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3 South Florida attorneys disciplined

PEMBROKE PARK, Fla. – The Florida Supreme Court in recent court orders disciplined 22 attorneys statewide, disbarring eight, suspending five and publicly reprimanding nine.

Three attorneys received more than one form of discipline. They were also placed on probation.

Below is a list of the attorneys in South Florida.

Gregory A. Martin, 1925 Brickell Ave., Suite D202, Miami, permanently disbarred effective immediately, following a June 17 court order. (Admitted to practice: 1981) On several occasions Martin mishandled trust funds and facilitated a fraud upon innocent third parties by disbursing escrow funds before the conditions precedent to release of the funds occurred. Also, while a shareholder at the law firm of Adorno & Yoss, Martin violated his employment agreement by stealing firm clients and fees while still employed by the firm. A Bar investigation found that Martin maintained two separate trust accounts outside of the Firm through which literally millions of dollars of trust-related funds passed."

Matthew David O'Brien, 1580 Bay Road, Apt. 731, Miami Beach, suspended for 90 days, following a June 19 court order. (Admitted to practice: 2011) In July 2013, O'Brien was charged with one count of possession of a controlled substance, a third-degree felony."

Loring Noel Spolter, 1301 E. Broward Blvd., Suite 330, Fort Lauderdale, disbarred effective immediately, following a June 27 court order. (Admitted to practice: 1990) Spolter represented four clients in cases pending before the U. S. District Court, Southern District of Florida. The judge hearing the cases found that Spolter violated rules of civil procedure by publicly making disparaging remarks about him, alleging bias and other misconduct."

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