Miami Beach attorney permanently disbarred after allegedly threatening opposing party

By Karen Kidd | May 3, 2019

TALLAHASSEE (Florida Record) — Miami Beach attorney Peter Milan Predrag Vujin, who was disbarred effective in January, has been permanently disbarred following a March 22 Florida Supreme Court order over allegations he threatened an opposing party, according to a recent announcement by The Florida Bar.

"Vujin threatened the opposing party with criminal action to gain an advantage in a civil matter and misrepresented the matter to the bar," the state bar said in its April 30 announcement of the discipline and the Supreme Court's order. "He was previously disciplined for similar and additional misconduct, for which a disbarment recommendation had been made. Vujin failed to respond to an order to show cause issued by the Florida Supreme Court regarding the recommended sanction."

In its two-page order, the high court approved the findings of fact and recommendations as to guilt in the report of the court referee assigned to the matter but disapproved the referee’s recommended sanction, which included an interim suspension. The court made Vujin's disbarment permanent and ordered him to pay a little more than $1,694 in costs.

The state Supreme Court issued its two-page order of disciplinary revocation, tantamount to disbarment, with leave to seek readmission after five years.

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 suspension.

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

Vujin was disbarred, although not permanently, following a Dec. 4 state Supreme Court order over allegations he "engaged in frivolous, bad faith, annoying and abusive litigation tactics" during a small claims action brought by a local court reporting agency.

In the more recent discipline against him, Vujin allegedly sent an threatening email in June 2017 to an opposing party in a civil matter, threatening criminal charges to gain the advantage in the dispute, according to the referee's report.

The email demanded $13,000, including $4,000 in attorney fees for himself, be paid within a week.

"Your failure to comply with the law in the matter will have disastrous, irreparable consequences in one week," the e-mail reportedly said.

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