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Joseph Arnold Corsmeier

Ethics and professional responsibility Attorney at Palm Harbor, FL

5.0   2 reviews
  • Licensed for 38 years
    State FL
    Acquired 1985
    Status
    Member in Good Standing No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About Joseph

Learn Joseph’s areas of practice.

3
Practice areas
  1. Ethics and professional responsibility
    60%
    Representation of Lawyers in disciplinary matters before The Florida Bar, Bar Applicants before the Florida Board of Bar Examiners, expert opinion and testimony on Bar ethics, lawyer malpractice, disqualification, and attorney's fees issues, and lawyer ethics advice

    39 years, 1,000 cases

  2. Licensing
    30%
    Representation of all Licensed Florida Professionals in Admission and Disciplinary matters before Florida State, County, and Municipal, Departments, Agencies, and Boards and Police Officers in Grievance and Collective Bargaining.

    26 years, 500 cases

  3. Administrative law
    10%
    Representation of all Licensed Florida Professionals in Admission and Disciplinary matters before Florida State, County, and Municipal, Departments, Agencies, and Boards and Police Officers in Grievance and Collective Bargaining.

    26 years, 500 cases

JOSEPH A. CORSMEIER IS AN "AV" RATED LAWYER IN CLEARWATER, FLORIDA.

Joseph A. Corsmeier is an “AV” rated attorney practicing in Clearwater, Florida.  He concentrates his practice primarily in the areas of attorney disciplinary matters before The Florida Bar, attorney admission matters before the Florida Board of Bar Examiners, defense of professional license and disciplinary matters before the Boards and Departments of the State of Florida, and expert analysis and opinion on ethics and malpractice issues.  

 

Mr. Corsmeier has provided numerous expert opinions and has been qualified and testified as an expert in the Sixth and Thirteenth Judicial Circuits on conflict of interest and other attorney disqualification and legal malpractice issues.  He previously served as an Assistant State Attorney in the Sixth Judicial Circuit (Pinellas and Pasco Counties) from 1986 to 1990 where he prosecuted both misdemeanors and major felonies (prosecuting felonies exclusively from June 1987) and served as Bar Counsel for The Florida Bar Department of Lawyer Regulation from 1990 to 1998.  He also practices in the areas of estate planning, and Medicaid qualification, workers’ compensation and labor law. 

 

Mr. Corsmeier has written numerous articles for various bar publications, has spoken at numerous local and statewide seminars on various topics, including ethics and professionalism, workers’ compensation, and other practice areas, and was an instructor of legal ethics for paralegals at the Tampa campus of Rollins College until the campus closed. 

 

Mr. Corsmeier received his undergraduate degree from Florida State University and his J.D. degree from Mercer University, and he is admitted to practice in all Florida Courts, the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit, and the Middle District of Florida.  He is a member of the The Florida Bar, American Bar Association, the Association of Professional Responsibility Lawyers, and the Clearwater and St. Petersburg Bar Associations.

Awards

AV Preeminent Peer Review Rating

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Location

JOSEPH CORSMEIER
2999 ALT. 19, SUITE A
PALM HARBOR
Palm Harbor, FL, 34683

Reviews

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Posted by Rhett | April 25, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Great representation on ethics and advertising rules!
Mr. Corsmeier provides excellent legal advice and is incredibly knowledgeable in an area of law that can be extremely difficult. He represents and is on retainer for the law firm I work for and has been an invaluable asset. I recently attended one of his seminars about Florida Bar advertising rules and regulations. He has an excellent way of explaining the information in a way that a non-attorney can understand.
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Posted by Andrew | April 23, 2018
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Andrew Stinnette Esq
Joseph Corsmeier Esq is the definition of professionalism. He has been my on call ethics counsel for many years and has provided expert advice to keep my practice operating at the highest ethical level throughout our attorney client relationship. He is prompt, intelligent, personable, and insightful, and is always available to answer my questions. I cannot begin to express the gratitude and admiration that I have for Mr. Corsmeier as an indispensable asset that allows me to focus on my client's needs while he acts as the on call resource for all ethical and rules issues that confront the practice. I give this attorney my highest and best recommendation and I encourage every attorney reading this to retain his services immediately to insure that the highest and best ethical standards are maintained at your firm.
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AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • President and sole shareholder
  • Law Office of Joseph A. Corsmeier, P.A.
  • 2008 - Present
  • President/Shareholder
  • Albinson & Corsmeier, P.A.
  • 2006 - 2008
  • President
  • Law Office of Joseph A. Corsmeier, P.A.
  • 2003 - 2006
  • Attorney/Partner
  • Attorney/Partner, Tew, Barnes & Atkinson, L.L.P.
  • 1998 - 2003
  • Bar Counsel ,
  • The Florida Bar Department of Lawyer Regulation
  • 1990 - 1998
  • Assistant State Attorney
  • State Attorney's Office, Sixth Judicial Circuit of Florida
  • 1986 - 1989
  • Attorney
  • Law firm of Hopping, Boyd, Green and Sams
  • 1985 - 1986
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Education

