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Attorney Discipline & Bar Admission Professional Licensing Ethics Opinion

Jeffrey S. Weiner

45 years experience in discreetly and successfully representing fellow lawyers in contempt matters, and all disciplinary matters involving The Florida Bar: investigations, Bar grievance committee negotiations and hearings, and proceedings before the Florida Supreme Court. Jeff also represents law students in all matters involving the Florida Board of Bar Examiners. He is a frequent presenter on legal ethics. Jeff is a former president of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers and of the Florida Criminal Defense Attorneys Association. He is a Fellow of the American Board of Criminal Lawyers and a Board Certified Criminal Trial Advocate by the National Board of Trial Advocacy AV-Preeminent® rated and voted by his peers to Best Lawyers in America®, Florida Super Lawyers® and Florida Top Lawyers®. Jeffrey S. Weiner P.A., Miami 305-670-9919.

John A. (Jack) Weiss

AV-Preeminent rated lawyer with more than 42 years of experience in the field of Professional Responsibility is available to represent lawyers in all aspects of Bar disciplinary proceedings and in disqualification matters.  Represents applicants before The Florida Board of Bar Examiners since 1983 and appears on behalf of applicants at both investigative and formal hearings.  Recipient of the Charles W. Kettlewell Legal Ethics Advisor Award, and is a founder and past president of the Association of Professional Responsibility Lawyers. [email protected]  Rumberger, Kirk and Caldwell, 101 North Monroe Street, Suite 120, Tallahassee 32301, 1-800-895-7524. Additional offices in Orlando, Miami, and Tampa.

Culver “Skip” Smith III

Former member of The Florida Bar Board of Governors, former member and chairperson of The Florida Bar Professional Ethics Committee, former grievance committee chairperson, and past president of the Palm Beach County Bar Association, is available to represent lawyers in grievance and reinstatement matters and in disqualification and sanctions proceedings. Also available to represent applicants for admission to The Florida Bar, to provide expert-witness services, and to provide ethics audits and advice. More than 40 years of experience in the field.  Member of the Association of  Professional Responsibility Lawyers and the Florida Association of Bar Defense Lawyers.  Fellow in the American College of Trial Lawyers. D. Culver Smith III, Culver Smith III, P.A., West Palm Beach, ofc 561-598-6800, cell 561-301-3800, [email protected].

Thomas D. Sommerville

AV-rated and Board Certified in Criminal Trial, is available to assist attorneys in grievance/ disciplinary matters before The Florida Bar, as well as applicants before the Florida Board of Bar Examiners at Investigative Hearing and Formal Hearing levels. Law Office of Thomas D. Sommerville, 820 N. Thornton Ave. Orlando, FL 32803, 407-426-1204. [email protected] .

Henry  Lee  Paul

Former Bar Counsel (2005 – January 2012) with offices in Tampa and Ft. Myers is available to represent attorneys statewide in disciplinary matters, contempt proceedings, legal malpractice, law firm departure and dissolution matters, and applicants before the Florida Board of Bar Examiners. Available to provide risk management and serve as an expert witness. AV-rated with over 30 years experience in the field. Free consultation. Visit  or email: [email protected].

Richard A. Greenberg

AV-rated lawyer, former disciplinary counsel for The Florida Bar with over 30 years experience in this field, is available for representation before grievance committees, before the Florida Board of Bar Examiners (representing applicants since 1990), in referee proceedings, and in any proceedings involving attorney discipline and Bar admission. Member of the national Association of Professional Responsibility Lawyers, the Florida Assoc. of Bar Defense Lawyers, and The Florida Bar Professional Ethics Committee (1994-2003)(2008-2014). Rumberger, Kirk and Caldwell, 101 North Monroe Street, Suite 120, Tallahassee 32301, phone 850-222-6550, toll free 800-895-7524. [email protected]. Additional offices in Orlando, Miami, and Tampa.

Charles L. Curtis

An AV-rated lawyer in his 44th year of professional practice that has included civil trials; including, complex litigations, administrative proceedings, and appellate proceedings (over 65+ reported opinions). His experience includes the defense of lawyer licenses and rights, statewide, in all disciplinary and ethics related proceedings before The Florida Bar (“TFB”), Referees, and the Florida Supreme Court and in civil contempt proceedings; and, judges before the Judicial Qualifications Commission (JQC). He has also represented students and other applicants before the Florida Board of Bar Examiners and lawyers who seek reinstatement or readmission to TFB. Mr. Curtis is also a three times (twice as chairperson) Grievance Committee member; a former president’s appointee to the “Hawkins Commission on Review of Disciplinary System;” and, is a current member of the “Association of Professional Responsibility Lawyers.” For a discreet consultation (initial consultation free), please call 954-661-8512 or email [email protected].

Joseph Corsmeier

AV-rated former Florida Bar Counsel (1990-1998), over 31 years of legal experience (over 26 years in this field), is available to represent lawyers statewide in Bar disciplinary matters, Board of Bar Examiners admission matters, all licensed professionals in disciplinary and admission proceedings before state agencies and boards, and expert opinion and testimony on ethics and malpractice issues. Joseph Corsmeier, Clearwater (office) 727-799-1688, [email protected] .

Andrew S. Berman,

AV-rated, listed in Best Lawyers in America and Florida Super Lawyers. Over 30 years experience defending Bar and other professional discipline cases and admissions (character/fitness), including a number of high-profile cases. Qualified as expert witness on legal ethics. Member and former Vice Chair, Professional Ethics Committee. Member Association of Professional Responsibility Lawyers (former board member). Andrew S. Berman, Young, Berman, Karpf & Gonzalez, P.A. (offices in Miami and Ft. Lauderdale) 305-377-2291;  [email protected].