Miami Beach attorney faces disbarment over 'bad faith, annoying, abusive litigation tactics'

By Karen Kidd | Dec 28, 2018

TALLAHASSEE — Miami Beach attorney Peter Milan Predrag Vujin faces disbarment following a Dec. 4 Florida Supreme Court order over allegations of misconduct in two civil matters, according to a recent announcement by The Florida Bar.

"While representing himself in two separate civil actions, Vujin engaged in frivolous, bad faith, annoying and abusive litigation tactics," the state bar said in its Dec. 27 announcement of the discipline and the Supreme Court's order. "He also made misrepresentations to the court and others. Vujin displayed similar misconduct in the disciplinary proceedings."

In its two-page order, the state state Supreme Court approved findings of fact, recommendations about guilt and recommendation for Vujin's disbarment in the report of the referee assigned to the matter.

Vujin's disbarment will be effective 30 days from the date of the court's order to allow him time to close out his practice and protect his existing clients' interests, according to the high court's order. Vujin also was ordered to pay about $2,206 in costs.

Florida court orders are not final until time to file a rehearing motion expires. Filing such a motion does not alter the effective date of Vujin's disbarment. Attorneys disbarred in Florida generally may not reapply for admission for five years and then must pass an extensive process that includes a rigorous background check and retaking the bar exam.

Vujin was admitted to the bar in Florida on April 28, 2003, according to his profile at the state bar website.

Allegations against Vujin included "a pattern of misconduct" during a small claims action brought by a local court reporting agency to whom he allegedly owed money for outstanding appearance and transcript fees, according to the state bar's formal complaint.

"[Vujin] filed numerous unprofessional and frivolous pleadings, some of which demonstrated a fundamental lack of understanding regarding court rules and substantive law," the formal complaint said. "His actions delayed the proceedings and needlessly expended judicial resources. Moreover, [Vujin] made blatant and deliberate misrepresentations to the court in his pleadings."

In one verified motion to dismiss that Vujin filed in the case, he made "unfounded, unprofessional, and scandalous allegations," including reference to a principal of the transcription company as "a vulgar woman" who "sabotaged my case," according to the complaint.

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