Florida Attorney Facing Possible Disbarment in Last Will Case

Apr 11, 2011 - LegalZoom News Sources
Florida Attorney Facing Possible Disbarment in Last Will Case

A Florida Keys attorney could possibly face disbarment after he allegedly changed the will of a deceased client to award himself a gift of $200,000 and his wife $63,000 for caring for the client's dog.

The Miami Herald reports that Florida Keys resident Ina Meyers signed the last will and testament with the intention of helping others with her estate, which is reportedly worth more than $2 million.

Among the organizations that the woman bequeathed money to were the Marathon Domestic Abuse Shelter, Friends of the Marathon Library, the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society's South Florida chapter and a New Jersey public college in honor of her only child, who died of leukemia at a young age.

In March, the Florida Bar Grievance Committee for the Sixteenth Judicial Circuit found probable cause that the attorney was guilty of ethics violations, dishonesty and misrepresentation. A trial is expected to be held in Miami, according to the news source.

A last will is a critically important document that helps designate one's possessions and estate after passing away.