The Florida Bar
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:
VIA US Mail
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.
cc: Michael J. Napoleone