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Atlanta attorney publicly reprimanded, placed on probation after two DUI convictions

Karen Kidd Oct. 20, 2017, 4:00pm

Atlanta attorney Nishit Virendra Patel has been publicly reprimanded by publication in the Southern Reporter following an Aug. 24 Florida Supreme Court ruling after being convicted of DUI twice in two years.

Tampa attorney suspended sending threatening letter to law firm

Karen Kidd Oct. 20, 2017, 8:00am

Tampa attorney Debra Denise Newman has been suspended for 15 days following an Aug. 24 Florida Supreme Court order after sending what the Florida State Bar called

North Miami attorney reprimanded for error in probate case

Karen Kidd Oct. 19, 2017, 5:32pm

North Miami attorney Benjamin R. Jacobi, practicing in Florida for 44 years, has been publicly reprimanded by publication in the Southern Reporter following an Aug. 24 Florida Supreme Court order after issues that arose in a probate case.

Florida Supreme Court grants Oldsmar attorney's petition for disbarment

Karen Kidd Oct. 15, 2017, 4:18pm

A petition by Oldsmar attorney Giorgio Vallar to be disbarred without leave to seek readmission was accepted following an Aug. 24 Florida Supreme Court ruling in light of pending disciplinary matters against him, including trust account violations.

Miami Lakes attorney suspended follow bankruptcy, foreclosure allegations

Karen Kidd Oct. 15, 2017, 10:00am

Miami Lakes attorney John Michael Cruz has been suspended for 91 days following an Aug. 24 Florida Supreme Court order after allegations that included failing to file pleadings in a timely manner.

Miami attorney suspended following allegations in 2 immigration cases

Karen Kidd Oct. 14, 2017, 8:00am

Miami attorney Mark S. Gallegos has been suspended for 91 days following an Aug. 10 Florida Supreme Court order over allegations he failed to diligently and competently perform services in two immigration cases, one of which had been pro bono.

Davie attorney suspended following no contest plea after arrest on child porn charges

Karen Kidd Oct. 13, 2017, 2:54pm

Davie attorney Mitchell E. Silverstein has been suspended for three years following an Aug. 24 Florida Supreme Court order after he pleaded no contest to child neglect and other charges.

Florida Supreme Court rules civil liability can be applied in Stand Your Ground case

Dee Thompson Oct. 10, 2017, 3:17pm

TALLAHASSEE -- The Florida Supreme Court has ruled the state's Stand Your Ground Law, which confers immunity in a criminal case, does not necessarily confer immunity in a civil case.

St. Augustine attorney again found in contempt for failing to comply with suspension requirements

Karen Kidd Oct. 9, 2017, 10:00am

St. Augustine attorney John Richard Geiger has been suspended following a June 23 Florida Supreme Court order after he was again found in contempt for failing to comply with the terms of a previously imposed suspension.

Tallahassee attorney publicly reprimanded; alleged to have closed office without telling clients

Karen Kidd Oct. 8, 2017, 8:00am

Tallahassee attorney John Bischof has been publicly reprimanded by publication following an Aug. 10 Florida Supreme Court order over allegations he failed to communicate with clients and closed his office without informing them or returning their fees.

Longboat Key attorney suspended, placed on probation following DUI plea

Karen Kidd Oct. 7, 2017, 8:00am

Longboat Key attorney Kevin Keenan Chase has been suspended for 45 days and placed on two years' probation following an Aug. 24 Florida Supreme Court order after entering a non contest plea to a 2015 charge of driving under the influence of alcohol.

Sarasota attorney dies 1 month after August disbarment

Karen Kidd Oct. 6, 2017, 11:22am

Sarasota attorney William Robert Cohen, who passed away last month, was disbarred following an Aug. 24 Florida Supreme Court order over allegations of trust account shortages.

Miami attorney disbarred over misappropriating client trust funds

Karen Kidd Oct. 5, 2017, 8:00am

Miami attorney Franklin C. Ferguson has been disbarred following a June 22 Florida Supreme Court order over allegations of misconduct, including lack of competence and diligence, excessive fees and misappropriation of client trust funds.

Boca Raton attorney publicly reprimanded over allegations he mishandled client funds

Karen Kidd Oct. 4, 2017, 4:00pm

Boca Raton attorney Steven Nathan Ainbinder has been publicly reprimanded by publication following a June 22 Florida Supreme Court order over allegations he mishandled client funds in a dispute with a public adjuster.

Miami attorney disbarred following gross negligence allegations in guardianship cases

Karen Kidd Oct. 4, 2017, 8:00am

Miami attorney Angela Marie Abell, also known as Angela Hill, has been disbarred following a Aug. 24 Florida Supreme Court order following allegations of gross negligence in guardianship cases and misappropriation of client funds.

Florida Supreme Court rules home health services are 'protected legitimate businesses interest'

Angela Underwood Sep. 29, 2017, 6:46pm

The Florida Supreme Court has unanimously ruled that referral sources for home health service are a protected legitimate business.

Venice attorney suspended for allegedly failing to diligently represent 4 clients

Karen Kidd Sep. 24, 2017, 8:00am

Venice attorney Kymberli Ann Veith has been suspended for one year following a June 29 Florida Supreme Court order over allegations she failed to diligently represent four clients, according to a recent Florida State Bar announcement

Land O’ Lakes attorney suspended over allegations poor bookkeeping lead to trust fund shortages

Karen Kidd Sep. 23, 2017, 10:00am

Land O’ Lakes attorney J. Manuel Neyra has been suspended for two years and placed on three years' probation following a Aug. 10 Florida Supreme Court order over allegations that poor bookkeeping lead to shortages in his trust account.

Valrico attorney publicly reprimanded following reckless driving guilty plea

Karen Kidd Sep. 13, 2017, 12:00pm

Valrico attorney Lisa N. Wysong has been publicly reprimanded by publication and placed on probation following a June 1 Florida Supreme Court order after she entered guilty pleas to misdemeanors, including a charge reduced from a second DUI offense.

St. Augustine attorney suspended following false vendor invoices, settlement fund allegations

Karen Kidd Sep. 12, 2017, 1:47pm

St. Augustine attorney Christopher William Adamec has been suspended until further order following a June 28 Florida Supreme Court order over allegations he created false vendor invoices and converted settlement funds for his own personal use.