Henry Hank Adorno (Jensen Larson, Jensen Larson)
The Florida Bar won’t contest a referee’s report recommending reinstatement of the law license for former Coral Gables attorney Henry “Hank” Adorno.
Staff counsel Adria E. Quintela submitted a letter Tuesday to the Florida Supreme Court stating, “The Florida Bar will not file a notice of intent to seek review of the report of referee in this matter.”
On April 3, Broward Circuit Judge Jack Tuter, the appointed referee, recommended reinstating the co-founder of the defunct Adorno & Yoss, once the nation’s largest minority-owned law firm.
Adorno, 66, was suspended for three years starting Oct. 28, 2010, by the court for mishandling a class action settlement. The $7 million agreement paid his law firm and seven people but didn’t deliver refunds to Miami taxpayers who paid an unconstitutional fire fee.
The settlement was reversed after the payment details became known. Adorno steadfastly denied wrongdoing. His law firm collapsed over the scandal.
He petitioned for reinstatement on the first day possible and was represented at a March 12 hearing by his former law partner, George T. Yoss.