Did you know Hank Adorno is still a lawyer?
I didn't, but he may not be for long:
The court ordered Adorno to show cause by Nov. 16 why a suspension of up to three years or disbarment should not be imposed.
The Florida Bar had recommended a six-month suspension, but a referee who heard the ethics charges against Adorno recommended only a reprimand, the lightest possible punishment.
Adorno did not respond to a call for comment by deadline.The Court was apparently not persuaded by the macher boys-club backslappers who rose in Hank's defense:
The court raised the issue of a suspension on its own, according to the two-page order written by Chief Justice Charles Canady.
The court ordered Adorno, the law firm president, to be suspended within 30 days so he can close out his law practice — or immediately if he is no longer practicing. The court also ordered him to accept no new clients, send a copy of the order to all existing clients and courts, stop withdrawing money from trust accounts without court approval and provide a copy of the suspension order to all banks he does business with.
A parade of South Florida legal heavyweights pleaded on Adorno's behalf. His supporters included former Florida Supreme Court Justice Raoul Cantero, Sanford Bohrer, a partner at Holland & Knight, and Ruden McClosky founding partner Don McClosky.
Hold on a minute -- don't the Supremes know who these people are?