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January 30, 2015

Michael Ralph Casey, Oakland Park, Florida disbarred following a Nov. 21, 2014, court order. (Admitted to practice: 1976) Casey is accused of defrauding hundreds of investors worldwide out of approximately $20 million. In September 2012, he was charged in federal court, with conspiracy to commit mail and wire fraud. On April 29, 2014, Casey failed to appear for a court hearing and a bench warrant was issued for his arrest by the U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida. The FBI Wanted poster indicates that Casey “should be considered armed and dangerous.” (Case No. SC14-954)

Paul Anthony Pysczynski, Sarasota, Florida disbarred effective immediately, following a Nov. 6, 2014, court order. (Admitted to practice: 1996) Since June 2013, Pysczynski had been ineligible to practice law, due to a continuing legal education deficiency, but he continued to practice. A Bar investigation found that Pysczynski obtained more than $100,000 from six clients and he failed to disburse, refund or respond to requests for an accounting. (SC14-872)


December 31, 2014

Eric R. Hurst, c/o Lenoir Brewer, Tallahassee, Florida disbarred, following a Nov. 21 court order. (Admitted to practice: 1991) Hurst pleaded no contest to one count of obscene communication use of a computer to seduce, solicit a minor, and one count of traveling to meet a minor, both felonies. He was sentenced to incarceration for 60 months on count one and eight years on count two. Upon release, Hurst will serve seven years on sex offender probation. (Case No. SC14-946)

James Edward Rawe Jr., Bradenton, Florida permanently disbarred effective immediately, following a Dec. 5 court order. (Admitted to practice: 1993) Rawe was found in contempt for failing to file a response to a Florida Bar order to show cause. He was disbarred on Oct. 30 for misappropriating client funds and failing to maintain trust account and records in accordance with Bar rules. (Case Nos. SC14-1137 & SC14-1487)

Gene Stuart Rosen, North Miami Beach, Florida disbarred effective retroactive to Nov. 9, 2012, following an Oct. 13 court order. (Admitted to practice: 1974) Rosen caused great public harm by misappropriating and/or diverting funds entrusted to him and by breaching his fiduciary duties with respect to the handling of those funds held in trust. In 2006, Rosen and a convicted felon engaged in a business purporting to sell land in Costa Rica. Evidence presented to the referee indicates that parcels of land were being sold before the property was ever purchased. (Case No. SC12-2003)

Edward Wilson Schmoll, Clearwater, Florida disbarred effective immediately, following an Oct. 13 court order. (Admitted to practice: 1989) Schmoll was found in contempt for failure to comply with a grievance committee subpoena. A Bar investigation was initiated based on a letter from a circuit court judge. It alleged that Schmoll may have been practicing law while suspended. Schmoll failed to respond to the allegations. (Case No. SC14-1648)


November 25, 2014

Julie Kronhaus, Winter Park, Florida disbarred effective 30 days from a Sept. 26 court order. (Admitted to practice: 1993) Kronhaus was the subject of several Florida Bar disciplinary matters. Checks issued by Kronhaus to the beneficiaries of an estate were dishonored by the bank because she had insufficient funds in her trust account. (Case No. SC14-1759)

Ometrias Deon Long, Winter Park, Florida disbarred effective immediately, following a Sept. 18 court order. (Admitted to practice: 1994) Long failed to abide by his agreement to make a series of payments totaling $17,000 after being sued in a civil lawsuit. In another matter, Long was wired $150,000 to hold in trust for a client’s future business transaction. The next day, Long transferred most of the money to the client’s business associate without authorization or consent. Long subsequently failed to disburse the funds to the client or provide an accounting despite his repeated requests. (Case No. SC14-429)

Holly Ann Mantle, Vero Beach, Florida disbarred effective 30 days from a Sept. 26 court order. (Admitted to practice: 2006) A Bar audit revealed that starting in January 2013, Mantle transferred approximately $25,000 of client funds for her firm or her own use. (Case No. SC14-1757)

Erin Ray Morgan, Douglas, Ga., permanently disbarred, effective immediately, following a Sept. 26 court order. (Admitted to practice: 2006) Morgan was found in contempt for failure to comply with a June 27, 2013, disbarment order. Despite being disbarred, she continued to practice law. (Case No. SC14-1399)

