Saturday, September 8, 2012

How not to practice law: do everything wrong when leaving your firm

Here is a new installment in our running list on how not to practice law:  the Florida Supreme Court has suspended  two attorneys for misconduct in connection with their departure as employees of a law firm.  In the process of preparing to leave the firm, the attorneys solicited firm clients, made misrepresentations to the firm and clients, copied files without authorization and more.  The court found the use of the files amounted to criminal theft, dishonesty and conduct prejudicial to the administration of justice. The case is called Florida Bar v. William Henry Winters.