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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.

Character and Fitness Attorney

As a law student, you are already under pressure with lectures, reading assignments, and exams. Not to mention the impending bar examination. What can add to this already stressful situation are bar admission issues. If the Florida Board of Bar Examiners (FBBE) believes you have issues of commission, it will give them cause to investigate you and make further inquiries.

FBBE Investigation

Issues and inquiries can include the following:

  • Law violations
  • Ethical issues in college or law school
  • Serious financial issues
  • Drug or alcohol issues
  • Issues of omission relating to any required information on your bar application for admission

Schedule your initial, confidential case review today. We are ready to guide your way.

Seeking Bar Admission in Florida?

Whether you have already been contacted by the FBBE about a bar admissions issue or you are concerned about a possible issue, it is critical to seek legal advice now rather than later. Fortunately, at Rothman & Associates, P.A., our lead attorney has extensive experience and knowledge when it comes to bar defense matters. Bar Defense Attorney David B. Rothman is an AV Preeminent® rated, Board-Certified criminal trial attorney with decades of trial experience who was also on the Board of Governors of TFB from 1999 until 2011 and served the last six years as chair or co-chair of the Disciplinary Review Committee. In addition, he is a frequent lecturer on ethics.

Bar Character and Fitness Investigation

Character and fitness can involve anything from criminal conduct and financial history to employment history, litigation, and even a simple traffic ticket. You must disclose everything. Even after you submit your application, you have a continuing obligation to report any future conduct that relates to your character and fitness to practice law, in according with the Rules of the Supreme Court Relating to Admissions to The Bar. You are strongly advised to review these rules and take them very seriously. The board will even compare your application to law school, to see if there are any discrepancies.

Do not fool yourself if you think “they couldn’t possibly find out.” The FBBE scrupulously reviews each law student’s application of admission to the bar. This includes past indiscretions. What is of particular concern is an applicant’s “character and fitness.” Omissions on an application will only lead the board to investigate further.

Representation from a Character & Fitness Lawyer in FL

Whether you are facing further inquiry or need assistance with a “gray” area, it is always better to double-check, rather than be scrambling when it may be too late. Do not waste the past three or four years of your life. Take action immediately with the help of our Florida Bar Defense Attorney.

If you are receiving inquiries by the FBBE about your bar admission application, contact our Miami Bar Admissions Attorneys today.

"People come to me when either their freedom or their legal career is at stake."

-David B. Rothman, P.A.

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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.

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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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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

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