TALLAHASSEE — Sholom Boyer, an attorney who resides in North Miami Beach, has his petition for disciplinary revocation granted on Jan. 19 by the Florida Supreme Court.
The petition was filed in November 2016 in the wake of Boyer’s suspension by the State Bar of Florida through the state’s Supreme Court in January 2016 after an investigation into claims of misconduct in client matters including misappropriation of funds.
The petition claims that Boyer allegedly violated several sections of the Rules Regulating the Florida Bar. Though a detailed account of the misconduct was not provided, the documents stated that Boyer allegedly neglected a client matter, which resulted in the case being thrown out of court. In addition, Boyer did not properly maintain his client trust account and make appropriate uses of its funds. Lastly, the attorney failed to cooperate with the investigation by the State Bar of Florida.
The disciplinary revocation is considered “tantamount to disbarment,” documents said. The attorney will not be able to practice law in Florida for at least five years, at which point he may apply for readmission to the State Bar. Along with the revocation, Boyer will need to reimburse the Clients’ Security Fund of the Florida Bar for any and all funds that were misappropriated.
He must also take on the costs of his court proceedings, which at the time of filing totaled $2,750. The State Bar maintains the right to audit any of Boyer’s trust accounts at any given time.
The Florida Supreme Court, located in Tallahassee, was established in 1846 as the highest court in the state. It is presided over by seven justices: Chief Justice Jorge Labarga, Barbara J. Pariente, R. Fred Lewis, Peggy A. Quince, Charles T. Canady, Ricky Polston, and C. Alan Lawson. For more information about the court, go to FloridaSupremeCourt.org.