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Florida Bar accused of anti-competitive conduct

Angela Underwood Nov. 21, 2017, 3:55pm

The Florida Bar and a traffic-ticket defense firm are being sued for almost $12 million dollars for anti-competitive conduct.

Tallahassee attorney's indictment on bribery charges surprises community

Glenn Minnis Sep. 8, 2017, 3:50pm

TALLAHASSEE — The recent federal indictment of an attorney on federal bribery, conspiracy and money-laundering charges has left a Florida community surprised by the developments.

Miami attorney disbarred over alleged fraudulent conduct in foreclosure case

Karen Kidd Jul. 10, 2017, 2:11pm

Miami attorney Paul Bradford Woods has disbarred following a March 30 Florida Supreme Court order regarding allegations he acted as an escrow agent in which a party was defrauded and for allegedly fraudulent conduct during civil proceedings in a foreclosure case.

Consumer protection attorney for state wins award for pro bono service

Nicholas Gueguen Jan. 19, 2017, 11:11pm

TALLAHASSEE – A North Florida consumer protection attorney was selected to receive the Florida Bar President's Pro Bono Service Award for the state's 4th Judicial Circuit.

Cocaine, gun, misappropriation lead to disbarment of Altamonte lawyer

Christopher Knoll Dec. 23, 2016, 12:15pm

ORLANDO -- Stemming from a May 24 court-ordered suspension, former Altamonte attorney William Glenn Roy III has been disbarred by the state of Florida for charges related to cocaine possession, using a firearm while under the influence and misappropriating escrow money.

Florida Bar Association warns those seeking advice on immigration law to avoid 'notarios'

Cassandra Stone Dec. 4, 2016, 10:09pm

MIAMI -- The Florida Bar Association is warning people seeking advice on immigration to avoid using non-lawyers for such advice. Notaries, or notarios, allegedly have been preying on those looking for legal guidance on immigration issues by offering unqualified advice and illegal services.

Florida Bar Foundation adds attorney as new pro bono program officer

Abbi White Nov. 20, 2016, 10:45pm

MIAMI -- On Nov. 7, the Florida Bar Foundation brought on Anais Taboas as its new pro bono program officer.

Punta Gorda attorney still practicing law, despite facing heroin trafficking charges

Cassandra Stone Nov. 18, 2016, 1:34pm

PUNTA GORDA -  Criminal defense attorney Steven Burch continues to practice law despite facing federal charges for trafficking heroin. 

Pro bono legal assistance changing lives

Mary Anne Kress Nov. 11, 2016, 1:00pm

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- The Florida Bar Business Law Section has partnered with Florida Legal Services to provide pro bono legal assistance to small non-profits that typically do not have budget allocations for legal services.

Investor Florida Bar serves on grievance committee

Taryn Phaneuf Oct. 22, 2016, 11:16am

MIAMI — A Miami businessman has learned more about legal ethics and rules by serving on a Florida Bar grievance committee.

Baker Donelson’s Kelly Overstreet Johnson named to 2016 Florida Super Lawyers list

Michelle de Leon Oct. 6, 2016, 5:19pm

TALLAHASSEE – Kelly Overstreet Johnson, an executive from Baker Donelson, has been named a Florida Super Lawyer.  

Florida lawyer publicly reprimanded for conflict of interest

Olivia Olsen Oct. 6, 2016, 5:15pm

TALLAHASSEE -- Attorney David Barry Newman has been publicly reprimanded by the Florida Supreme Court following charges of conflict of interest. 

Florida attorney Stephen M. Newman's license revoked after committing a felony

Olivia Olsen Oct. 6, 2016, 5:14pm

TALLAHASSEE -- The Florida Supreme Court has accepted a request for disciplinary revocation of license to practice law belonging to attorney Stephen M. Newman. 

Florida attorney suspended after possession charge

Olivia Olsen Oct. 6, 2016, 2:10pm

ORLANDO -- Attorney Samuel Harker Lanier was suspended indefinitely by the Florida Bar Association in June. The ruling stems from charges and subsequent guilty verdict of several criminal infractions--both misdemeanor and felony--committed by the lawyer in January. 

Florida lawyer disbarred after involvement in insurance fraud

Olivia Olsen Oct. 6, 2016, 2:08pm

TALLAHASSEE -- The Florida Supreme Court ruled in June to permanently disbar attorney Cory Matthew Meltzer after he was brought up on several disciplinary charges. 

Hahn Loeser attorneys reappointed to Collier County Women’s Bar Association board

Dawn Brotherton Aug. 12, 2016, 12:19pm

NAPLES – Allison B. Christensen and Jamie B. Schwinghamer, litigation attorneys with Hahn Loeser & Parks LLP, were reappointed to the board of directors of the Collier County Women’s Bar Association (CCWBA).

First GREEN Bank opens specialized department for attorneys

Bradley Williams Aug. 3, 2016, 2:11pm

ORLANDO – First GREEN Bank (FGB) recently announced it is now offering specialized banking services to the 90,000-plus licensed attorneys in the state of Florida through its Attorney Banking Department.

New College of Florida hires new general counsel

John Severance Aug. 1, 2016, 11:57am

SARASOTA – New College of Florida, a liberal arts college in Sarasota, has hired Michael Pierce as its general counsel

Attorney Shifino sworn in as new Florida Bar president

Kerry Goff Jul. 27, 2016, 11:22am

ORLANDO – William Schifino Jr., managing partner of Burr Forman law firm’s Tampa office, was recently sworn in as the 68th president of the Florida Bar at its annual convention in Orlando.

Tampa attorney starts service on Bar’s Administrative Practice Certification Committee

Katelyn Kivel Jul. 7, 2016, 7:00pm

TAMPA – An attorney from the Tampa Environmental Practice of the law firm Greenberg Traurig started serving as a member of the Florida Bar’s State and Federal Government Administrative Practice Certification Committee on July 1.