TALLAHASSEE — Cocoa attorney Tara Marie Warrington has been disbarred by the Supreme Court of Florida in response to an investigation into the attorney’s legal practices.
Several complaints were made against Warrington claiming that she had accepted fees but failed to render services.
A petition for emergency suspension was filed in September 2015 documenting the complaints made against the attorney, including one stemming from January 2016. Warrington was hired to represent a woman in her bankruptcy filing but upon receipt of the retainer and an additional $310 for filing fees, no work was done on the client’s case. The client made several attempts to contact Warrington to no avail.
In July 2016, a complaint was made to the Florida Bar alleging that the attorney had abandoned the complainant in a client’s bankruptcy case. After Warrington was hired, she failed to keep in communication with the client and missed an important hearing with creditors that the client had attempted to make her aware of. According to court records, this resulted in a default being entered against the client.
Warrington was hired by another client in April 2016 for a bankruptcy and foreclosure matter. Expenses were paid to the attorney, but she failed to act in any capacity to assist her clients.
Several other similar complaints were filed against the attorney. The Florida Bar contacted the attorney for a response to each charge but she failed to provide one, court documents state. According to the press release for her disbarment, Warrington had essentially abandoned her practice without properly informing her clients or the Florida Bar.
The Brevard County attorney was admitted to the Florida Bar in 2008 upon graduating from the Barry University Dwayne O. Andreas School of Law, according to her Florida Bar profile. She had no prior record of discipline.