Lauderdale Lakes attorney Phillip J. Brutus has been suspended for one year, followed by two years' probation, following a May 4 opinion by the Florida Supreme Court for improperly disbursing in a divorce proceeding.
TALLAHASSEE — Port Jefferson Station, New York, attorney Brian Christopher Morris has been suspended following a May 5 Florida Supreme Court order over allegations he misappropriated client funds and numerous complaints received by the Florida Bar.
Coral Gables attorney Aura Olivas, who is facing allegations she'd misappropriated more than $300,000, has been suspended until further order following a May 3 Florida Supreme Court order for not cooperating in a state bar investigation.
Clermont attorney Dennis L. Horton has been suspended until further order following a May 3 Florida Supreme Court order for allegations of financial irregularities involving elderly clients and using trust funds to cover operating account overdrafts.
TALLAHASSEE — Ponte Vedra Beach attorney Neil Wayne Platock has been suspended for three years following a June 15 Florida Supreme Court order for failing to cooperate in a Florida Bar inquiry into alleged irregularities in a trust account.
TALLAHASSEE — Fort Lauderdale attorney Peter G. Stamas has been suspended for two years following a May 4 Florida Supreme Court order for practicing law while he was suspended when he allegedly didn't know he was suspended.
TALLAHASSEE — Panama City attorney Carl Wesley Pittman, who had been in practice for more than 40 years, has been publicly reprimanded following a May 4 Florida Supreme Court order over a sexual relationship between with a client.
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.
TALLAHASSEE — The Florida Supreme Court ruled June 22 in a unanimous decision that Miami’s Civilian Investigative Panel (CIP) cannot compel Miami police officers to appear before its board while under investigation.