Nancy Crist News

Florida Coastal School of Law flunks Department of Education's gainful-employment test

By Nancy Crist | Feb 21, 2017

JACKSONVILLE — A Florida law school has failed the U.S. Department of Education’s gainful-employment test, which measures debt-to-earnings ratios, according to a report released by the agency last month.

Miami lawyer Brett Barfield honored for pro bono work on international child abduction cases

By Nancy Crist | Jan 27, 2017

TALLAHASSEE – A partner at Holland & Knight who entered law school at the age of 32 after a decade in retail management was recently recognized for his pro bono work in international child abduction cases.

Lawsuit reflects conflicting 'independent contractor' definition among enforcement agencies

By Nancy Crist | Jan 20, 2017

ORLANDO — A lawsuit alleging USA Transporter Services Inc. misclassified workers in an attempt to avoid paying mandatory taxes on their behalf reflects a rise in earnings or “wage and hour” disputes in Florida and around the country.

Gainesville attorney Curtis Elmore loses license to practice

By Nancy Crist | Sep 19, 2016

TALLAHASSEE – The Florida Supreme Court granted Curtis Marlow Elmore’s request for disciplinary revocation, which is tantamount to disbarment, with leave to apply for readmission after five years.

Florida Bar seeks suspension for attorney in possession of child pornography

By Nancy Crist | Sep 19, 2016

TALLAHASSEE – In a petition to the Florida Supreme Court, the Florida Bar requested that the court suspend the license of Florida attorney Bruce Fehr, who is serving a three-year sentence for possession of child pornography.

Bradenton attorney David Fernandez receives reprimand, sent to ethics school

By Nancy Crist | Sep 18, 2016

TALLAHASSEE – The Florida Supreme Court has ordered a public reprimand of attorney David A. Fernandez of Bradenton. The court also ordered that he complete the Florida Bar’s ethics school.

Pensacola attorney Patrick Hammergren loses license

By Nancy Crist | Sep 18, 2016

TALLAHASSEE – The Florida Supreme Court granted attorney Patrick John Hammergren’s request for disciplinary revocation, which is tantamount to disbarment, with permission to apply for readmission after five years.

More than 200 attorneys honored for pro bono service in 4th Judicial Circuit

By Nancy Crist | Jul 8, 2016

JACKSONVILLE – More than 200 attorneys in the 4th Judicial Circuit were honored recently for the 2015 pro bono service they provided to vulnerable populations in northeast Florida during a luncheon at the Duval County Courthouse.