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.
The petition was filed in November 2016 in the wake of Boyer’s
suspension by the State Bar of Florida through the state’s Supreme
Court in January 2016 after an investigation into claims of
misconduct in client matters including misappropriation of funds.
claims that Boyer allegedly violated several sections of the Rules
Regulating the Florida Bar. Though a detailed account of the
misconduct was not provided, the documents stated that Boyer
allegedly neglected a client matter, which resulted in the case being
thrown out of court. In addition, Boyer did not properly maintain his
client trust account and make appropriate uses of its funds. Lastly,
the attorney failed to cooperate with the investigation by the State
Bar of Florida.
The disciplinary revocation is considered “tantamount to
disbarment,” documents said.
The attorney will not be able to practice law in Florida for at least
five years, at which point he may apply for readmission to the State
Bar. Along with the revocation, Boyer will need to reimburse the
Clients’ Security Fund of the Florida Bar for any and all funds
that were misappropriated.
also take on the costs of his court proceedings, which at the
time of filing totaled $2,750. The State Bar maintains the right to
audit any of Boyer’s trust accounts at any given time.
The Florida Supreme Court, located in Tallahassee, was established
in 1846 as the highest court in the state. It is presided
over by seven justices: Chief Justice Jorge Labarga, Barbara J.
Pariente, R. Fred Lewis, Peggy A. Quince, Charles T. Canady, Ricky
Polston, and C. Alan Lawson. For more information about the court, go