The Florida Supreme Court took disciplinary action against three South Florida attorneys between Aug. 30 and Sept. 27. The amount is a marked decrease from previous months, in which the court typically levied punishment against more than 10 regional lawyers per four week period.
The high court granted attorney Joseph Bernstein’s petition for disciplinary revocation in a Sept. 27 court order. Bernstein’s punishment was effective immediately, and he will not be able to seek readmission. As noted on Bernstein’s profile on the Florida Bar’s website, the Fort Lauderdale-based lawyer continued to practice law following a disciplinary revocation in June 2016.
Delray Beach-based attorney S. Tracy Long was ordered by the Florida Supreme Court to be publicly reprimanded by publication in an order dated Sept. 27. Long had been hired by a client to represent him and his wife in court. However, Long failed to communicate with the wife of his client after entering his appearance for the two of them. It turned out that the wife of Long’s client was unaware of not only Long’s services, but that there was a foreclosure case pending against herself and her husband.
Per separate entries on his Florida Bar profile, Long has previously sustained disciplinary measures from the Florida Supreme Court, including suspension, for foreclosure-related charges.
Lawrence Michael Weisberg received disciplinary revocation in a Sept. 27 court order. Weisberg, who practiced in Boca Raton and graduated from the University of Miami School of Law in 1992, has been charged with one count of money laundering in an ongoing federal criminal prosecution.