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Posted by anonymous
Florida Bar shows no disciplinary actions against Mr. Walker on its website. In truth, two separate ethics complaints were filed against him recently for botched bankruptcies. In unanimous votes, the Florida Bar found him guilty of misconduct in both cases and Mr. Walker admitted to select charges in both instances.
In the first complaint the Bar investigated at least 11 ethics violations against this lawyer. It is unclear how many the second complaint involved. Joseph A. Corsmeir, Esq., represented Mr. Walker as his malpractice attorney. Research also revealed very serious problems with at least one other client previous to these complaints however no record of Bar action can be found.
Despite harsh wording in regards to his misconduct, the Bar offered Mr. Walker an alternative to disciplinary sanction. He will participate in a Law Office Management Assistance Service (LOMAS) review to address the shortcomings that played a part in the violations. According to the Bar, "The program is designed to enhance the respondent's ability to practice law and thereby allow future clients to receive more professional service." He was also required to pay $1,750 in fees and costs. If he completes the program the files on these cases will be closed.
In the situation where the specifics are known, the ethics violations were egregious and inexcusable. He has refused to make right the damage he caused. I would recommend that this attorney be avoided at all cost.
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