement the attorney made under oath, saying that he had not practiced law while his license was inactive.

Fort Myers attorney suspended for misappropriating client funds

Olivia Olsen May 30, 2017, 3:18pm

TALLAHASSEE — Michael Eugene Wynn, an attorney in Fort Myers, has been suspended from the practice of law following complaints of misappropriating funds.

Plantation attorney suspended amid allegations of misconduct

Olivia Olsen May 29, 2017, 2:50pm

TALLAHASSEE — Plantation attorney David Laurence Prince has been suspended by the Florida Supreme Court after a petition for emergency suspension was reviewed.

Lake Mary attorney disbarred for practicing with an inactive license

Olivia Olsen May 29, 2017, 2:43pm

TALLAHASSEE — Marlon Alphanso Smikle, an attorney in Lake Mary, was disbarred from the practice of law following a Supreme Court order after it was discovered the lawyer had violated a prior suspension order by practicing law while his license was inactive.

Bartow attorney suspended following discovery of child support scheme

Olivia Olsen May 26, 2017, 3:07pm

TALLAHASSEE — Bartow attorney Bradford L. Stewart was suspended from the practice of law by the Florida Supreme Court after it was discovered that the attorney had allegedly concocted a scheme to help a client pay less child support.

West Palm Beach attorney publicly reprimanded for failing to file documents on time

Olivia Olsen May 24, 2017, 2:53pm

TALLAHASSEE — Jeffrey Allen Harrington, an attorney practicing in West Palm Beach, recently received a public reprimand from the Florida Supreme Court.

Largo attorney suspended after DUI conviction

Olivia Olsen May 24, 2017, 2:38pm

TALLAHASSEE — Largo lawyer Denise Tamara Herman was recently publicly reprimanded and placed on probation by the Florida Supreme Court following the attorney’s plea of no contest to a driving under the influence charge.

Orange County judge suspended for misleading election campaign

Olivia Olsen May 23, 2017, 2:09pm

The Florida Supreme Court recently ruled to suspend 9th Circuit Court Judge Kimberly Michele Shepard from the practice of law.

Brooksville attorney disbarred for eight counts of failing to provide services

Olivia Olsen May 22, 2017, 2:24pm

TALLAHASSEE — Brooksville attorney Osa Jackson Harp IV was disbarred by the Florida Supreme Court of Florida after an investigation into multiple complaints revealed that Harp had accepted fees and failed to properly represent the clients thereafter.

Tampa attorney disbarred for failing to perform services

Olivia Olsen May 22, 2017, 2:11pm

TALLAHASSEE — Antonios Poulos, an attorney who practiced in Tampa, was recently disbarred as ordered by the Florida Supreme Court after an investigation of complaints in four client matters in which the attorney had either blatantly acted in a conflict of interest or failed to perform legal services.

Orlando attorney suspended for sharing fees

Olivia Olsen May 17, 2017, 2:57pm

TALLAHASSEE — Matthew Shane Englett, an attorney practicing in Orlando, was suspended by the Florida Supreme Court after the attorney was found culpable in sharing fees with nonattorneys for bringing in clients.

Coral Springs attorney suspended for delegating attorney responsibilities to nonattorney employees

Olivia Olsen May 17, 2017, 2:50pm

TALLAHASSEE — Coral Springs attorney Richard Eugene Ehrlich was recently suspended from the practice of law by the Florida Supreme Court due to the attorney’s hiring and delegating responsibilities to nonattorney employees.

Ocala attorney failed to adhere to prior suspension order, resulting in disbarment

Olivia Olsen May 16, 2017, 2:46pm

TALLAHASSEE — The Florida Supreme Court has disbarred Ocala attorney Theodore Stewart Fries Jr. from the practice of law as a result of the attorney’s failure to adhere to the terms of a suspension issued on Aug. 12, 2016.

Atlantic Beach attorney publicly reprimanded for mishandling client matters

Olivia Olsen May 16, 2017, 2:39pm

TALLAHASSEE — The Florida Supreme Court ordered Atlantic Beach attorney Kelly Brook Hampton to be publicly reprimanded as a result of the attorney’s mishandling of two client matters.

Clearwater attorney disbarred for misappropriating funds

Olivia Olsen May 15, 2017, 8:47pm

TALLAHASSEE — Nicole Mae Frost, an attorney from Clearwater, has been disbarred by the Supreme Court of Florida after an investigation found the attorney culpable in mishandling and misappropriating client funds in two matters.

Rockledge attorney suspended following inappropriate communications with client

Olivia Olsen May 7, 2017, 4:54pm

TALLAHASSEE — Rockledge attorney Gregory Alan Crutchfield was suspended from the practice of law by the Florida Supreme Court after he was found culpable in two matters involving his divorce and one involving a client in an unrelated issue.