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Category Archives: Bar Complaints Grievances

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Former Governor Mike Huckabee has Filed a Bar Complaint Against Florida Lawyer in Twitter Dispute

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

According to reporting from The Daily Beast, Mike Huckabee, the former Arkansas Governor and presidential candidate, has filed a bar complaint against a Florida attorney over a tweet. The complaint—which can be accessed online—alleges that a Santa Rosa Beach, FL lawyer violated professional rules of conduct by sending a disparaging tweet. For his part,… Read More »

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Judge: Miami Law Firm’s Contingency Fee Ruled ‘Excessive’

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

On October 16th, 2019, a United States Bankruptcy Court judge ruled that a Miami law firm’s fees were “excessive”, declining to enforce a lien against a legal recovery. The case (In re: Miami Beverley, LLC) centered around a creditor—Miami Development & Holdings LLC—that switched its legal counsel in the middle of bankruptcy proceedings. Excessive… Read More »

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Florida Supreme Court Finds Lawyer Guilty of Professional Misconduct—Rejects a Referee’s Conclusions

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

On November 7th, 2019, the Florida Supreme Court overturned the decision of an independent referee, which found a Miami-based criminal defense lawyer not guilty of professional misconduct.  In the case of The Florida Bar v. Jonathan Stephen Schwartz, the state’s highest court disapproved of a referee’s findings, determining that she misapplied an ethical rule…. Read More »

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Florida Lawyer Faces Suspension for Missing Deadlines, Failing to Respond to Client

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

According to reporting from the Florida Record, a Broward County, FL lawyer is facing a suspension for missing key statutory deadlines and failing to adequately communicate with a client. Indeed, the lawyer is now facing a 90-day suspension and a subsequent three-year probation from the Florida Bar Association. Here, our West Palm Beach bar… Read More »

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South Florida Lawyer Warns Other Legal Professionals Against Being “Too Trusting”

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

According to reporting from Law.com, a West Palm Beach, Florida attorney had her license to practice law suspended for three years. The disciplinary action came after her former bookkeeper allegedly stole more than $150,000 from her law firm. In reviewing the proceedings, the Florida Supreme Court found that this attorney took immediate action to… Read More »

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