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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.

Orlando attorney Bauer disbarred over alleged trust account irregularities, abandoning practice

By Karen Kidd | Feb 3, 2019

Suspended Orlando attorney Christine G. Bauer has been disbarred following a Nov. 29 Florida Supreme Court order over alleged irregularities in her client trust account and abandoning her practice, according to a recent announcement by The Florida Bar.

Longtime Orlando attorney faces reprimand over client's post-conviction matter

By Karen Kidd | Feb 1, 2019

Longtime Orlando attorney Frank J. Bankowitz III faces a reprimand following a Aug. 23 Florida Supreme Court order stemming from a client's post-conviction case, according to a recent announcement by the Florida Bar.

Miami attorney held in contempt, indefinitely suspended after allegedly failing to respond to state bar inquiries

By Karen Kidd | Feb 1, 2019

Miami attorney Sonia Yvette Amador has been indefinitely suspended following a Dec. 26 Florida Supreme Court order for allegedly failing to cooperate in a official inquiry, according to a recent announcement by the Florida Bar.

Vero Beach attorney disbarred following bank fraud conviction

By Karen Kidd | Dec 28, 2018

Vero Beach real estate attorney Eric Brett Granitur has been disbarred following a Dec. 13 Florida Supreme Court order and his conviction by a federal jury last summer on bank fraud charges, according to an announcement by The Florida Bar.

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.

Hollywood attorney faces voluntary disbarment following misappropriation allegations

By Karen Kidd | Dec 28, 2018

TALLAHASSEE — Hollywood attorney Gregory Eric Schwartz faces voluntarily disbarment following a Nov. 21 Florida Supreme Court order over allegations of misappropriation, according to a recent announcement by The Florida Bar.

Michigan attorney suspended over allegations in 2 client matters, failing to respond to bar

By Karen Kidd | Dec 28, 2018

TALLAHASSEE — Attorney Richard Shant Norsigian of Royal Oak, Michigan, has been suspended following a Nov. 8 Florida Supreme Court order over allegations stemming from two client matters, according to a recent announcement by The Florida Bar.

Atlantic Beach attorney faces suspension over allegations in 3 client matters

By Karen Kidd | Dec 28, 2018

TALLAHASSEE — Atlantic Beach attorney Brett Allen Mearkle faces a 90-day suspension following a Dec. 20 Florida Supreme Court order over allegations he did very little or no work on three client cases, according to a recent announcement by The Florida Bar.

Fort Pierce attorney publicly reprimanded after client's appeal dismissed for lack of brief

By Karen Kidd | Dec 28, 2018

TALLAHASSEE — Fort Pierce attorney Derek Vaughn Lewis has been publicly reprimanded following a Nov. 15 Florida Supreme Court order over allegations he botched an appeal, according to a recent announcement by The Florida Bar.

Oft-suspended Miami attorney disbarred following communication issues in appeal

By Karen Kidd | Dec 28, 2018

TALLAHASSEE — Miami attorney Kenneth Joseph Kukec has been disbarred following a Nov. 29 Florida Supreme Court order and five suspensions in less than five years, according to a recent announcement by The Florida Bar.

Miami attorney faces disbarment after allowing legal assistant to live in client's house

By Karen Kidd | Dec 28, 2018

TALLAHASSEE — Miami attorney Peter Dale Fellows faces disbarment following a Dec. 4 Florida Supreme Court order over allegations that included allowing a legal assistant to live in a client's house, according to a recent announcement by The Florida Bar.

Miami attorney reprimanded following failure to comply with suspension requirements

By Karen Kidd | Dec 27, 2018

TALLAHASSEE – Miami attorney Robert Reza Dixon was disbarred following an Nov. 1 Florida Supreme Court order for allegedly failing to comply with a suspension handed down earlier this year, according to a recent announcement by The Florida Bar.

Coral Gables attorney disbarred following alleged noncompliance with suspension conditions

By K. Barrett Bilali | Dec 27, 2018

Suspended Coral Gables attorney Aldo Guillermo Busot Jr. has been disbarred following a Dec. 21 Florida Supreme Court order for allegedly failing to comply with the conditions of his suspension handed down earlier this year, according to an announcement by The Florida Bar.

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