This is exactly the type of case where it's one law for lawyers and another law for citizens. When a law firm complaints about embezzlement, criminal...
Lawyers in Florida are still not being held accountable for criminal theft and the ethical sanctions applied are wholly unacceptable.
Lawyers Above the Law: There's a whole load more thievin' Florida attorneys in April who are sanctioned but not referred for criminal prosecution.
Once again, the disparity in sanctions by the Florida Bar Disciplinary cases appears dependent on who you know and/or your wealth.
The Florida Supreme Court in recent court orders disciplined nine attorneys, disbarring one, suspending seven, and reprimanding one.
Plaintiffs, domiciled in Venezuela, assert that Truist (Sunbank) was negligent in allegedly permitting fraud and theft of funds from their bank account.
The Florida Bar Disciplinary List for September 2021 provides LIF with an opportunity to take a look at the "Referees" who recommend disciplinary sanctions.
Florida Supreme Court disciplined 21 attorneys in Aug 2021. Stealing from clients along with alcohol and drug crimes dominated discipline.
Lately, there has been a strong push from lawyers, judges, Florida Bar leaders, and the Florida Supreme Court to take a more aggressive stance against professionalism...
Here's the State of the Florida Bar from their June 2021 list of disciplined Florida rogue lawyers and attorneys. Convicted Felons Wanted to [Re]Join the Fl....