Florida Supreme Court News

California reclaims top spot on 'Judicial Hellhole' list; ATRA bemoans state's adoption of 'innovator liability'

By John Breslin | Dec 4, 2018

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) - California tops the list of jurisdictions regarded as "Judicial Hellholes" by a national civil justice reform group.

Canadian attorney reciprocally disciplined by Florida Supreme Court

By Karen Kidd | Dec 2, 2018

Canadian attorney Adam Seif faces suspension in Florida in a reciprocal discipline following a Nov. 15 Florida Supreme Court order following his suspension in Canada, according to a recent announcement by the Florida Bar.

Melbourne attorney disbarred for allegedly abandoning clients

By Karen Kidd | Dec 2, 2018

Suspended Melbourne attorney Rolando Enrique Rodriguez has been disbarred following an Oct. 4 Florida Supreme Court order over allegations that he abandoned his clients, according to a recent announcement by the Florida Bar.

Orlando attorney publicly reprimanded over inappropriate texts to client's girlfriend

By Karen Kidd | Dec 2, 2018

Orlando attorney Curtis Dee Mendenhall has been publicly reprimanded following a Nov. 8 Florida Supreme Court order for allegedly flirting via text with a client's girlfriend, according to a recent announcement by the Florida Bar.

Miami attorney faces suspension, probation over alleged mismanagement of trust account and employee

By Karen Kidd | Dec 2, 2018

Miami attorney LaTonia Denise Jackson faces suspension and probation following a Nov. 8 Florida Supreme Court order over issues arising from mismanagement of her trust account and a nonattorney employee, according to a recent announcement by the Florida Bar.

Tallahassee attorney faces 30-day suspension over unpaid restitution order, practicing while ineligible

By Karen Kidd | Dec 2, 2018

Tallahassee attorney John Edward Eagen faces a 30-day suspension following a Nov. 8 Florida Supreme Court order over an unpaid previous restitution order and practicing while ineligible, according to a recent announcement by the Florida Bar.

West Palm Beach attorney faces 10-day suspension over bungled title transfer

By Karen Kidd | Dec 2, 2018

West Palm Beach attorney Richard Brian Carey faces a 10-day suspension following a Nov. 15 Florida Supreme Court order over allegations he his mishandled a title transfer, according to a recent announcement by the Florida Bar.

Orlando attorney indefinitely suspended following allegations of misappropriating about $37,000

By Karen Kidd | Dec 2, 2018

Orlando attorney Elizabeth Jayne Anderson has been indefinitely suspended following an Oct. 8 Florida Supreme Court order over misappropriation allegations, according to a recent announcement by the Florida Bar.

Golden Beach attorney disbarred for allegedly misappropriating more than $1M

By Karen Kidd | Dec 2, 2018

Suspended Golden Beach attorney Jeremy W. Alters has been disbarred following a Nov. 21 Florida Supreme Court order over allegations he misappropriated more than $1 million from his law firm's trust accounts in 2010, according to a recent announcement by the Florida Bar.

Judges can be friends with lawyers on Facebook without disqualifying themselves from cases, Fla Supreme Court says

By Karen Kidd | Nov 18, 2018

Judges do not have to disqualify themselves from cases in which they are "friends" on Facebook with attorneys in those cases, a split Florida Supreme Court ruled recently.

Hialeah attorney indefinitely suspended after wire fraud, conspiracy conviction in QVC scheme

By Karen Kidd | Nov 2, 2018

TALLAHASSEE — Hialeah attorney Eric Allen Waraftig has been indefinitely suspended following a Sept. 26 Florida Supreme Court order and his conviction for wire fraud and conspiracy in a scheme to bilk a cable shopping network, according to a recent announcement by The Florida Bar.

Jacksonville attorney faces 3-year suspension in single client matter

By Karen Kidd | Nov 2, 2018

TALLAHASSEE — Jacksonville attorney Robert Patrick Selzer faces a three-year suspension following an Oct. 18 Florida Supreme Court order over allegations stemming from a single client matter, according to a recent announcement by The Florida Bar.

Former assistant statewide prosecutor suspended following theft conviction

By Karen Kidd | Nov 2, 2018

TALLAHASSEE — Kissimmee attorney and former assistant statewide prosecutor Thomas Anthony Sadaka faces indefinite suspension following an Oct. 15 Florida Supreme Court order following his conviction on a theft charge, according to a recent announcement by The Florida Bar.

Fort Pierce attorney suspended for not paying federal income taxes

By Karen Kidd | Nov 2, 2018

TALLAHASSEE — Fort Pierce attorney John Kevin Griffin has been suspended following an Sept. 6 Florida Supreme Court order over allegations arising from issues with his federal income taxes, according to a recent announcement by The Florida Bar.

Winter Springs attorney voluntarily disbarred ahead of misappropriation allegations

By Karen Kidd | Nov 2, 2018

TALLAHASSEE — Winter Springs attorney Christopher Tracy Fulmer faces voluntarily disbarment following an Oct. 4 Florida Supreme Court order over allegations he misappropriated tens of thousands of dollars, according to a recent announcement by The Florida Bar.

Miami attorney suspended over inappropriate communication with opposing counsel's client

By Karen Kidd | Nov 2, 2018

TALLAHASSEE — Miami attorney John H. Faro has been suspended following a Sept. 28 Florida Supreme Court order over allegations stemming from a legal malpractice lawsuit against him and his firm, according to a recent announcement by The Florida Bar.

Former FSU attorney disbarred following conviction in child sex sting

By Karen Kidd | Nov 2, 2018

TALLAHASSEE — Longtime Tallahassee attorney Dayton Michael Cramer has been disbarred following an Oct. 15 Florida Supreme Court order following his conviction earlier this year for trying to have sex with a 13-year-old girl, according to a recent announcement by The Florida Bar.

Vero Beach attorney suspended for allegedly failing to supervise non-attorney employees

By Karen Kidd | Nov 2, 2018

TALLAHASSEE (Florida Record) — Vero Beach attorney Jonathan Fredrick Bull has been suspended following an Oct. 18 Florida Supreme Court order over allegations he failed to properly supervise non-lawyer employees, according to a recent announcement by The Florida Bar.

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