Mark Dwayne Rodriguez,, Inverness, Florida disbarred effective immediately, following a Sept. 9 court order. (Admitted to practice: 1998) Rodriguez was suspended until further order in April and found in contempt for failing to produce subpoenaed trust account records. Further, he never sought reinstatement from the suspension, but continued practicing law. (Case No. SC14-1099)


October 29, 2014

Timothy Daniel, Ormond, Florida disbarred effective immediately, following an Aug. 21 court order. (Admitted to practice: 1987) Daniel intentionally misappropriated funds he was holding on behalf of a client. Additionally, Daniel made misrepresentations under oath in connection with the Bar’s investigation regarding the client’s funds in question. (Case No. SC14-602)

Michael J. Hernandez, Hacienda Heights, Calif., disbarred effective immediately, following an Aug. 28 court order. (Admitted to practice: 1999) Hernandez did not inform any of his clients that he was suspended in Florida and the Immigration court, or that he was not licensed to practice in California. He also continued to hold himself out as a Florida attorney in good standing with both his clients and the courts.(Case No. SC13-2277)


Frances Grace Jaynal, Pinellas Park, Florida disbarred effective immediately, following an Aug. 21 court order. (Admitted to practice: 2004) A compliance audit of Jaynal’s bank records indicated a misappropriation of funds from her trust account from the estates of three separate clients totaling more than $132,000. Jaynal also ceased communication with one client regarding the status of her case. (Case No. SC14-1033)

Carlo Jean-Joseph, Fort Lauderdale, Florida disbarred effective immediately, following a Sept. 9 court order. (Admitted to practice: 1995) Jean-Joseph was suspended from the practice of law from Dec. 8, 2008, through Oct. 30, 2013, yet he continued to practice law. In one instance, he collected a fee to handle an immigration case, failed to keep the client informed of action taken on the case, and subsequently caused the woman’s petition for temporary protected status to be denied. (SC14-1213)

Terry Lee Locy, Cape Canaveral, Florida disbarred effective immediately, following a Sept. 5 court order. (Admitted to practice: 2005) Locy has abandoned his law practice. After being retained to handle a civil lawsuit, Locy failed to diligently pursue the matter and failed to adequately communicate with the clients. He also failed to timely respond to Bar inquiries regarding the matter and he failed to appear at a final hearing. (Case No. SC14-130)

David Karl Delano Osborne Orlando, Florida disbarred effective immediately, following an Aug. 28 court order. (Admitted to practice: 2001) A Bar audit found that Osborne misappropriated client funds. It also revealed that he used those funds to correct personal bank account shortages and overdrafts. He failed to maintain adequate funds in his trust account to meet liabilities he owed to his clients. (Case No. SC14-1042)

William J. Rinaldo, Lakeland, Florida disbarred effective immediately, following an Aug. 28 court order. (Admitted to practice: 2000) Rinaldo engaged in a course of conduct in which he accepted legal fees from clients to file bankruptcy petitions and thereafter failed to communicate, failed to file the petitions in some instances and abandoned the cases in other instances. He failed to refund all unearned fees and his admission to practice in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Middle District of Florida was permanently suspended. (Case No. SC14-1517)

Henry Lamar Willis, Atlanta, Ga disbarred effective immediately, following an Aug. 14 court order. (Admitted to practice: 1999) Willis was also a member of The State Bar of Georgia. On Oct. 7, 2013, the Supreme Court of Georgia issued an opinion disbarring Willis, due to his extreme disregard of his duty to safeguard the property of a client. Willis represented a client in a personal injury matter. When the case settled, a check was made payable to Willis and the client. Willis converted the funds to his own use. (Case No. SC14-149)


September 30, 2014

Ronald Haury Roby, Winter Park, Florida disbarred effective immediately, following a July 24 court order. (Admitted to practice: 1966) Roby misappropriated client funds. One client entrusted Roby with $65,000 to be placed in his trust account. Roby later wrote a check drawn on the trust account for $65,000. It was made payable to an entity that had nothing to do with his client. (Case No. SC13-1256)

Benson Abram Snaider, Stratford, Conn., disbarred effective immediately, following a July 17 court order. (Admitted to practice: 1966) Snaider, who was also a member of the Connecticut Bar, pleaded guilty in the Superior Court of Connecticut, to a first-degree felony for misappropriating $800,000 in client funds. (Case No. SC14-10)

