The attorneys at Pinkert and Marsh, P.A. have over 15 years of combined experience handling Florida Bar complaints, including the initial inquiry process, grievance committee investigation, and litigation of an official complaint and trial before a Referee.
If you are a lawyer facing an ethics complaint or alleged violation of the Florida Bar Rules of Professional Conduct and Rules Regulating the Florida Bar, contact Pinkert & Marsh, P.A. for an initial consultation about your options for defense. Our firm can help defend you against baseless claims, or help reduce the potential sanctions.
When a complaint is sent to the bar, it is referred to a "Grievance Committee" comprised of attorneys and members of the public who investigate the complaint and determine whether there is probable cause. Obtaining counsel at this initial step is important as it is at this early stage that the complaint may be dismissed or may be resolved with a minimal sanction if the issues are properly presented to the committee.
At any stage in the process, our unique approach to attorney discipline matters can protect your license and career while maintaining Florida's high standards of professional responsibility. We can provide you with an honest assessment of your exposure on the underlying charges, your most effective alternatives for a defense based on the facts, and a realistic sense of the sanctions that you might face. Our experience handling a variety of issues before the Florida Bar may help you protect your license and reputation.