Poor trust accounting and judgement led to the loss of my privilege to practice. When the Bar aggressively opposed my reinstatement, I retained Chuck Curtis. His thorough preparation led to the discovery of an $80,000 restitution-obligation inappropriately imposed as a disciplinary sanction against me. His trial experience allowed us to present everything needed to show my rehabilitation, character and fitness to resume my practice. His simple, direct legal writing and zealous oral advocacy skills were instrumental in my obtaining the Referee’s recommendations of reinstatement and to remove the $80,000 sanction. When the Bar appealed, Chuck’s concise, persuasive and authoritative briefs to The Florida Supreme Court finally ended my prolonged ordeal. The Court adopted every favorable ruling of the Referee, allowed me to return to my practice, and, in a departure from its custom of awarding the Bar its costs in reinstatement proceedings, it denied the Bar’s plea for its $20,000 in costs in my case. I highly recommend the legal services of Charles L. Curtis, Esquire.