Lawyers in Florida are still not being held accountable for criminal theft and the ethical sanctions applied are wholly unacceptable.
Once again, the disparity in sanctions by the Florida Bar Disciplinary cases appears dependent on who you know and/or your wealth.
In Houston, TX, the Doctors paid their way out of a jail sentence, but in this case in TN, the case went to a Jury Trial...
On Sep 1, 2021, the Florida Bar Disciplined 10 lawyers and on Sep 15, another 17. That's 27 lawyers in one month.
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...
Former Florida Foreclosure Defense Attorney James Lee Clark indicted on many charges, including bankruptcy fraud, and eight counts of wire fraud.