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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.