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Longtime Coral Gables lawyer suspended, ordered to apologize over alleged misbehavior in court

By Karen Kidd | Feb 4, 2019

TALLAHASSEE — Longtime Coral Gables attorney Alexander John Michaels has been suspended and ordered to apologize to four assistant state attorneys following a Dec. 27 Florida Supreme Court order over his alleged misbehavior in court in 2013, according to a recent announcement by The Florida Bar.

Orlando attorney reprimanded for alleged failure to supervise bookkeeper

By Karen Kidd | Feb 4, 2019

TALLAHASSEE — Orlando attorney Richard Costin Mendoza has been publicly reprimanded following a Nov. 8 Florida Supreme Court order over allegations he failed to properly supervise an employee, according to a recent announcement by The Florida Bar.

Clearwater attorney reprimanded second time

By Karen Kidd | Feb 4, 2019

TALLAHASSEE — Clearwater attorney Kelly Anne McCabe has been reprimanded following a Nov. 29 Florida Supreme Court order after she was found in contempt, according to a recent announcement by The Florida Bar.

Imprisoned Tampa attorney disbarred over insider trading conviction

By Karen Kidd | Feb 4, 2019

TALLAHASSEE — Tampa attorney Walter C. Little has been disbarred following an Oct. 15 Florida Supreme Court order over his securities fraud sentencing last year, according to a recent announcement by The Florida Bar.

Fort Myers attorney faces suspension over allegations in client matter

By Karen Kidd | Feb 4, 2019

TALLAHASSEE — Fort Myers attorney Esmond Jude Lewis faces suspension following a Jan. 22 Florida Supreme Court order over allegations arising from a single client matter, according to a recent announcement by The Florida Bar.

Fern Park attorney briefly suspended after admitting to misconduct in two client matters

By Karen Kidd | Feb 3, 2019

Fern Park attorney Brian Kozlowski has been briefly suspended following a Dec. 27 Florida Supreme Court order over allegations arising from two client matters, according to a recent announcement by the Florida Bar.

Sharply divided Supreme Court suspends Goldenrod attorney over petty theft plea

By Karen Kidd | Feb 3, 2019

Goldenrod attorney Jacqueline Marie Kinsella has been suspended following a sharply split Dec. 20 Florida Supreme Court opinion over her plea to a petty theft charge, according to a recent announcement by the Florida Bar.

Daytona Beach attorney suspended for second time in less than six months

By Karen Kidd | Feb 3, 2019

Daytona Beach attorney Brett Hartley has been indefinitely suspended for the second time in less than six month after he allegedly abandoned his practice, according to a recent announcement by the Florida Bar.

Daytona Beach attorney suspended after failing to produce trust account records

By Karen Kidd | Feb 3, 2019

Longtime Daytona Beach attorney Diego Handel has been suspended until he produces his trust account records following a Florida Supreme Court order, according to a recent announcement by the Florida Bar.

Orlando attorney suspended after being found in contempt

By Karen Kidd | Feb 3, 2019

Suspended Orlando attorney Kelly Ann Greene now faces further suspension following a Florida Supreme Court order in which she was found in contempt of a prior court order, according to a recent announcement by the Florida Bar.

Longtime Miami attorney voluntarily disbarred following commencement of state bar investigation

By Karen Kidd | Feb 3, 2019

Longtime Miami attorney David Michael Goldstein has been voluntarily disbarred following a Jan. 3 Florida Supreme Court order over allegations involving his client trust account, according to a recent announcement by the Florida Bar.

Lakeland attorney reprimanded, placed on probation after appearing in court 'impaired'

By Karen Kidd | Feb 3, 2019

Lakeland attorney Justin Scott Gaines has been reprimanded and placed on probation following a Florida Supreme Court order over allegations he appeared multiple times in court "impaired," according to a recent announcement by The Florida Bar.

Fort Myers attorney disbarred for allegedly abandoning his practice

By Karen Kidd | Feb 3, 2019

Suspended Fort Myers attorney Joseph Patrick Gaeta has been disbarred following a Florida Supreme Court order over allegations he abandoned his practice, according to a recent announcement by the Florida Bar.

Punta Gorda attorney permanently disbarred following 'ill-fated drug informant scheme'

By Karen Kidd | Feb 3, 2019

Imprisoned Punta Gorda attorney Steven Paul Burch has been permanently disbarred after a heroin trafficking conviction in what the U.S. Department of Justice called an "ill-fated drug informant scheme," according to a recent announcement by the Florida Bar.

Longtime Fort Myers attorney suspended indefinitely after allegedly abandoning his practice

By Karen Kidd | Feb 3, 2019

Longtime Fort Myers attorney David Allen Brener has been indefinitely suspended following a Nov. 28 Florida Supreme Court order over allegations he abandoned his practice, according to a recent announcement by The Florida Bar.

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