Florida Supreme Court News

Tampa attorney to be reprimanded over alleged 'miscarriage of justice' in 2014 negligence case

By Karen Kidd | Jun 7, 2018

TALLAHASSEE — Tampa attorney Michael Lewis Forte will be publicly reprimanded by publication in the Southern Reporter following an April Florida Supreme Court order over a "miscarriage of justice" he allegedly created in a negligence lawsuit, according to a recent announcement by The Florida Bar.Add Teaser here

Fort Lauderdale attorney suspended following reprimand by federal court committee

By Karen Kidd | Jun 6, 2018

TALLAHASSEE (Florida Record) — Fort Lauderdale attorney Kevin Lawrence Hagen was suspended for 10 days following a Florida Supreme Court decision after he was reprimanded by a federal court committee, The Florida Bar said in a recent announcement.

Suspension pending for Coral Gables attorney who allegedly neglected a client matter for four years

By Karen Kidd | Jun 5, 2018

TALLAHASSEE (Florida Record) – Coral Gables attorney Aldo Guillermo Busot Jr. will be suspended for three years following an April 19 Florida Supreme Court order regarding allegations he neglected a client, The Florida Bar said in a recent announcement.

Miami attorney found in contempt, suspended for 5th time since 2014

By Karen Kidd | Jun 5, 2018

TALLAHASSEE — Miami attorney Kenneth Joseph Kukec has been suspended an additional three years following an April 27 Florida Supreme Court ruling that found him in contempt for noncompliance with a previous suspension, according to a recent announcement by The Florida Bar.

Tampa attorney voluntarily disbarred pending allegations in two client matters

By Karen Kidd | Jun 5, 2018

TALLAHASSEE — Tampa attorney Byron John Nenos Jr was voluntarily disbarred following an April 26 Florida Supreme Court ruling, according to a recent announcement by The Florida Bar.

Fort Lauderdale attorney voluntarily disbarred following guilty plea in patient brokering scheme

By Karen Kidd | Jun 4, 2018

TALLAHASSEE (Florida Record) – Fort Lauderdale attorney Vincent Joseph Pravato has been voluntarily disbarred following an April 19 Florida Supreme Court after he pleaded guilty to his part in an insurance patient brokering scheme for which he was arrested in September, according to a recent announcement by The Florida Bar.

Miami attorney, Coral Gable attorney suspended over conflicts of interests in long-running tobacco litigation

By Karen Kidd | Jun 4, 2018

TALLAHASSEE (Florida Record) – Two longtime attorneys, one practicing in Coral Gables and the other in Miami, were suspended following an April 11 Florida Supreme Court order over alleged conflicts of interest involving current and former clients in a long-running tobacco case, according to a recent announcement by The Florida Bar.

Orlando attorney voluntarily disbarred following sentencing for tax evasion

By Karen Kidd | Jun 3, 2018

Orlando attorney William Burton Pringle III has been voluntarily disbarred following an April 19 Florida Supreme Court order after he was sentenced in February to three years in prison for tax evasion, according to a recent announcement by The Florida Bar.

Oft disciplined Fort Myers attorney suspended over allegations he mishandled client matters

By Karen Kidd | Jun 2, 2018

​Fort Myers attorney Thomas R. Busatta Sr. has been suspended for six months following a Florida Supreme Court order issued this spring over allegations he mishandled multiple client matters, according to a recent announcement by The Florida Bar.

Melbourne attorney suspended after allegedly closing office, abandoning clients

By Karen Kidd | Jun 2, 2018

​Melbourne attorney Rolando Enrique Rodriguez has been indefinitely suspended following a Florida Supreme Court order over allegations he closed his law office without notice and abandoned his clients, according to a recent announcement by The Florida Bar.

North Miami Beach attorney indefinitely suspended over allegations arising from divorce

By Karen Kidd | Jun 2, 2018

North Miami Beach attorney Madsen Marcellus Jr. has been indefinitely suspended following an April 25 Florida Supreme Court order over allegations arising from his 2010 divorce, according to a recent announcement by The Florida Bar.

West Palm Beach attorney suspended for allegedly serving invalid subpoena

By Karen Kidd | Jun 1, 2018

West Palm Beach attorney Andrew David Stine was briefly suspended earlier this year following an April 12 Florida Supreme Court order over allegations he served an improper subpoena in a child abuse case, according to Florida Supreme Court documents.

Public reprimand for Miami Beach attorney who reportedly victimized elderly neighbor

By Karen Kidd | Jun 1, 2018

Miami Beach attorney Tonia Marie Troutwine will be publicly reprimanded following a Florida Supreme Court order filed earlier this spring after she reportedly tried i to improperly assume power of attorney over an elderly neighbor in 2014, according to the Florida Bar Association.

Miami attorney briefly suspended for allegedly failing to preserve trust funds in dispute

By Karen Kidd | May 31, 2018

TALLAHASSEE — Miami attorney Daniel E. Tropp was briefly suspended earlier this year following an April 12 Florida Supreme Court order over allegations he mishandled trust funds, according to a recent announcement by The Florida Bar.

Tampa attorney suspended following sentencing for insider trading

By Karen Kidd | May 31, 2018

TALLAHASSEE (Florida Record) – Tampa attorney Walter C. Little has been suspended indefinitely following an April 2 Florida Supreme Court order after he was sentenced in February for insider trading, a recent announcement by The Florida Bar said.

Coral Springs attorney voluntarily disbarred over misappropriation of funds, failure to provide services

By Karen Kidd | May 30, 2018

TALLAHASSEE — Coral Springs attorney David Peter Ginzberg has been voluntarily disbarred following an April 19 Florida Supreme Court order over allegations that included misappropriation, according to a recent announcement by The Florida Bar.

Former FSU, West Point attorney indefinitely suspended following conviction in child sex sting

By Karen Kidd | May 30, 2018

TALLAHASSEE — Tallahassee attorney Dayton Michael Cramer, former deputy general counsel at Florida State University, has been indefinitely suspended following an April 3 Florida Supreme Court ruling after his conviction in March for trying to have sex with a 13-year-old girl.

Florida high court reverses appeals court ruling on time frame for accepting settlement in lawsuit

By Elizabeth Alt | May 24, 2018

The Florida Supreme Court issued a ruling May 17 rejecting the 5th District Court of Appeal's decision to reverse a trial court’s ruling to deny a woman sued for car accident injuries to accept a settlement offer that expired.

High court dismisses Sierra Club challenge to Florida Power & Light rate hike

By Elizabeth Alt | May 24, 2018

The Florida Supreme Court in a May 17 decision denied the Sierra Club’s appeal that had claimed a Florida Public Service Commission order granting a Florida Power & Light (FPL) petition to raise utility rates was not in the best interest of the public.

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