Nutty Lawyer Bruce Jacobs Facing Minimum 3 Month Suspension From Practicing Law. However, Florida Supreme Court Could Make It A Multi-Year Suspension
Jacobs is facing a minimum three month suspension from practicing law. In addition, he is facing a minimum of two years of supervision. However, the Florida Bar is pushing for a multi-year suspension.
Miami-Dady County Judge Betsy Zane-Alvarez is recommending the 3-month suspension. The recommendation is a clear win for Jacobs and his lawyers Ben Kuehne and Roy Wasson as the Bar had sought a multi-year suspension for the controversial lawyer.
The courts have continually scolded the nutty lawyer for his inept litigation skills. Jacobs area of specialty is foreclosure defense. He’s also known for disparaging judges.
Jacobs was facing three complaints. Two from the Third DCA and one from Civil Judge Michael Hanzman. Judge Hanzman filed his complaint with the Bar while two 3rd DCA complaints were already being litigated. Judge Hanzman wrote:
Nutty Lawyer Bruce Jacobs Knows You Can’t Act This Way As a Lawyer
Jacobs alleges that the Third DCA ignored Florida Supreme Court precedent and violated standards of review.
He also claimed that its decisions were so antithetical to the Constitution as to be traitorous and could constitute treason. However, he did praise the coffee in the attorney lounge at the 3rd DCA Courthouse.
As you can see below in Judge Alvarez-Zane’s painstakingly detailed order, Jacobs said and wrote a lot of stuff lawyers should not say. Not only once but multible times. Is this a sign that Bruce Jacobs isn’t right in the head?
So, the next big question is, will the Florida Supreme Court affirm the punishment or will they increase it?