Thursday, October 28, 2010

Florida Supreme Court Weighing Hank Adorno Disbarment.



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 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.
 The Court was apparently not persuaded by the macher boys-club backslappers who rose in Hank's defense:
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?

12 comments:

  1. Has the Supreme Court ever accepted a referee's suggested punishment? What a waste of time to litigate that ish. if i ever get popped, i aint paying a penny in attorneys' fees as it appears to help nada.

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  2. How embarrasing for all the attorneys at that firm (who haven't jumped that ship already) and don't deserve this, especially given these economic times.

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  3. Adorno deserves what he gets. Chazzer.

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  4. Adorno jumped the shark years ago.

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  5. The fire fee settlement was a disgrace.

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  6. I think the photo in this article is Ron Magill- animal lover and Miami Metrozoo cheerleader; NOT Hank Adorno

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  7. 4:07 aka Master of the Obvious, no kidding?

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  8. what clued you in jackass??

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  9. And all this time I felt certain 'ole Hank was holding up two huge ostrich turds.

    My bad.

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  10. It appears that the Chairman off the firm's bio has been yanked from the list of Professionals on the firm's website: http://www.adorno.com/results.asp?cod=a

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  11. Hey great post. Thought I'm not sure I agree with you 100%. Keep em coming. Are you interested in having anyone guest post opposing views?

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