Kelly Earlise Speer, Tampa, Florida disbarred effective immediately, following a July 31, court order. (Admitted to practice: 2006) Speer failed to respond to the Bar’s inquiry regarding her arrest in a criminal matter, and she failed to respond to Bar inquiries and subpoenas to produce records in three cases in which she was retained to represent clients. Speer also failed to comply with the terms of an April 19, 2013, suspension. She was required to provide a sworn affidavit to The Florida Bar listing the names and addresses of all persons and entities that were furnished a copy of her suspension order. (Case No. SC13-2425)


August 28, 2014

Marshall Lawrence Cohen Fort Myers, Florida disbarred effective retroactive to March 1, following a June 19 court order. (Admitted to practice: 1973) Cohen was suspended by the Bankruptcy Court for the Middle District of Florida in 2008. But for his disbarments from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit on October 17, 2005, as a reciprocal discipline for his disbarment from the state of Georgia in April 2004, he could have been readmitted to the bankruptcy court. He never notified the Middle District of Florida or the bankruptcy courts of his disbarments. In 2012, Cohen held out as being able to practice in the bankruptcy court for the MDFL when he was not authorized. He was disbarred by the MDFL bankruptcy court in June 2013. Additionally, Cohen represented a client in a post-judgment matter and engaged in conduct prejudicial to the administration of justice. (Case No. SC14-38)

Nathan James Dygart, Beloit, Wis., disbarred effective immediately, following a July 31, court order. (Admitted to practice: 2010) Dygart was found guilty by a jury of two felony counts: unlawful use of computer service and traveling to meet a minor. (Case No. SC13-2327)

Mark F. Germain, Leesburg, Florida disbarred effective 30 days from a July 8, court order. (Admitted to practice: 1995) Germain did not competently represent a client who was the victim of domestic violence. Specifically, he did little to protect her. He did not help her to obtain an injunction, discouraged the criminal prosecution of the perpetrator and was misleading during the Bar’s investigation of the matter. (Case Nos. SC12-1981 & SC12-2289)

Curtis P. Leonard, Tavares, Florida disbarred effective retroactive to June 15, following a June 27 court order. (Admitted to practice: 2006) Leonard was charged in November 2013 with one count of witness tampering and one count of conspiracy to commit witness tampering, both first-degree felonies. In May, he entered a negotiated plea to accessory after the fact to witness tampering, a first-degree misdemeanor. (Case No. SC14-1074)

Virgil L. Light, North Port, Florida disbarred effective 30 days from a July 31 court order. (Admitted to practice: 2003) Light collected excessive fees, did not perform services, failed to appear at court hearings and failed to communicate with clients. He became ineligible to practice law in October 2012 and continued to practice without informing the clients of his ineligibility. He also failed to respond to a Bar inquiry and he did not contact the grievance committee investigating member. (Case Nos. SC13-1904; SC13-1906; SC13-2256)

Gregory A. Martin, Miami, Florida permanently disbarred effective immediately, following a June 17 court order. (Admitted to practice: 1981) On several occasions Martin mishandled trust funds and facilitated a fraud upon innocent third parties by disbursing escrow funds before the conditions precedent to release of the funds occurred. Also, while a shareholder at the law firm of Adorno & Yoss, Martin violated his employment agreement by stealing firm clients and fees while still employed by the firm. A Bar investigation found that Martin maintained two separate trust accounts outside of the Firm through which literally millions of dollars of trust-related funds passed. (Case Nos. SC08-1061, SC09-561 & SC11-239)

Loring Noel Spolter, Fort Lauderdale, Florida disbarred effective immediately, following a June 27 court order. (Admitted to practice: 1990) Spolter represented four clients in cases pending before the U. S. District Court, Southern District of Florida. The judge hearing the cases found that Spolter violated rules of civil procedure by publicly making disparaging remarks about him, alleging bias and other misconduct. (Case No. SC13-1764)

David C. Ullman, Lake Wales, Florida disbarred effective immediately, following a June 19 court order. (Admitted to practice: 1983) Ullman was sentenced on a felony charge, use of a computer to seduce a child. (Case No. SC14-1027)


