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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.

Florida Supreme Court disbars Ohio attorney

Olivia Olsen May 2, 2017, 1:31pm

TALLAHASSEE — Teddy Sliwinski, a Florida licensed attorney practicing in Cleveland, Ohio, has been disbarred by the Florida Supreme Court.

Boca Raton attorney suspended for misinforming client

Olivia Olsen Apr. 28, 2017, 12:49pm

TALLAHASSEE — The Supreme Court of Florida recently ruled to suspend Boca Raton attorney Alexandra Rodriguez from the practice of law.

Estero attorney suspended for failing to present eligibility status

Olivia Olsen Apr. 25, 2017, 2:12pm

Katherine M. Mohr of Estero has been suspended by the Supreme Court of Florida for for failing to present her eligibility status.

Florida Supreme Court defines sexual intercourse

Olivia Olsen Apr. 18, 2017, 2:29pm

TALLAHASSEE — After tireless research, two years and three dictionaries, the Florida Supreme Court has created a definition of sexual intercourse, particularly in reference to same-sex partners.

Florida Senate committees advance prejudgment interest bill

Olivia Olsen Apr. 18, 2017, 2:16pm

TALLAHASSEE — In a move that may have corporations rattled, the Florida Senate Judiciary Committee has advanced a bill to allow for prejudgment interest to be collected in personal injury settlements.

Miami attorney suspended for failing to comply with subpoena

Olivia Olsen Apr. 14, 2017, 1:40pm

The Florida Supreme Court ruled April 10 to suspend Miami attorney Anett Lopez. The state’s high court issued the order following the attorney’s alleged failure to respond to an official state bar inquiry and for not producing requested accounting records.

Homestead attorney receives maximum suspension for failing to maintain client trust accounts

Olivia Olsen Apr. 5, 2017, 5:20pm

TALLAHASSEE — Donald Richard Kerner Jr., an attorney practicing in Homestead, Florida, has been suspended for three years from practicing law in the state.

Florida attorney receives disciplinary revocation

Olivia Olsen Apr. 4, 2017, 12:38am

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.

Florida PTC texts under investigation

Olivia Olsen Apr. 2, 2017, 9:11pm

TALLAHASSEE — In light of an investigation into the Florida Public Transportation Commission, seven cellphones have been confiscated by the Florida Department of Law Enforcement because of missing text messages.

Florida bill proposes reclassifying texting and driving laws

Olivia Olsen Apr. 2, 2017, 8:48pm

TALLAHASSEE — The Florida Senate is currently working on a bill that may help alleviate accidents that occur because of texting and driving.

Florida Supreme Court clarifies state's open-carry law

Olivia Olsen Mar. 29, 2017, 6:38pm

TALLAHASSEE — The Florida Supreme Court recently issued an opinion to clarify the state’s open-carry law, ruling to uphold an appeals-court decision that the state's open-carry law does not violate the Second Amendment.

Lawsuits against airbag manufacturer dropped after guilty plea

Olivia Olsen Mar. 28, 2017, 7:11pm

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — Two lawsuits filed against Japanese company Takata Corporation, its subsidiary TK Holdings Inc., and General Motors LLC were voluntarily dismissed on Jan. 25.

Palm Beach attorney receives revocation for securities fraud

Olivia Olsen Mar. 25, 2017, 5:02pm

The Florida Supreme Court recently issued a disciplinary revocation to Jonathan Paltiel Flom, an attorney in Palm Beach, Fla., stemming from his federal money laundering conviction.