Based on a recent study published by the Florida State Bar, nearly 400 attorneys received some kind of admonishment between 2016 and 2017. With more than 100,000 licensed attorneys in the state, this might seem like a small number. However, if you were one of the attorneys who had the unfortunate experience of having your license suspended or revoked, or if you faced admonishment, probation, reprimand, or disbarment, the gravity of your situation is likely weighing heavily on your mind. Regardless of why your license was suspended or revoked, you deserve compassionate legal representation to help you in your pursuit of reinstatement and readmission.

With more than 40 years of experience, Charles L. Curtis has helped many attorneys just like yourself with their reinstatement and readmission cases. When your livelihood depends on clearing your name and getting back to the work you love, you can rely on our team to provide the legal counsel and representation you would expect to receive given your esteemed reputation. Because of his experience, Mr. Curtis has an in-depth understanding of the legal process involved in getting your license back in good standing.

License Reinstatement And Readmission Defense

Suspension Versus Disbarment

If your license to practice has been suspended for more than 90 days under “rehabilitative suspension,” you must apply for reinstatement of your license to the Florida Bar. On the other hand, if you have been disbarred, you must apply for readmission. This process includes many of the same requirements that it did when you first began your career, including taking and passing the Bar exam.

Per the Florida Bar admission requirements, attorneys who are fighting for reinstatement or readmission are also required to supply proof of character and fitness that exemplifies “good moral character, an adequate knowledge of the standards and ideals of the profession, and proof that the applicant is otherwise fit to take the oath and perform the obligations and responsibilities of an attorney.” This is best accomplished by developing a rehabilitation plan and adhering to it so that you can prove your progress in rehabilitation.

Reinstatement cases are very different from readmission cases, and each procedure has its own set of rules and requirements. Either procedure requires a thorough preparation of the applications filed and the processes invoked may involve the active opposition of the Florida Board of Bar Examiners or The Florida Bar. Preparation, timely filing, monitoring, and advocating the applicant’s position in each application by an experienced professional, like Mr. Curtis, can make important differences in how a filed application is processed and ultimately acted upon.

Attorney Charles Curtis is in his 43rd year of practice and he has made a positive difference in many cases in which he has appeared. As a two-time past member and chairperson of Florida Bar Grievance Committees, and a current member of the Association of Professional Responsibility Lawyers, he is in a unique position to represent attorneys for their reinstatements and readmissions.

Taking Action On Your Behalf

Charles L. Curtis P.A. can assist you in developing your rehabilitation plan, and he can also guide you through each step of the reinstatement or readmission process, including the application process. When it comes to getting back into the courtroom, you don’t want to leave anything to chance, nor do you want to risk denial of your application because of a minor oversight or mistake.

Contact our office today to learn more about how we can help you with your Florida Bar reinstatement or readmission case. We’ll gladly perform a case review and provide an initial consultation in order to make recommendations on what can or should be done to enhance the chances of the timely action upon the application and achieve the success the application warrants. Additionally, Mr. Curtis will provide his professional opinion as to whether he feels you have a reasonable chance of being reinstated or readmitted to practice law again in the state of Florida.

Do you need assistance with your reinstatement or readmission application? Contact our office today at 954-661-8512 or schedule a phone consultation online.