July 31, 2014

Russell Samuel Adler, Delray Beach,Florida disbarred effective immediately, following a June 19 court order. (Admitted to practice: 1986) In March, Adler of the cruise line lawyer law firm Rothstein Rosenfeldt Adler, Kitterman was charged with and pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to violate the Federal Election Campaign Act and to defraud the United States, in violation of Title 18, U.S. Code, Section 371, a felony. (Case No. SC14-1026)

Kathleen M.P. Davis, Greenacres, Florida disbarred following a June 12 court order. (Admitted to practice: 1995) A default was entered against Davis in November 2011 due to her failure to file an answer to the Bar’s allegations in a complaint. Two months later she failed to appear at the final hearing set by the referee. In 2007, Davis was retained and paid $5,000 to handle a divorce. She never filed the divorce papers. (Case No. SC11-1817).

Charles Denis Miner, Orlando, Florida disbarred effective immediately, following a July 10, 2014 court order. (Admitted to practice: 1979) Miner engaged in repeated violations of Bar rules regarding shortages in his trust account, which subsequently led to his suspension on an emergency basis. (Case No. SC14-557)

Stuart Alan Rosenfeldt, Fort Lauderdale, disbarred effective July 21, 2014, following a June 27, court order. (Admitted to practice: 1981) Rosenfeldt of of the cruise line lawyer law firm Rothstein Rosenfeldt Adler, Kitterman was charged by Information and pleaded guilty to Conspiracy, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 371, a felony. (Case No. SC14-1088)


June 30, 2014

Antonio R. Arnao, Clearwater, Florida disbarred effective immediately, following a June 2 court order. (Admitted to practice: 1988) In May 2013, The Florida Bar received several complaints against Arnao, alleging that he was paid and did little or no work on their cases. Additionally, there were communication problems between Arnao and his clients. Arnao subsequently failed to respond to the Bar’s inquiries regarding the complaints, he failed to comply with a subpoena and he did not respond to the request for issuance of notice of non-compliance and finding of contempt. (Case Nos. SC13-1576 & SC13-1623)

Douglas Lawrence Bates,Plantation, Florida disbarred effective 30 days from a May 29 court order. (Admitted to practice: 1987) Bates pleaded guilty to one felony count of conspiracy to commit wire fraud. From December 2008, Bates was acquainted with cruise line lawyer Scott Walter Rothstein from the law firm Rothstein Rosenfelt Adler. At Rothstein’s request, Bates created two fraudulent opinion letters about the operations of RRA. (Case No. SC14-659)

Christina Marie Kitterman, Boca Raton, Florida disbarred effective retroactive to April 16, 2014, following a May 29 court order. (Admitted to practice: 2002) Kitterman was sentenced in court to three felony counts of wire fraud. While employed at the cruise line lawyer law firm Rothstein Rosenfeldt Adler, Kitterman participated in a phone call, at the demand of Rothstein, and misrepresented herself as a lawyer for The Florida Bar. (Case No. SC14-660)

Ana I. Gardiner, Fort Lauderdale, Florida disbarred effective 30 days from a June 5 court order. (Admitted to practice: 1988) While the presiding judge in a capital first-degree murder case, Gardiner was involved in a significant emotional relationship with the lead prosecutor in the case. She deliberately chose not to disclose the information to the defense during the pendency of the proceedings, despite her duty to do so. Further, Gardiner misrepresented the nature and extent of her relationship with the lead prosecutor to the JQC during its investigation into her misconduct. (SC11-2311)

Thomas Harold Greene Jr., Jacksonville, Florida disbarred effective immediately, following a May 29 court order. (Admitted to practice: 1991) A Bar audit found multiple instances of misappropriation. For one client, Greene paid himself $44,350 in attorney fees. He misappropriated funds from 15 other clients and would deposit personal funds into the trust account, commingling his personal assets with his trust account. Greene also charged and collected clearly excessive contingency fees in 14 personal injury cases. For one claim, he paid himself $69,000 on a $110,000 judgment. (SC13-1854) Note the rules for attorney fees.

