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May 9, 2013
The Florida Bar v. Peter MacNamara
In this disciplinary case, the Florida Bar accuses Mr. MacNamara of violating the ethical standards required of lawyers, including those requiring appropriate communication and integrity and those barring dishonesty and deceit. The trial judge considering the case as a referee concluded Mr. MacNamara did violate ethical standards. The referee recommends that this Court put Mr. MacNamara on probation for two years and require him to complete additional training in ethics. The Florida Bar argues disbarment is the appropriate discipline; Mr. MacNamara supports the referee's recommendation.