FLORIDA BAR GRIEVANCE DEFENSE
No assets are greater to an attorney than his or her license to practice law and his or her reputation. Given the contentious nature of many areas of the law, it is likely that even the most cautious attorney will face a Florida Bar Grievance at some point in his or her career.
Family law attorneys face the increased risk of practicing in an area of the law rife with emotion and unpredictable outcomes. Combining those risks with the high stakes involved, clients and opposing parties may look for someone to blame when matters or outcomes do no go according to their expectations. Family law attorneys face a greater number of grievances submitted to the Florida Bar than any other practice areas.
If you find yourself in the unfortunate position of having to respond to a Florida Bar Grievance, it is prudent to seek representation from someone who is familiar with not only the grievance process, but family law as well. Matthew Felix has served as Chairman of the Florida Bar grievance committee -13F and has practiced exclusively in the area of Marital and Family Law since 2006.
Matthew knows it is important to have a thoroughly-developed and specific response for every step of the grievance process in order to protect an attorney’s bar license and reputation. His familiarity with the area of family law gives him an added advantage when crafting an appropriate grievance defense.
If you have been notified of a bar grievance, you should consult with a bar grievance defense attorney immediately; the potential risks are too great.