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A bar complaint was filed on November 30, 1014 with The Florida Bar. The Complaint alleged misconduct by Michael J. Napoleone.Click here to review the original complaint.

On December 10, 2015, Maura Canter, Bar Counsel at The Florida Bar in Tallahassee, Florida responded to the complaint. Click here to read her response.

On July 22, 2015, I wrote the following letter to Ms. Maura Canter at The Florida Bar:


Ms. Maura Canter, Bar Counsel
Attorney Consumer Assistance Program
The Florida Bar
651 East Jefferson Street
Tallahassee, FL 32399-2300

Re: Mr. Michael J. Napoleone; RFA No: 15-9614

Dear Ms. Maura Canter,

I am in receipt of your letter of December 10, 2014. Thank you for taking your time to respond to my serious concerns on behalf of The Florida Bar.

In your letter to me you stated, “The Florida Bar only has authority to investigate complaints to determine if an attorney has violated the rules governing attorneys and whether disciplinary action is warranted regarding the attorney’s license to practice.”

Ms. Canter, it was never my intention for The Florida Bar to change the outcome of anything that has happened in the Courts in the State of Florida. I know that this is not within the purview of The Florida Bar.

Mr. Michael J. Napoleone has allegedly violated six of the Florida Rules of Professional Conduct which were listed in the Bar Complaint that I filed on November 30, 2014. Under the Florida Bar Standards for Lawyer Sanctions disbarment is appropriate as I outlined in the Complaint.

I hope that the fact that the Defendant Peter Halle is a Florida Attorney, that Mr. Michael J. Napoleone is a Florida Attorney, that the Florida Attorneys at the Florida law firm of Richman Greer that worked on this case were licensed by The Florida Bar, that the Defendant’s wife and Successor Trustee of the Edward Halle Trust is Carolyn B. Lamm, a Florida Attorney and a Past President of the American Bar Association (2009-2010) and that I am a total nobody in the legal profession does not have any bearing on the actions of The Florida Bar.

Powerful people don’t need the protection of The Florida Bar. It is ordinary Florida residents that are being abused by Florida legal professionals licensed by The Florida Bar that are committing misconduct that are in need protection.

My family, friends and readers keep asking me why I don’t complain more vigorously to the Florida Bar about Mr. Michael J. Napoleone’s alleged misconduct. Everybody in Florida seems to believe that The Florida Bar will protect people from attorneys that lie to Judges in a Brief filed with the Appellate Court.

If you feel that Florida attorneys should be allowed to violate the Florida Rules of Professional Conduct that I have outline in my original complaint when involved in a case with a Pro Se litigant, I wish you would explain this to me and my readers so we may better understand how The Florida Bar exercises its investigational process when misconduct is alleged.

All that is necessary is for Mr. Napoleone to produce the court documents that support the statements that there had been multiple dismissals in the case in question before it was dismissed with prejudice. Since no such documents exist, he will not be able to do this and his guilt will be easily ascertained.

This letter is written with the utmost respect and confidence that The Florida Bar will do the next correct thing.

Very Sincerely,

Jason Halle

cc: Michael J. Napoleone


The Florida Bar — 3 Comments

  1. If you could, would you, go to a higher court to overrule what has gone before even to the Supreme Court. Since rightfully, lawfully you are supposed to inherit money in your father’s will, your brother basically and outright denied and stole it from you. I would make him pay you with interest and all legal fees because he is in the wrong, and as a lawyer does know better and is getting away with it. Hope he remembers pay back and karma will catch up to him.

    • Thank you for your ideas and thoughs. I can’t go to the Supreme Court because the Fourth District Court of Appeal refused to write an opinion on this case. The Supreme Court of Florida will only listen to cases that have a written opinion. I think it is a case of lawyers (Judged are also lawyers) protecting lawyers.

      • I can only hope and wish that maybe there is a reason you are going thru this but sometimes our struggles and other probkems BRING TO LIGHT something that can and will be acted upon, if not for you and your case specifically right now then maybe it will be recognized, acted on, reformed and all future changes are for just that those from your efforts will gain. Basically because of your fight, maybe this will not be solved as yet, but it will be and help, protect and benefit all those to come after you, the pioneer and discoverer. I had a case where I lost out on a certain point, but because of that and me, my lawyer refused to send anymore clients their way to protect them from what happened to me. I got rooked on something, BUT IT SET A PRECIDENT that those that follow behind me will be forever grateful for. We are the pioneers and our mistakes or those against us can be discovered in time and set right for future generations. I ended up taking one for the team but my lone defeat did not mean I lost, something better in the long run was gained. I was disappointed then, but now? I am fine with it because if not for me and my situation nothing would not have changed. So chin up, something, not sure what, but something will now be changed because of your case. I feel it, so keep in there. And will a little Karma is going to reign triumphant and supreme on your brother. He may not know it, see it coming but he will get what is coming to him for what he is doing to you and probably others in the past. Karma knows and takes care of it and Someway, somehow that what you reap, you sow and comes full circle back to get you. Meaning him so have no fear. I wish you the best and what you deserve. Good Luck.

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