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St. Petersburg attorney faces suspension after becoming ill during appeal in criminal case

By Karen Kidd | Mar 1, 2019

St. Petersburg attorney John C. Carver faces suspension following a Feb. 7 Florida Supreme Court order over allegations arising from a criminal appeal during which he fell ill, a recent announcement by The Florida Bar said.

Tallahassee attorney faces suspension after allegedly ignoring state bar inquiry

By Karen Kidd | Mar 1, 2019

TALLAHASSEE – Longtime Tallahassee attorney Richard Edward Benton faces indefinite suspension following a Feb. 19 Florida Supreme Court order for allegedly ignoring a state bar investigation, The Florida Bar said in a recent release.

Deland attorney reprimanded following alleged trust account irregularities

By Karen Kidd | Feb 28, 2019

TALLAHASSEE — Deland attorney William Ronald Alexander Jr. has been publicly reprimanded by publication following a Feb. 7 Florida Supreme Court order over alleged trust account irregularities, according to a recent announcement by The Florida Bar

Woman allegedly fired for being pregnant has days to file amended complaint, federal judge rules

By Karen Kidd | Feb 19, 2019

A woman who claims she was fired in 2016 for being pregnant has days to file her another amended complaint after the first two were dismissed, the second because she sued the wrong defendant, according to a federal judge's recent order.

ACLU-FL reviewing federal judge's decision that dissolved 'Pottinger rules' for the homeless, union attorney says

By Karen Kidd | Feb 19, 2019

The American Civil Liberties Union-Florida is examining a federal judge's recent decision to dissolve longtime protections for Miami's homeless in a case the judge said the city's unhoused actually won.

Supreme Court orders reprimand of Fort Myers attorney over defamatory remarks

By Karen Kidd | Feb 5, 2019

Fort Myers attorney Matthew Scott Toll was ordered to be publicly reprimanded following a Nov. 8 Florida Supreme Court order over defamatory remarks he allegedly made to an opposing party, according to a recent announcement by The Florida Bar.

Cape Coral attorney 'permanently retired' ahead of state Supreme Court suspension order

By Karen Kidd | Feb 5, 2019

Cape Coral attorney Nicholas Joseph Zurawskyj has been suspended following a Nov. 21 Florida Supreme Court order over allegations he improperly obtained protected health information and shook down his former boss, according to a recent announcement by The Florida Bar.

Orlando attorney voluntarily disbarred following disciplinary charge over trust account

By Karen Kidd | Feb 4, 2019

Orlando attorney Jonathan Robert Simon has been voluntarily disbarred following a Dec. 13 Florida Supreme Court order after a disciplinary charge had been filed against him, according to a recent announcement by the Florida Bar.

Cocoa attorney reprimanded over allegations in three complaints

By Karen Kidd | Feb 4, 2019

Cocoa attorney Michael Anthony Saracco has been publicly reprimanded following a Florida Supreme Court order over allegations arising from three complaints, according to a recent announcement by the Florida Bar.

Fort Myers attorney suspended, Orlando attorney reprimanded in separate Supreme Court orders

By Karen Kidd | Feb 4, 2019

Fort Myers attorney Nicole Leigh Naumann has been indefinitely suspended and Orlando attorney Lora S. Scott has been reprimanded in separate Supreme Court orders, according to a recent announcement by the Florida Bar.

Longtime Coral Gables lawyer suspended, ordered to apologize over alleged misbehavior in court

By Karen Kidd | Feb 4, 2019

TALLAHASSEE — Longtime Coral Gables attorney Alexander John Michaels has been suspended and ordered to apologize to four assistant state attorneys following a Dec. 27 Florida Supreme Court order over his alleged misbehavior in court in 2013, according to a recent announcement by The Florida Bar.

Orlando attorney reprimanded for alleged failure to supervise bookkeeper

By Karen Kidd | Feb 4, 2019

TALLAHASSEE — Orlando attorney Richard Costin Mendoza has been publicly reprimanded following a Nov. 8 Florida Supreme Court order over allegations he failed to properly supervise an employee, according to a recent announcement by The Florida Bar.

Clearwater attorney reprimanded second time

By Karen Kidd | Feb 4, 2019

TALLAHASSEE — Clearwater attorney Kelly Anne McCabe has been reprimanded following a Nov. 29 Florida Supreme Court order after she was found in contempt, according to a recent announcement by The Florida Bar.

Imprisoned Tampa attorney disbarred over insider trading conviction

By Karen Kidd | Feb 4, 2019

TALLAHASSEE — Tampa attorney Walter C. Little has been disbarred following an Oct. 15 Florida Supreme Court order over his securities fraud sentencing last year, according to a recent announcement by The Florida Bar.

Fort Myers attorney faces suspension over allegations in client matter

By Karen Kidd | Feb 4, 2019

TALLAHASSEE — Fort Myers attorney Esmond Jude Lewis faces suspension following a Dec. 20 Florida Supreme Court order over allegations arising from a single client matter, according to a recent announcement by The Florida Bar.

Fern Park attorney briefly suspended after admitting to misconduct in two client matters

By Karen Kidd | Feb 3, 2019

Fern Park attorney Brian Kozlowski has been briefly suspended following a Dec. 27 Florida Supreme Court order over allegations arising from two client matters, according to a recent announcement by the Florida Bar.

Sharply divided Supreme Court suspends Goldenrod attorney over petty theft plea

By Karen Kidd | Feb 3, 2019

Goldenrod attorney Jacqueline Marie Kinsella has been suspended following a sharply split Dec. 20 Florida Supreme Court opinion over her plea to a petty theft charge, according to a recent announcement by the Florida Bar.

Daytona Beach attorney suspended for second time in less than six months

By Karen Kidd | Feb 3, 2019

Daytona Beach attorney Brett Hartley has been indefinitely suspended for the second time in less than six month after he allegedly abandoned his practice, according to a recent announcement by the Florida Bar.

Daytona Beach attorney suspended after failing to produce trust account records

By Karen Kidd | Feb 3, 2019

Longtime Daytona Beach attorney Diego Handel has been suspended until he produces his trust account records following a Florida Supreme Court order, according to a recent announcement by the Florida Bar.

Orlando attorney suspended after being found in contempt

By Karen Kidd | Feb 3, 2019

Suspended Orlando attorney Kelly Ann Greene now faces further suspension following a Florida Supreme Court order in which she was found in contempt of a prior court order, according to a recent announcement by the Florida Bar.

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