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Reinstatements &

Getting Florida Attorneys Back in Business and Back to Practicing Law

After a rehabilitative [more than 90 days] suspension or disbarment, regaining the ability to practice law is the essential step toward resuming your career as an attorney and putting a difficult ordeal in your rear-view mirror. Failure to adequately prepare for or to fully understand what is required in order to regain your privilege to practice law can result in the unnecessary continuation of your personal and professional nightmare. I work tirelessly on behalf of my colleagues to expedite the reinstatement process as much as possible to get you back in business.

Pursuant to the R. Regulating Fla. Bar, a suspension from the practice of law for a period of more than 90 days is a “rehabilitative” suspension. In order to resume practice in Florida at the conclusion of the suspension, the attorney must file a Petition for Reinstatement in the Florida Supreme Court and provide clear and convincing evidence of rehabilitation as well as fitness to practice law.

A lawyer who was disbarred but is granted the right to reapply for admission after a term of years must do so through the Florida Board of Bar Examiners (FBBE). They must proceed as if they were seeking admission for the first time, including undergoing a complete background investigation, character and fitness clearance, and passage of the Florida Bar Examination.

Whether you may be applying for reinstatement or for readmission, I will prepare and file the appropriate petition and supporting documentation; represent you in hearings before the Referee appointed to review the petition; work with Bar counsel, investigators, and auditors to address all questions and concerns; and develop and present the strongest possible arguments and evidence that you have been successfully rehabilitated, fulfilled all requirements such as restitution, and are fit to practice of law in the state of Florida.

Please Give Me a Call. Let’s Discuss How I Can Help You.

I have devoted a substantial portion of my career to assisting my colleagues in the legal profession. I will continue to advocate on their behalf and be there when they need help. To discuss your issues and concerns and explore how I may be able to assist you, please call me at my Broward County office for a free consultation, (954) 722-2500. I look forward to speaking with you.