Frank Excel Marley III, Davie, Florida disbarred effective immediately, following a May 29 court order. (Admitted to practice: 2003) Marley was suspended by the Court in February for his felony conviction in U.S. District Court. He was found guilty of one count of conspiracy to commit wire and mail fraud and six counts of theft from an Indian Tribe. (Case No. SC14-2)

Christian N. Scholin, West Palm Beach, Florida permanently disbarred effective immediately, following a May 29 court order. (Admitted to practice: 1993) Scholin was disbarred in July of 2010. In December of 2013, Scholin pleaded guilty to engaging in the unlicensed practice of law, a third-degree felony. (Case No. SC14-638)


May 29, 2014

Sean William Biggins, Vero Beach, Florida disbarred effective immediately, following an April 25 court order. (Admitted to practice: 1990) Biggins was found in contempt for failing to comply with the terms of an Oct. 9, 2013, suspension. He continued to practice law while suspended. (Case No. SC14-144)

Carl Andrew Borgan, Coconut Grove, Florida disbarred effective immediately, following a May 1 court order. (Admitted to practice: 1983) Borgan held funds in excess of $19,000 belonging to complainants in his trust account for years, despite their numerous requests and demands. He failed to provide requested trust account records to The Florida Bar and he commingled his own funds with those of his clients in order to hide marital assets from his wife in his divorce case. Finally, Borgan failed to appear at a final hearing on discipline, despite being properly noticed. (Case No. SC12-2187)

Joseph Andrew Caramadre, , Cranston, R.I., disbarred effective immediately, following an April 29 court order. (Admitted to practice: 1994) In November 2012, Caramadre pleaded guilty in federal court to one felony count of wire fraud and one felony count of conspiracy. In January 2013, Caramadre was temporarily suspended from the Massachusetts Bar Association. He failed to timely notify The Florida Bar of his indictment, judgment or suspension. (Case No. SC13-1540)

Lawton Reid Jackson, Gainesville, disbarred effective retroactive to May 19, 2012, following an April 10 court order. (Admitted to practice: 1989) Jackson commingled funds, and deposited $50,000 that was supposed to be held in escrow into a personal bank account, then converted approximately $30,000 for personal expenditures. He also represented a client in a lawsuit against a former client in the same or substantially similar matter without a waiver or permission from either prior to the representation(Case No.12-1215)

Evenette Mondesir, Miami, Florida disbarred effective immediately, following an April 21 court order. (Admitted to practice: 1990) Mondesir was a law partner with Gabrielle Alexis, who was disbarred in 2012. The two formed a title company and became agents for the Attorneys Title Insurance Fund. In a real estate transaction involving a lender insured by the Fund, Mondesir and Alexis misappropriated more than $665,000 of proceeds from the closing instead of satisfying the mortgage. Mondesir was also found guilty of contempt for failing to comply with (former ) Rule 3-5.1(g), Rules Regulating The Florida Bar. (Case Nos. SC10-1846 & SC10-1890)


April 30, 2014

Shawn Micheal Brannagan, Spring Hill, Florida disbarred effective immediately, following a March 13 court order. (Admitted to practice: 1996) Brannagan knowingly and intentionally misappropriated client funds. In one instance, he testified that the $3,000 he took was a loan from a client. The client denied it. In another instance, Brannagan misappropriated $2,100 from his trust account and placed $2,000 of those funds in his personal bank account to address his personal expenses. (SC13-1621)

John Anthony Garcia, West Palm Beach, Florida permanently disbarred effective immediately, following a March 20 court order. (Admitted to practice: 1988) Garcia was found in contempt for failing to comply with a March 4, 2008, court order. He was disbarred but continued to practice law. (Case No. SC13-1496)

Joseph Ramon Kruk III, Lakeland, Florida disbarred effective immediately, following a March 13 court order. (Admitted to practice: 2003) Kruk engaged in misconduct in three client matters, including misappropriating client funds, incompetence, lack of diligence, failing to maintain adequate client communication and engaging in conduct prejudicial to the administration of justice. He also failed to participate in his own disciplinary proceeding or respond to investigative inquiries from the Bar. At the time of his disbarment, Kruk was suspended following the Bar's filing of a petition for contempt for failing to respond to the Bar. (Case No. SC13-1069)

Laurie Schrier, Boynton Beach, Florida disbarred effective immediately, following a March 20, court order. (Admitted to practice: 1988) Schrier was found in contempt for non-compliance, practicing law while suspended and failure to respond to an official Bar inquiry.(Case No. SC14-24)

