Thursday, June 20, 2013
An attorney who had engaged in dishonest conduct (along with a host of other ethics violations) in five separate matters was disbarred by the Florida Supreme Court.
The misconduct included taking advantage of his own mother in serving as personal representative of his late father's estate, concealing assets in his own divorce and working in concert with his girlfriend to take advantage of an elderly and vulnerable client.
The referee found a plethora of violations but recommended a suspension of only 91 days.
The court viewed the conduct as meriting disbarment. (Mike Frisch)