It takes a special level of lawyerly obnoxiousness to get a Miami-Dade circuit judge to declare, "Oh my God, I'm done. Goodbye. Not doing this," in the middle of a hearing. That very level of obnoxiousness has gotten South Florida lawyer Jeffrey Norkin suspended by the Florida Supreme Court for a ve ... More >>
How did Miami drivers become the worst in the state? If clues exist, they're buried inside a mammoth beige building tucked behind palm trees off Flagler Street just South of Doral. Here, down a hallway whiter than a psychiatric ward, are the offices of Alex Hanna — South Florida's most succe ... More >>
On Friday, the University of Miami will file a motion asking the NCAA to dismiss its Nevin Shapiro investigation, which was tainted when a now-fired investigator paid Shapiro's attorney to grill witnesses. New Times poured fuel on that fire last week by reporting on the questionable history of anoth ... More >>
Alexander J. Labora says he is running for circuit court judge to help the people. But an investigation by Florida's Justice Administrative Commission found that the Wharton business school educated attorney helped himself to $41,312 in taxpayer funds in 2005 and 2006 by over-billing a court program ... More >>
If you walk past the Miami-Dade County courthouse this week, you'll probably see a clean-cut Cuban in slacks, a dress shirt, and rimless glasses. Carlos Morales will be holding a large white sign with black lettering that reads, "Judge Victoria Platzer does not represent justice, only the will of th ... More >>
Call it an American life lesson: The bigger you win, the more people want in on the action. At least that's how Jeremy Alters says he's been feeling lately. In the past two years, Alters has become Miami's class-action-lawsuit king, raking in more than a billion dollars in settlements from defect ... More >>
All the racial tension simmering beneath North Miami's political surface -- where the Haitian-born mayor has faced corruption probes and blamed the accusations in part on white enmity -- came to a head on Tuesday night in the city council. Mayor Andre Pierre exploded at Commissioner Michael Blynn ... More >>
Dr. Paul Perito has responded to our story which detailed another lawsuit stemming from allegedly destroying a patient's penis, the second time he's been hit with such a suit. We also chronicled past criminal charges against the urologist in which he was accused of selling counterfeit pills out o ... More >>
What with all of his insane lawsuits against the Clintons, Facebook, Rachel Maddow, President Obama, and his own mother, conservative Florida activist and lawyer Larry Klayman is pretty damn busy. Too busy to defend his real clients, apparently. The Florida Bar has issued a public reprimand ... More >>
via Wayback MachineA model on Baez's old website leans on a thing. Everything looks sexier with a blue tint.Lawyer Jose Baez didn't start his professional career defending capital murder cases. Before he successfully got Casey Anthony off the hook for the murder of her two-year-old daughter, he was ... More >>
Theodore Ross Dempster, a relatively little-known attorney in Miami, has been disbarred after allegations he ran a racket similar to a Ponzi scheme. Dempster is alleged to have set up a company purportedly involved in real estate development in Georgia, and collected hundreds of thousands of doll ... More >>
Hank Adorno can't be a lawyer for three years. Last time we checked on Hank Adorno, the once prominent Miami attorney was indefinitely suspended from practicing law after a Florida Bar investigation found he had violated nine bar rules.This week, the Daily Business Review reports the Florida Supr ... More >>
wikimedia commonsJack B. ThompsonJohn "Jack" B. Thompson, the Coral Gables attorney disbarred in 2008 for -- among other things -- sending swastikas, gay porn, and pictures of gavel-wielding kangaroos to the state supreme court, is now changing careers.Thompson, who once scrapped with Miami rap g ... More >>
Turns out Papa Dios doesn't take prayers from Hank Adorno. The South Florida Business Journal reports that the Florida Supreme Court has suspended the prominent Miami attorney from practicing law. And he has 30 days to prove to the court why he shouldn't be barred permanently. The decision stems ... More >>
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