  • Mercer University - Walter F. George School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • N/A
  • Florida State University
  • Bachelor of Arts
  • N/A

Sample of Legal Cases

  • The Florida Bar v. Frank Ragano
  • Attorney resigned from practice after disbarmant
  • The Florida Bar v. Edward Rood
  • Attorney Discipline imposed by Fla. Supreme Court

Associations

  • Supreme Court of The United States
  • Member
  • 2007 - Present
  • Professional Ethics Committee, The Florida Bar
  • Member of Committee
  • 2007 - Present
  • Advisory Board, Florida Law Office Management Advisory Service
  • Advisory Board Member
  • 2007 - Present
  • Association of Professional Responsibility Lawyers
  • Member
  • 2004 - Present
  • American Bar Association, Professionalism Section
  • Member
  • 1986 - Present
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit
  • Member
  • 1986 - Present
  • The Florida Bar
  • Member
  • 1985 - Present
  • United States District Court, Middle District of Florida
  • Member
  • 1985 - Present
  • Clearwater Bar Association
  • President
  • 2009 - 2010
  • Clearwater Bar Association
  • President-Elect
  • 2008 - 2008
  • The Florida Bar, Law Student Education and Admissions To The Bar Committee
  • Member
  • 2005 - 2006
  • Clearwater Bar Association
  • Member, Board of Directors
  • 2004 - 2010
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2018
  • President's Award
  • Clearwater Bar Association
  • 2006
  • Marquis' Who's Who In American Law, 14th Edition,
  • Marquis' Who's Who in American Law
  • 2005
  • AV Rating
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2000
  • Certificate of Appreciation for outstanding pro bono
  • Gulfcoast Legal Services of Pinellas County
  • 1998
  • Certificate of Appreciation for outstanding pro bono
  • Gulfcoast Legal Services of Pinellas County
  • 1997
  • Certificate of Appreciation for outstanding pro bono
  • Gulfcoast Legal Services of Pinellas County
  • 1996
  • Certificate of Appreciation for outstanding pro bono
  • Gulfcoast Legal Services of Pinellas County
  • 1995
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Publications

  • Res Ipsa Loquitor
  • The Florida Bar Proposes Revisions To Rule 4-7.6
  • 2008
  • Res Ipsa Loquitor
  • (Florida) Supreme Court Amends Bar Rules to Require Disclosure of Mandatory Arbitration
  • 2008

Speaking Engagements

  • Probate Update Seminar
  • Speaker on Update on Attorney Ethics in Probate
  • 2008
  • Criminal Law Basic Skills Seminar
  • Speaker on Attorney Ethics and Professionalism
  • 2008
  • Attorney Ethics and Substance Abuse and Depression
  • Speaker on Attorney Ethics related to substance abuse and depression issues
  • 2008
  • Update on Attorney Advertising and Website Regulation
  • Speaker on ethics and update on Bar Website and Advertising Rules
  • 2007
  • Practicing with Professionalism Seminar
  • Moderator of Judicial Panel on Practicing with Professionalism
  • 2007
  • Overview of Legal Issues Affecting Start-up Non-profit Organizations
  • Speaker on ethical issues in representing and/or serving on Board of Directors of a Non-Profit Organization
  • 2007
  • Ethics and Risk Management in Mediation Seminar
  • Speaker on mediation ethics and risk management
  • 2007
  • Bench and Bar symposium
  • Speaker on Attorney Ethics
  • 2007
  • Attorney Professionalism Seminar
  • Speaker, moderator and panelist on attorney professionalism
  • 2007
  • 2007 Real Estate Law Update Seminar
  • Speaker on ethics
  • 2007
  • 2007 Annual meeting of The Florida Bar
  • Speaker on ethical issues at Masters in Ethics Seminar
  • 2007
  • Practicing with Professionalism Seminar
  • Moderator of Judicial Panel on Professionalism
  • 2006
  • Practicing with Professionalism Seminar
  • Moderator of Judicial Panel on Professionalism
  • 2005
  • at Masters in Law Seminar
  • Speaker and Panelist on Ethics and Attorney Sanctions
  • 2003
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Attorney endorsements

