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Yulee attorney receives concurrent suspension over allegations of failing to file a client's case

By Karen Kidd | Mar 4, 2019

Yulee attorney Laura H. Coggin has been suspended for 30 days, to run concurrent with an ongoing suspension, following a Feb. 7 Florida Supreme Court order for allegedly failing to file a client's case, according to a recent announcement by the Florida Bar.

Tampa attorney reprimanded, faces suspension for allegedly mishandling a criminal appeal

By Karen Kidd | Mar 1, 2019

Tampa attorney Mark Wilfred Ciaravella was publicly reprimanded and faces suspension following a Florida Supreme Court order over allegations he improperly handled a criminal appeal, a recent announcement by The Florida Bar said.

Coral Gables attorney disbarred after failing to appear at disciplinary hearing

By Karen Kidd | Mar 1, 2019

The Florida Supreme Court has disbarred Coral Gables attorney Timothy J. Chuilli over allegations arising from a single client matter, The Florida Bar said in a recent release.

Miami attorney suspended following assault conviction in stand-your-ground case

By Karen Kidd | Mar 1, 2019

The Florida Supreme Court has suspended Miami attorney John Chiarenza for allegedly pointing a gun at another man in a so-called stand-your-ground case, a recent announcement by The Florida Bar and court documents said.

St. Petersburg attorney faces suspension after becoming ill during appeal in criminal case

By Karen Kidd | Mar 1, 2019

St. Petersburg attorney John C. Carver faces suspension following a Feb. 7 Florida Supreme Court order over allegations arising from a criminal appeal during which he fell ill, a recent announcement by The Florida Bar said.

Tallahassee attorney faces suspension after allegedly ignoring state bar inquiry

By Karen Kidd | Mar 1, 2019

TALLAHASSEE – Longtime Tallahassee attorney Richard Edward Benton faces indefinite suspension following a Feb. 19 Florida Supreme Court order for allegedly ignoring a state bar investigation, The Florida Bar said in a recent release.

Deland attorney reprimanded following alleged trust account irregularities

By Karen Kidd | Feb 28, 2019

TALLAHASSEE — Deland attorney William Ronald Alexander Jr. has been publicly reprimanded by publication following a Feb. 7 Florida Supreme Court order over alleged trust account irregularities, according to a recent announcement by The Florida Bar

Supreme Court orders reprimand of Fort Myers attorney over defamatory remarks

By Karen Kidd | Feb 5, 2019

Fort Myers attorney Matthew Scott Toll was ordered to be publicly reprimanded following a Nov. 8 Florida Supreme Court order over defamatory remarks he allegedly made to an opposing party, according to a recent announcement by The Florida Bar.

Cape Coral attorney 'permanently retired' ahead of state Supreme Court suspension order

By Karen Kidd | Feb 5, 2019

Cape Coral attorney Nicholas Joseph Zurawskyj has been suspended following a Nov. 21 Florida Supreme Court order over allegations he improperly obtained protected health information and shook down his former boss, according to a recent announcement by The Florida Bar.

Orlando attorney voluntarily disbarred following disciplinary charge over trust account

By Karen Kidd | Feb 4, 2019

Orlando attorney Jonathan Robert Simon has been voluntarily disbarred following a Dec. 13 Florida Supreme Court order after a disciplinary charge had been filed against him, according to a recent announcement by the Florida Bar.

Cocoa attorney reprimanded over allegations in three complaints

By Karen Kidd | Feb 4, 2019

Cocoa attorney Michael Anthony Saracco has been publicly reprimanded following a Florida Supreme Court order over allegations arising from three complaints, according to a recent announcement by the Florida Bar.

Fort Myers attorney suspended, Orlando attorney reprimanded in separate Supreme Court orders

By Karen Kidd | Feb 4, 2019

Fort Myers attorney Nicole Leigh Naumann has been indefinitely suspended and Orlando attorney Lora S. Scott has been reprimanded in separate Supreme Court orders, according to a recent announcement by the Florida Bar.

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 Dec. 20 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.

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