An Orlando Sentinel story reports on the Order of U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Arthur Briskman banning the multi-state law firm of Kaufman, Englett and Lynd (at the link their laswfirm website) from practicing bankruptcy law in Central Florida. He appears to be motivated by professional wrongdoing by one of it's attorneys. This is an excerpt from reporter Bianca Prieto's story:
"A series of 'missteps' and 'lack of diligence' by a lawyer practicing with Kaufman, Englett and Lynd has prompted a United States Bankruptcy judge to bar the firm and the lawyer from practicing in Bankruptcy Court in the Middle District of Florida until further notice.
The order barring the firm from practicing in the court means KEL will not be allowed to file paperwork in any case until the issue with Sanchez is resolved. It's unclear how many cases will be affected.
The firm is allowed to interact with the bankruptcy court to sort out the current issue, which was not specified in the order. A statement issued by KEL said in part that the firm is working to 'make amends with the Court.' [ed. how about making amends to the clients?] The law firm recently bought the advertising space at the top of a downtown Orlando high rise on Washington Street at Magnolia Avenue. The firm has offices in several states across the U.S[.]
The Bad Lawyer, myself, represented thousands of injured workers and in the last decade of his active career many employers in OurState workers' compensation courts. There were many lawyer-malefactors who routinely ignored hearing notices, filing requirements, rules and regulations with impunity. Currently within this world one law firm stands out as particularly egregious, but it's going to take an Order like the one issued vis-a-vis KEL to put an end to their abusive practices. I'm sure lawyers in every venue and in every practice-area have similar stories.