October 1, 2005 Disciplinary Actions

first_imgThe Florida Supreme Court in recent court orders suspended four, reprimanded two, and accepted the resignation of one attorney.The following lawyers are disciplined: Neil Eisenstein, 8580 NW 36th St., Apt. 303, Sunrise, suspended from practicing law in Florida for 45 days, effective immediately following a July 7 court order. ( Admitted to practice: 1994) Eisenstein failed to provide competent representation to a client; failed to act with reasonable diligence and promptness in representing a client; and filed non-meritorious claims and contentions. (Case no. SC04-1540) John Daneil Ellis, Jr., P.O. Box 1161, Orlando, suspended from practicing law in Florida for 60 days, effective Sept. 1, following a July 7 court order. Upon reinstatement, Ellis is further placed on probation for one year. ( Admitted to practice: 1990) Among several Bar violations, Ellis failed to act with reasonable diligence and promptness in representing a client; failed to keep a client reasonably informed about the status of a matter and failed to promptly comply with reasonable requests for information; and engaged in conduct in connection with the practice of law that is prejudicial to the administration of justice. (Case no. SC05-65) Michael Vincent Giordano, P.O. Box 290008, Tampa, resigned in lieu of disciplinary proceedings, with leave to seek readmission after three years, effective 30 days following a July 7 court order. ( Admitted to practice: 1976) At the time of resignation, Giordano had several cases pending at the grievance committee and staff investigative levels. (Case no. SC05-1129) Kent Alan Johanson, 3541 Bonita Way Blvd., Ste. 100, Bonita Springs, reprimanded for professional misconduct following a July 7 court order. ( Admitted to practice: 1992) Among several Bar violations, Johanson failed to keep a client reasonably informed about the status of a matter and promptly comply with reasonable requests for information; failed to act with reasonable diligence and promptness in representing a client; and failed to explain a matter to the extent reasonably necessary to permit the client to make informed decisions regarding the representation. (Case no. SC05-600) Isaac Kodsi, 701 W. Cypress Creek Road, #302, Ft. Lauderdale, suspended from practicing law in Florida for 45 days, effective 30 days following a July 7 court order. ( Admitted to practice: 1993) Kodsi failed to provide competent representation to a client; failed to act with reasonable diligence and promptness in representing a client; and filed non-meritorious claims and contentions. (Case no. SC04-1534) Gregg Michael Paley, 901 NW 51st St., Ste. 210, Boca Raton, suspended from practicing law in Florida, effective immediately following a July 22 court order. ( Admitted to practice : 1973) On or about Feb 25, Paley pled guilty to misprision of a felony and was sentenced to 18 months imprisonment and ordered to attend a drug treatment program while incarcerated. (Case no. SC05-1131) Carlos Alberto Zarraluqui, 13140 Old Cutter Road, Miami, reprimanded for professional misconduct following a July 7 court order. ( Admitted to practice: 2002) Zarraluqui engaged in misconduct and minor misconduct and engaged in conduct that is prejudicial to the administration of justice. (Case no. SC05-1016) Court orders are not final until time expires to file a rehearing motion and, if filed, determined. The filing of such a motion does not alter the effective date of the discipline. Disciplinary Actions October 1, 2005 Disciplinary Actionscenter_img October 1, 2005 Disciplinary Actionslast_img

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