Pursuant to Rule 3-7.10, Russell Samuel Adler has petitioned the Supreme Court for Bar reinstatement.
Adler was suspended from the practice of law for 91 days, effective December 16, 2013, following a November 14, 2013, Supreme Court order. Adler misrepresented his finances and equity status within the law firm where he worked to a cooperative apartment board. He also misinformed the board that he was financing 90 percent of the purchase price when in fact he was financing 100 percent of the purchase price. He also sought and obtained from his firm a letter that misrepresented his financial status so that he would be approved to purchase the New York City cooperative apartment. During his four-year tenure supervising the law firm’s personal injury practice group, none of the settlement statements prepared by his department contained any attorney’s signature or a space for an attorney to sign as required by Bar rules. (Case No. SC11-1863)
Anyone wishing to comment on Adler’s fitness or qualifications to resume the practice of law should contact Kenneth H. P. Bryk, The Florida Bar, 1000 Legion Place, Suite 1625, Orlando 32801-5200; 407-515-3226.