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Prominent Miami lawyer close to regaining license

 

jweaver@MiamiHerald.com

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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