The Florida Bar has accused an insurance defense attorney of misconduct over a testy deposition and litigation during which a judge had to “resort to a discipline strategy typically reserved to parents separating bickering siblings,” according to a complaint filed Wednesday.

The bar alleges that Curtis Lee Allen of Butler Weihmuller Katz Craig in Tampa violated five ethics rules, governing misconduct, respect for the rights of third parties, and fairness to opposing counsel, while the attorney worked defending Avatar Property and Casualty Insurance Co. in two cases.

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