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Orlando attorney faces suspension for doing little work on trust

By Karen Kidd | Sep 5, 2018

TALLAHASSEE (Florida Record) — Orlando attorney Michael Peter Guido faces suspension following an Aug. 23 Florida Supreme Court order over allegations he was generously paid for "no meaningful work" on a trust, according to a recent announcement by The Florida Bar.

Coconut Grove attorney publicly reprimanded over alleged trust fund irregularities

By Karen Kidd | Sep 5, 2018

TALLAHASSEE (Florida Record) — Coconut Grove attorney Juliana Gonzalez has been publicly reprimanded following an Aug. 23 Florida Supreme Court order over allegations involving her law firm's trust account, according to a recent announcement by The Florida Bar.

Suspended South Miami attorney disbarred over alleged misappropriations

By Karen Kidd | Sep 5, 2018

TALLAHASSEE (Florida Record) — South Miami attorney Rene Julian Garcia Jr has been disbarred following an Aug. 2 Florida Supreme Court order over misappropriation allegations, according to a recent announcement by The Florida Bar.

Colorado attorney faces suspension for allegedly failing to prosecute case

By Karen Kidd | Sep 5, 2018

TALLAHASSEE (Florida Record) — Colorado attorney Peter Van Dorn Fullerton, admitted to the bar in Florida in 1989, has been suspended following an Aug. 24 Florida Supreme Court order over allegations he failed to prosecute a case, according to a recent announcement by The Florida Bar.

Incarcerated Punta Gorda attorney suspended indefinitely

By Karen Kidd | Sep 5, 2018

TALLAHASSEE (Florida Record) — Incarcerated Punta Gorda attorney Steven Paul Burch has been indefinitely suspended following a July 19 Florida Supreme Court order over allegations he abandoned his practice, according to a recent announcement by The Florida Bar.

Coral Gables attorney faces suspension for missing court deadline in client's case

By Karen Kidd | Sep 4, 2018

TALLAHASSEE (Florida Record) – Coral Gables attorney James Casimir Casey faces suspension following an Aug. 23 Florida Supreme Court order over allegations he missed a deadline for replying to a motion to dismiss a lawsuit filed by his client, according to a recent announcement by The Florida Bar.

Orlando attorney faces suspension for allegedly failing to pay taxes, client representation matters

By Karen Kidd | Sep 4, 2018

TALLAHASSEE (Florida Record) – Orlando attorney Francis Wesley Blankner Jr. faces suspension following an Aug. 16 Florida Supreme Court order over allegations in two post-conviction matters regarding client representation and for failing to pay income taxes, according to a recent announcement by The Florida Bar.

Orlando attorney reprimanded over referral arrangement with investigations firm

By Karen Kidd | Sep 4, 2018

TALLAHASSEE (Florida Record) – Orlando attorney John Andrew Braithwaite was publicly reprimanded following an Aug. 23 Florida Supreme Court order over allegations stemming from his arrangement with a private investigating firm that charged too much in fees, according to a recent announcement by The Florida Bar.

Miami attorney suspended, must pay nearly $22,000 in mishandled real estate transaction

By Karen Kidd | Aug 3, 2018

TALLAHASSEE (Florida Record) — Miami attorney Guillermo Perez has been suspended and ordered to pay more than $20,000 in costs following a June 7 Florida Supreme Court order regarding fraud allegations, according to a recent announcement by The Florida Bar.

Coral Gables attorney permanently disbarred over 'frivolous lawsuits' for Miccosukee Tribe

By Karen Kidd | Aug 3, 2018

TALLAHASSEE (Florida Record) — Coral Gables attorney Bernardo Roman III has been permanently disbarred following a July 12 Florida Supreme Court order over allegedly frivolous lawsuits on behalf of the Miccosukee Tribe of Native Americans in Florida, according to a recent announcement by The Florida Bar.

Tampa attorney suspended again following alleged noncompliance

By Karen Kidd | Aug 3, 2018

TALLAHASSEE (Florida Record) — Tampa attorney M. Lynn Pope has again been suspended following a May 31 Florida Supreme Court order after being found in contempt for noncompliance with a previous suspension order, according to a recent announcement by The Florida Bar.

Boca Raton attorney receives 3-year suspension for allegedly mishandling married couple's cases

By Karen Kidd | Aug 3, 2018

TALLAHASSEE (Florida Record) — Longtime Boca Raton attorney Byron Gregory Petersen has been suspended three years following a July 5 Florida Supreme Court order regarding allegations he mishandled several married couple's cases, according to a recent announcement by The Florida Bar.

Tampa attorney receives 1-year suspension over alleged noncompliance

By Karen Kidd | Aug 3, 2018

TALLAHASSEE (Florida Record) — Tampa attorney Cindy LoCicero Runyan has been suspended following a June 6 Florida Supreme Court order after she was found in contempt for noncompliance with a previous discipline, according to a recent announcement by The Florida Bar.

Miami attorney publicly reprimanded by publication over immigrant's case

By Karen Kidd | Aug 3, 2018

TALLAHASSEE (Florida Record) — Miami attorney Nashid Sabir has been publicly reprimanded by publication in the Southern Reporter following a June 28 Florida Supreme Court order over poor communication in an immigrant's case, according to a recent announcement by The Florida Bar.

Tampa attorney to be publicly reprimanded for allegedly leaving staff unsupervised

By Karen Kidd | Aug 3, 2018

TALLAHASSEE (Florida Record) — Tampa attorney Shazia Nagamia Sparkman has been publicly reprimanded following a July 5 Florida Supreme Court order regarding allegations she left her staff unsupervised, according to a recent announcement by The Florida Bar.

Longtime Tampa attorney voluntarily disbarred pending disciplinary matters

By Karen Kidd | Aug 3, 2018

TALLAHASSEE (Florida Record) — Longtime Tampa attorney Nathaniel W. Tindall has been voluntarily disbarred following a Aug. 24 Florida Supreme Court order pending disciplinary matters against him, according to a recent announcement by The Florida Bar. here

Longboat Key attorney indefinitely suspended after alleged misappropriation, theft conviction

By Karen Kidd | Aug 2, 2018

TALLAHASSEE (Florida Record) — Longboat Key attorney Daniel Warren Morse Jr. has been indefinitely suspended following a July 2 Florida Supreme Court order over allegations of misappropriation and his conviction on theft charges earlier this year, according to a recent announcement by The Florida Bar.

Boca Raton attorney's disbarment follows husband's disbarment

By Karen Kidd | Aug 2, 2018

TALLAHASSEE (Florida Record) — Boca Raton attorney Lori Kathryn Kovacs has been disbarred following a May 15 Florida Supreme Court order after she failed to respond to an inquiry, according to a recent announcement by The Florida Bar.

Palm Beach attorney indefinitely suspended after not responding to inquiries

By Karen Kidd | Aug 2, 2018

TALLAHASSEE (Florida Record) — Palm Beach attorney Frederick Joseph Keitel III has been indefinitely suspended following a July 10 Florida Supreme Court order for failing to respond to official inquires after he was sanctioned by a bankruptcy court, according to court documents and a recent announcement by The Florida Bar.

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