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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.

3rd District Court of Appeal retroactively applies high court opinion to Allstate PIP case against Hallandale

Michael McGrady May 14, 2017, 2:53pm

MIAMI – Florida’s 3rd District Court of Appeal recently applied a state Supreme Court opinion retroactively to a case involving an Allstate Insurance Co. policy for personal injury protection (PIP).

State attorney, Scott awaiting Florida Supreme Court review in death penalty dispute

Glenn Minnis May 10, 2017, 1:03pm

TALLAHASSEE — The Florida Supreme Court is now weighing suits filed against Gov. Rick Scott by State Attorney Aramis Ayala after he stripped her office of several high-profile murder cases over her decision not to seek the death penalty.

Florida Supreme Court grants donative intent in divorce case, upholding standard of evidence

Tricia Erickson May 9, 2017, 1:39pm

TALLAHASSEE — A property dispute in a marriage dissolution case raised questions about “donative intent” and interspousal gifts.

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.

Titusville attorney suspended for violating court order

Olivia Olsen May 4, 2017, 8:58am

TALLAHASSEE — Titusville attorney Lillian Clover has been suspended from the practice of law by the Florida Supreme Court as the result of her alleged violation of a court order in a paternity matter.

Fort Lauderdale attorney reprimanded for harassing opposing counsel

Olivia Olsen May 4, 2017, 8:51am

TALLAHASSEE — The Florida Supreme Court recently ruled to publicly reprimand Fort Lauderdale attorney Anthony Joseph Alfero in light of the disparaging remarks he made to opposing counsel in a divorce proceeding.

Cape Coral attorney suspended for failing to adhere to terms of prior discipline

Olivia Olsen May 4, 2017, 8:39am

TALLAHASSEE — Cape Coral attorney Renee Binns has been suspended from the practice of law indefinitely as a result of the attorney’s failure to comply with the terms of a previous suspension.

Milton attorney reprimanded for charging exorbitant fees

Olivia Olsen May 3, 2017, 2:36pm

The Florida Supreme Court has ordered that Milton attorney Jennifer Byrom be publicly reprimanded after it found the attorney charged excessive fees for a 10-year-long probate case.

Coral Gables attorney publicly reprimanded for handling of immigration case

Olivia Olsen May 3, 2017, 1:33pm

TALLAHASSEE — The Florida Supreme Court has ordered that Coral Gables attorney Eduardo Rigoberto Soto have a public reprimand published in the Southern Reporter following his handling of an immigration case.

Attorney licensed in Florida, D.C. suspended for mishandling father's trust

Olivia Olsen May 2, 2017, 2:05pm

TALLAHASSEE — Attorney Pamela Bruce Stuart has been suspended by the Florida Supreme Court following an investigation that revealed she used trust account funds for her personal expenses.

Los Angeles attorney suspended for failing to perform services

Olivia Olsen May 2, 2017, 1:48pm

TALLAHASSEE — The Florida Supreme Court has ruled to suspend attorney Vito Torchia Jr. from the practice of law after being found culpable in three client matters in which he allegedly failed to provide competent legal services.