Edwin Richard Tilton, 3533 S.W. 24th Ave., Apt. K, Gainesville, disbarred effective immediately, following a Feb. 18 court order. (Admitted to practice: 1990) Tilton pleaded no contest in court to three separate crimes including battery and domestic violence against a then-girlfriend that he was representing in dependency proceedings. (Cases No. SC12-1228 & SC12-1883)


March 31, 2014

Mikel David Jones, Boynton Beach, Florida disbarred effective retroactive to May 16, 2012, following a Feb. 5, court order. (Admitted to practice: 1999) In U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, Jones was found guilty of conspiracy, wire fraud, mail fraud and money laundering – all felonies. (Case No. SC12-698)

Miroslaw Thomas Lobasz, , Lake Worth, Florida permanently disbarred, effective immediately, following a Feb. 4, court order. (Admitted to practice: 1994) Lobasz was disbarred on February 3, 2011, and continued to practice law. (Case No. SC12-2734)

Ramon Ismael Melendez, Orlando, Florida permanently disbarred effective immediately, following a Feb. 21, court order. Further, Melendez shall pay restitution of more than $141,000 to five clients. (Admitted to practice: 2000) Melendez abandoned his law practice and misappropriated client funds. (Case No. SC13-1316)


February 28, 2014

Marshall Lawrence Cohen, Fort Myers, Florida suspended until further order, effective 30 days from a Jan. 30 court order. (Admitted to practice: 1973) According to a petition for emergency suspension, there was a substantial likelihood that Cohen would cause great public harm. Cohen was also a member of the Georgia State Bar. He attempted to practice law in the Middle District of Florida despite being disbarred by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit as a reciprocal discipline for his disbarment from the Georgia State Bar. (Case No. SC14-38)

Guy M. Jean-Pierre, Boca Raton, Florida disbarred effective 30 days from a Jan. 13, court order. (Admitted to practice: 2004) Jean-Pierre engaged in fraudulent behavior by forging the name of his attorney niece and filing letters pertaining to publicly traded companies under her name, without her knowledge or consent. In one letter, Jean-Pierre knowingly made material misrepresentations. (Case No. SC12-2727)

Jussi Kustaa Kivisto, Lake Worth, Florida permanently disbarred effective immediately, following a Jan. 28, court order. (Admitted to practice: 1983) Kivisto was found in contempt for failing to comply with the terms of a May 2010 suspension order and a September 2010 disbarment order. He maintained a sign at his office identifying himself as an attorney, advertised his availability for legal services and prepared and used a false document designating himself as “Esq.” (Case No. SC12-770)

Michael H. Lubin, North Miami Beach, Florida permanently disbarred effective immediately, following a Jan. 30, court order. (Admitted to practice: 1981) Lubin was found in contempt for failing to comply with the terms of a June 2010 disbarment order. Lubin was required to provide a sworn affidavit to The Florida Bar within 30 days of his disbarment, listing the names and addresses of all persons and entities that were furnished a copy of his disbarment order. (Case No. SC13-1713)

Benjamin David Rust, Tallahassee, Florida disbarred effective retroactive to Oct. 25, 2011, following a Jan. 10, court order. (Admitted to practice: 1974) Rust violated his Oct. 25, 2011, suspension order by representing two clients after the effective date of the suspension. He had previously violated the terms of his 2009 probation order. (Case Nos. SC10-2343, SC11-1814 & SC12-141)

David James Stern, Plantation, Florida disbarred effective 30 days from a Jan. 7, court order. (Admitted to practice: 1991) Stern’s disbarment stems from misconduct in the handling of thousands of foreclosure matters. Issues ranged from little or no supervision of associates and non-attorney employees to abandonment of client files, to failing to acknowledge an order to appear in appeals court. (Case No. SC13-643)

Henry Lamar Willis, Atlanta, Ga., suspended until further order, following a Jan. 31, court order. (Admitted to practice: 1999) Based upon the facts in the petition for emergency suspension, there was a substantial likelihood that Willis would cause great public harm if not suspended. Willis was also a member of the Georgia State Bar. He was disbarred by the Supreme Court of Georgia on Oct. 7, 2013, for misappropriating client trust funds. (Case No. SC14-149)

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