Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Complaints Flood Florida Bar As Pervasive Cavalier Attitude Of Wayward Attorneys Unsettles Some

The South Florida Business Journal reports:

  • It’s been a tough stretch for the reputation of Florida’s 93,000 attorneys. The blemished names include convicted Ponzi schemer Scott Rothstein and alleged foreclosure king David J. Stern. In all, almost 200 attorneys currently face complaints of violations regarding loan modification services.

  • The situation has been called overwhelming. Last year alone, the Florida Bar processed some 8,000 grievance cases. Almost 100 attorneys were disbarred.

  • Malfeasance and misconduct is nothing new, at least to Andrew Hall, founding partner with Hall, Lamb and Hall, P.A. in Miami. What’s unsettling is the magnitude and a pervasive cavalier attitude, said the attorney, [...]
For more, see Florida Bar tackles attorney discipline (requires subscription).

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