Received (16)
Given (7)
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Ethics and professional responsibility Attorney | Mar 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Joe Corsmeir on both a professional and personal basis for nearly three decades. I regularly appeared opposite him in court. He is a highly competent, dedicated lawyer of impeccable integrity. I turn to him myself when I feel I need guidance in matters relating to legal ethics and professional responsibility. I gladly endorse him without reservation."
Ethics and professional responsibility Attorney | Feb 01
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have no hesitation in endorsing Mr. Corsmeier, he is an outstanding attorney, and he is extremely knowledgeable in his field. Mr. Corsmeier is the ultimate professional, and he is someone every young attorney can learn from."
Ethics and professional responsibility Attorney | Oct 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Corsmeier is extremely knowledgeable and attentive."
Workers compensation Attorney | Sep 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Corsmeier is an outstanding and excellent attorney. I would recommend anyone and everyone to him for his services. I have been practicing for 24 years as a judge, magistrate, law professor, private attorney, and prosecutor, and I learn from his answers on Avvo every day. Simply an exemplary attorney."
Workers compensation Attorney | Jun 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Ethics and professional responsibility Attorney | May 20
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Top notch ethics/licensing attorney whom I highly endorse."
Ethics and professional responsibility Attorney | May 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer's work. Joe is extremely knowledgeable. I have had the pleasure of working with Joe in the past when forming a brand new legal services business for a client that required careful consideration and a genuine understanding of the myriad of ethical issues involved. I have also been fortunate to work with Joe in connection with several speaking engagements and I can safely say that Joe has contributed substantially to the continuing legal education (CLE) of his fellow attorneys. He is an excellent speaker and a great resource."
Ethics and professional responsibility Attorney | Mar 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Very competent professional responsibility attorney. I endorse this lawyer."
Ethics and professional responsibility Attorney | Mar 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr.Corsmeier is a guru in lawyer ethics and professional conduct. He provides great updates and advice on current ethical standards in Florida and in other states."
Ethics and professional responsibility Attorney | Sep 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Administrative law Attorney | Sep 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Ethics and professional responsibility Attorney | Apr 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Joseph is an excellent advocate. He has a great rapport with his clients, the court and opposing counsel. I have had the opportunity to observe him in court and administrative hearings and he has always demonstrated the highest level of professionalism."
Ethics and professional responsibility Attorney | Apr 29
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer's work. Joe is extremely knowledgable. I worked with Joe as my expert witness on a Florida Bar ethics issue and recused another lawyer in the case based upon conflict of interest. I do not think we would have won without using Joe and his testimony. He is very well respected by the courts."
Ethics and professional responsibility Attorney | Dec 21
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Josephy Corsemeier is a professional's best friend when a professional licensee is on the line. Nothing can be more important to a professional than maintaining their licensee to practice. When that licensee is on the line in Florida, consulting with the very best lawyer for professionals is vital. Joseph Corsmeier is the best Florida ethics and professional responsibility attorney I know of. He is the man I would turn to not only for lawyer and doctor licensee issues but for any issues involving Attorney Ethics and Discipline/Grievance Defense; Attorney Admissions to The Florida Bar; Professional License and Admissions Defense (DPR/DBPR); including Defense of Matters Before The Boards of Medicine and Nursing (DOH); Defense of Surveyors, Architects, Engineers, Insurance Agents, Real Estate Agents and all other Florida licensed professionals."
Ethics and professional responsibility Attorney | Oct 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer's work. Having worked with Joe in the past, and having followed some of his work, he lives up to his reputation for being extremely well-versed, and an industry leader, in the area of ethics and professional responsibility law."
Ethics and professional responsibility Attorney | Mar 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Joe is an elite lawyer and the consumate professional. We have retained Joe on several occasions for the purpose of seeking ethics advice and his answers were always prompt, detailed and astute. As a result, he has saved our practice significant money by ensuring that we met our ethical responsibilities as members of the Florida Bar."
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