News from May 2018

New Jersey attorney disbarred in Florida over multiple complaints

By Karen Kidd | May 1, 2018

TALLAHASSEE (Florida Record) — Miami attorney Cary G. Blake, a member of the New Jersey State Bar Association, has been disbarred following a March 8 Florida Supreme Court order regarding allegations in a multiple client matter, according to a recent announcement by The Florida Bar.

Imprisoned Boca Raton attorney suspended after guilty plea in federal fraud case

By Karen Kidd | May 1, 2018

TALLAHASSEE (Florida Record) — Boca Raton attorney Jason Steven Dalley has been suspended until further order following a March 6 Florida Supreme Court order and his guilty plea to felony mail fraud, wire fraud and health care fraud charges, according to a recent announcement by The Florida Bar.

Pensacola attorney publicly reprimanded following appeals court sanctions

By Karen Kidd | May 1, 2018

TALLAHASSEE (Florida Record) — Pensacola attorney Richard Duane Cserep has been publicly reprimanded by a judicial referee following a March 22 Florida Supreme Court order after he was sanction by an appeals court in 2016, according to a recent announcement by The Florida Bar.

Customer alleges Orlando nightclub's negligence led to fall

By Noddy A. Fernandez | May 1, 2018

ORLANDO — A customer is suing an Orlando nightclub, alleging negligence in allowing a defective condition to exist for a length of time.

Customer alleges spa center burned his back

By Noddy A. Fernandez | May 1, 2018

ORLANDO — A New York customer is suing an Orlando spa and wellness center, alleging breach of duty and negligence in burning the plaintiff's back.

Orange County property owners accuse law firm of legal malpractice

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | May 1, 2018

ORLANDO — Orange County property owners are suing an Orlando law firm, alleging legal malpractice, breach of contract and breach of fiduciary duty.

Customer alleges Sea World's poor flooring caused her injuries

By Noddy A. Fernandez | May 1, 2018

ORLANDO — A tourist is suing Sea World, alleging breach of duty and negligence led to injuries for the plaintiff.

Pinellas County sheriff cited in jail injury

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | May 1, 2018

CLEARWATER — A Florida man is suing the Pinellas County sheriff, alleging negligence caused an injury to the plaintiff in the county jail.

Longtime Coral Gables attorney briefly suspended over adoption case

By Karen Kidd | May 2, 2018

TALLAHASSEE (Florida Record) — Coral Gables attorney Andrew Michael Kassier, first admitted to the bar in Florida nearly 37 years ago, was briefly suspended earlier this month following a March 1 Florida Supreme Court order for allegedly mishandling an adoption case, according to a recent announcement by The Florida Bar.

St. Petersburg attorney suspended over 'frivolous claim' in eviction case

By Karen Kidd | May 2, 2018

TALLAHASSEE (Florida Record) — St. Petersburg attorney Brandon Lee Kolb has been suspended for 30 days following a March 22 Florida Supreme Court order over allegations stemming from an alleged "frivolous claim", according to a recent announcement by The Florida Bar.

Longtime Fort Pierce attorney to be reprimanded over allegations in 2 cases

By Karen Kidd | May 2, 2018

TALLAHASSEE (Florida Record) — Fort Pierce attorney Joseph John Mancini, practicing in Florida for 34 years, will be publicly reprimanded by publication in the Southern Reporter following a March 1 Florida Supreme Court order over allegations arising from two cases, according to a recent announcement by The Florida Bar.

Orlando attorney suspended again following no contest plea in DUI case

By Karen Kidd | May 2, 2018

TALLAHASSEE (Florida Record) — Orlando attorney Adam Paul Philpott has been suspended for six months following a March 1 Florida Supreme Court order after his no contest plea on a misdemeanor charge stemming from a 2016 DUI arrest, according to a recent announcement by The Florida Bar.

Lehigh Acres attorney disbarred over history of allegedly failing clients

By Karen Kidd | May 2, 2018

TALLAHASSEE (Florida Record) — Lehigh Acres attorney Vana Renejuste has been disbarred following a March 15 court Florida Supreme Court order over a history of failing her clients, according to a recent announcement by The Florida Bar.

Wesley Chapel attorney found in contempt, reprimanded after not responding to official inquiry

By Karen Kidd | May 2, 2018

TALLAHASSEE (Florida Record) — Wesley Chapel attorney Mercedes Gonzalez Hale has been publicly reprimanded following a March 2 Florida Supreme Court order after she was found in contempt for not responding to an official inquiry, according to a recent announcement by The Florida Bar.

Tampa attorney to be publicly reprimanded over alleged improper fee sharing

By Karen Kidd | May 2, 2018

TALLAHASSEE (Florida Record) — Tampa attorney Abraham Mohammad Shakfeh, practicing in Florida less than seven years, will be publicly reprimanded following a March 22 Florida Supreme Court order over allegations that included improper fee sharing with a non-attorney, according to a recent announcement by The Florida Bar.

Trinity attorney permanently disbarred following allegations of video voyeurism

By Karen Kidd | May 2, 2018

TALLAHASSEE (Florida Record) — Trinity attorney James Patrick Stanton Jr has been voluntarily and permanently disbarred following a March 8 Florida Supreme Court order over allegations he used video equipment to tape female employees in an employee bathroom, according to a recent announcement by The Florida Bar.

Former employee accuses University of Phoenix of discrimination

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | May 2, 2018

FORT LAUDERDALE — A former employee is suing The University of Phoenix, alleging national origin discrimination, color discrimination, racial discrimination and retaliation.

Pembroke Pines homeowner alleges insurance carrier failed to cover hurricane damage

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | May 2, 2018

FORT LAUDERDALE — A Pembroke Pines homeowner is suing an insurance carrier, alleging breach of contract.

Parkland couple alleges insurer has failed to pay for hurricane damage

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | May 2, 2018

FORT LAUDERDALE — A Parkland couple is suing an insurer, alleging it owes more than $15,000 for breach of contract.

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