Florida Bar Defense

Florida Bar Defense Attorneys

Florida Bar Complaint?

We Can Defend You

At Rothman & Associates, P.A., we have a solid reputation for providing Miami-Dade County with high-caliber Bar Defense representation. Our Florida Bar defense lawyers also counsel attorneys who need representation for The Florida Bar. We also counsel applicants to the Florida Bar and provide ethics and expert opinions. Get in touch with our firm today to receive the effective legal counsel that you need and deserve.

Are you an Attorney or Law Student under Disciplinary Review?

No one knows the Florida Bar like David B. Rothman

Work with a former Chair of the Disciplinary Review Committee

David B. Rothman, our firm’s founder, served as co-chair of The Florida Bar’s Disciplinary Review Committee for 6 years. In this capacity, he reviewed and made recommendations on the more than 2,000 attorney discipline cases that were brought before the Board before heading to the Florida Supreme Court. This experience serving on a bar committee has allowed him to gain in-depth insight into how bar matters are dealt with and its procedures, which could prove to be indispensable to your case and future of your career.

Attorney Rothman also has proven his trial skills with the following credentials:

  • Board Certified Criminal Trial Advocacy Specialist by the National Board of Trial Advocacy
  • Board Certified Criminal Trial Lawyer by The Florida Bar Board of Legal Specialization and Education

If you are an attorney or law student who is currently under disciplinary review or needs some guidance regarding ethics, speak with our skilled bar defense team as soon as possible. As fellow attorneys ourselves, we know how hard you’ve worked to reach your professional goals and establish yourself as a bar member of good standing. With your career and future at stake, you need to take the steps necessary to protect yourself.

Honesty is key to any bar admissions case. Discuss the details of your case with us during an initial evaluation.

You have questions. We have answers.

Frequently Asked Questions

The Florida Bar may open an investigation against a Florida lawyer for an alleged violation of a Bar Rule based on information, from any source, including, but not limited to: anonymous complaints, complaints from: the lawyer’s clients or former clients, opposing counsel, judges, witnesses, present or former employees or co-workers of the attorney; appellate decisions or court orders finding the lawyer has acted unethically, and even newspaper articles about unethical conduct by the lawyer.

Clients or Former Clients and Non-clients all file complaints because they are unhappy with the attorney for something the attorney did or did not do.

The five (5) most common Client complaints are:

  1. Communication – Failure of the lawyer to sufficiently communicate with the client.
  2. Diligence – the client is unhappy with the speed at which the lawyer advancing the client’s goal(s).
  3. Competence – the client is unhappy with the quality of the work performed.
  4. Conflict of Interest – including representing two clients in the same case or taking on a new client who has a conflict with an existing client.
  5. Financial Matters – ranging from allegations of excessive fees and not timely turning over funds to the client being held in trust to claims of misuse or theft of client funds.

The five (5) most common Non-client complaints are:

  1. Lack of Candor
  2. Lack of Civility
  3. Failure to comply with Court orders or Court Rules
  4. Conflict of Interest
  5. Law Violations

Now. Make certain he or she is an experienced Bar Defense Counsel. Not only does a lawyer who represent him or herself have a fool for a client, going forward on your own can cause additional issues by virtue of what you write or say and how you write or say it in response to the Bar Complaint. Hiring an inexperienced Bar Defense Counsel is akin to buying a boat with a hole in it.

My firm has successfully handled hundreds of Bar cases, favorably resolving a vast majority without trial, but trying many and handling appeals to the Florida Supreme Court. Most of our cases have been closed at the first level, the point of Intake (ACAP Level – Tallahassee Office of The Florida Bar). If closed at Intake, that means the case is dismissed, with no further action taken on the Complaint. We also have been successful in settling cases at the second level, at the local Bar Counsel office (Miami, Ft. Lauderdale, Orlando, Tampa or Tallahassee). The results we have obtained for clients include dismissal, closure by a finding of No Probable Cause, closure by a finding of No Probable Cause with a Letter of Advice and Diversion, none of which constitute “discipline” and therefore it does not appear on their Bar listing. In more serious cases, we have been able to obtain short suspensions which allowed the client to be reinstated the day after the suspension has concluded. Of course, in the most serious of cases, some clients have been sanctioned with longer suspensions, but far more often than not, we have been able to resolve their case and avoid the loss of their license to practice law.

Expert Florida Bar Defense

Reasons to Choose Us

Rothman & Associates, P.A. provides award-winning counsel with trusted representatives statewide. We have more than 40 years of legal experience and are experienced Bar Defense and Ethics Counselors dedicated to delivering results-driven advocacy.

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40+ Years of Legal Experience

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Award Winning Counsel

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Dedicated to results-driven Advocacy

For experienced Bar defense, call us today.

If you have received a complaint from The Florida Bar, it is essential that you first seek reliable counsel immediately from our Florida bar defense attorneys in Miami before proceeding. The way in which you respond to the complaint could potentially complicate your case. Our Martindale-Hubbell® AV® Rated firm can provide you with the attentive and dedicated services you need to face this situation head-on.

Please call our office for more information about how we can assist you with your Bar Defense case.