It appears the commenters (reportedly) had it right:
The Miccosukee Tribe of Indians of Florida has fired general counsel Bernardo Roman III and his firm, which, along with the tribe, have been involved in a number of controversies in state and federal court recently, according to a court transcript obtained by Law360."Sudden"?
In January, U.S. District Judge Marcia G. Cooke ordered Roman and the Everglades-based tribe to pay more than $1 million in sanctions, calling the attorney's behavior “egregious and abhorrent” in a failed embezzlement case against the tribe's former chairman Billy Cypress and its former attorneys.
The tribe is currently appealing both the sanctions order and suit’s dismissal to the Eleventh Circuit.
Roman told a Florida state judge in Miami on Thursday afternoon at the start of a telephonic hearing in a Miccosukee related lawsuit against its former accountant Jodi Rae Goldenberg that the tribe had just informed him of its decision that morning.
“We have been notified this morning, a few hours ago, that we no longer represent the Miccosukee Tribe and that I am no longer their tribal attorney,” Roman told Circuit Judge John Thornton during a case management conference
Roman said that he and associates Yesenia Fatima Rey and Yinet Pino of the Law Offices of Bernardo Roman III, were waiting until Monday to file a motion to withdraw to give the tribe an opportunity to decide upon new counsel.
Roman told the court that he was not aware of whom the tribe was considering as a replacement.
“Your honor, this was so sudden that I can represent to you that as far as I know they have not contacted or been contacted by anyone,” he said.
That doesn't sound too good.