Tuesday, March 7, 2017
The Florida Bar recently posted summaries of a number of sanctions recently imposed on attorneys
Robert Steven Cohen, 3049 Cleveland Ave., Suite 259, Fort Myers, suspended for 30 days, effective 30 days from a Jan. 19 court order. (Admitted to practice: 1986) Cohen engaged in a sexual relationship with a client he represented in a bankruptcy case. When a trustee found that the client withheld certain information in the case, Cohen withdrew representation and the client was forced to hire a new attorney. (Case No. SC16-2251)
The orders posted on the web page of the Florida Bar reveal that the bankruptcy was filed in September 2010 and discharge granted in January 2012.
The discharge was revoked after an adversary proceeding was initiated over an undisclosed asset.
The discipline was imposed by consent. (Mike Frisch)