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Suspended Boca Raton attorney disbarred over misappropriation, other allegations


By Karen Kidd | Oct 28, 2019

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TALLAHASSEE (Florida Record) — Longtime Boca Raton attorney Brian Jay Glick has been disbarred following an Oct. 10 Florida Supreme Court order over misappropriation allegations, according to a recent announcement by The Florida Bar.

"Glick misappropriated settlement funds held in trust; used unrelated funds to satisfy a trust fund liability; made misrepresentations to The Florida Bar in response to the bar's investigation; and failed to produce and maintain required trust accounting documents and other required records," the state bar said in its Oct. 24 announcement of the discipline and the Supreme Court's order.

In its two-page order, state Supreme Court approved Glick's uncontested petition for disciplinary revocation, tantamount to disbarment, with leave to seek readmission after five years. Granting the petition served to dismiss all pending disciplinary charges against Glick. The state high court also ordered him to pay nearly $11,886 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 Glick's disbarment. Attorneys disbarred in Florida generally cannot reapply for admission for five years and must pass an extensive process that includes a rigorous background check and retaking the bar exam.

Glick was admitted to the bar in Florida on Oct. 29, 1981, according to his profile at the state bar website.

Glick was indefinitely suspended following a Supreme Court order in May after being found in contempt for failing to comply with a state bar subpoena issued in December and was placed on emergency suspension following a court order in July.

In his petition, Glick admitted to the allegations against him but said his misconduct had been negligent, caused by the physical move of his office, loss of support staff and his unfamiliarity with required accounting procedures and records for trust accounts.

Glick said in his petition that he "has had difficulty locating client and trust account records since mid-2018 after moving his office and downsizing his support staff."

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