Prominent Miami lawyer close to regaining license

Henry “Hank” Adorno, once an influential lawyer in Miami, is likely to get his law license back after being suspended for more than three years. A judge has recommended that the Florida Supreme Court reinstate him.

In 2010, the Supreme Court upheld a lower-court ruling that cited “reprehensible” behavior by Adorno for collecting huge legal fees while excluding almost all Miami property owners from a $7 million class-action settlement against the city over illegally imposed fire fees.

In recommending his reinstatement, Broward Circuit Judge Jack Tuter found that Adorno “showed a sense of repentance and remorse, as well as the desire and intention to conduct himself in an exemplary fashion in the future.”

Adorno, once the chief assistant to then-State Attorney Janet Reno and former partner with attorney George Yoss, had run one of Miami’s most prominent law firms.

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