Friday, September 3, 2021
The web page of the Florida Bar notes the disbarment of a convicted attorney.
The Miami Herald described the referee's report
Disbarment has been recommended for an Orlando lawyer who rammed her Land Rover into her ex-husband’s house, told his girlfriend, “I will kill you, b----!” and spat on police officers.
Court documents say 40-year-old Francine Bogumil later texted her ex-husband, “S---- bout to get ugly.”
All this violated several laws, court orders as well as the standards for behavior by a member of the Florida Bar, of which Bogumil has been a member since 2006.
As for the criminal matters, Bogumil pleaded no contest and was found guilty of one count of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon; one count of assault on a law enforcement officer, one count of domestic violence battery, two counts of violating a domestic violence restraining order, and two counts of criminal mischief. She is doing 51 weeks in the Orange County Jail, which will be followed by a year of community control and two years of modified probation.
The state Supreme Court suspended Bogumil and ordered a referee to make a discipline recommendation. The referee, 19th Judicial Circuit Judge Daryl Jay Isenhower, posted his report last week in which he recommended “immediate disbarment.”
Also reported by the Bar
Robert Laurence Pelletier, 233 E. Bay St., Suite 1020, Jacksonville, public reprimand effective immediately following a July 29 court order. (Admitted to practice: 2012) Pelletier had an advertising campaign that listed him as “Pitbull Lawyer” in print, social media, and a boat wrap. Bar counsel advised him to remove it, but he failed to comply as of late April 2021. Pelletier, however, did finally comply and has removed that advertising campaign. (Case No: SC21-316)
Bradley Stuart Sherman, 105 E. Church Street, Deland, suspended for one year effective 30 days following a July 22 court order. (Admitted to practice: 1997) Sherman engaged in a consensual sexual relationship with a client resulting in the birth of a child and then later impermissibly used and revealed the information he obtained during the representation to disadvantage the client in a paternity action. Sherman also engaged in deceptive conduct by pretending to be the client to send messages to the opposing party that was represented by counsel. Finally, he drafted a motion for the client while the client was acting pro se and failed to put the parties on notice that the motion was prepared with the assistance of counsel. (Case No: SC20-1550)