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The Record Interviews Lawyer Tom Scarritt on His
Tom Scarritt possibly should win a separate award for the best locale from which to receive a bar association's civil trial attorney award. "I was in Africa with my wife at the time of the awards banquet," Scarritt, who is founder, president and senior trial lawyer at the Scarritt Law Group in Tampa, said during a Florida Record interview. "So I shot a video from Africa accepting the award. There are elephants playing in the background." It was from that location earlier this year that...
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Categories: Articles | Tags: Hillsborough County Bar Association , Michael A. Fogarty , Award , Civil Trial Lawyer | View Count: (673)
Tampa Lawyer Tom Scarritt Named Top Civil Trial Lawyer
The Hillsborough County Bar Association has selected Tom Scarritt as the 2016-2017 recipient of the Michael A. Fogarty “In the Trenches” award, given to the leading civil trial lawyer for professionalism and excellence.
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Property Appraiser Failed to Report Income

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Property Appraiser Failed to Report Income
Rob Turner, who made $153,000 last year as Hillsborough County property appraiser, earns extra money teaching appraisal classes around the state but hasn't reported any of it on financial disclosure forms.
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Categories: Ethics | Tags: Real Estate , Ethics , Hillsborough County | View Count: (1012)
Miller Says $10,500 He Paid His Wife Was To Run Campaign
A mid-­December campaign finance report shows Les Miller paid Gwen Miller $10,489 on Nov. 9 for "services rendered." Les Miller said couldn't afford a high-priced campaign consultant last year when he was running for the Hillsborough County Commission District 3 seat, so he hired his wife as campaign manager. Miller's last campaign finance report, filed in mid-December, shows he paid Gwen Miller $10,489 on Nov. 9 for "services rendered."Miller said his former campaign manager, who handled his...
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Categories: Ethics | Tags: Les Miller , Politics , Ethics , Hillsborough County | View Count: (846)
Suit Aimed at Kicking Norman Off Ballot to Move Forward
The latest effort by Hillsborough County Commissioner Jim Norman to derail a lawsuit aimed at disqualifying him from the November ballot has failed and a circuit court judge in Tallahassee has ruled testimony in the case can go forward. The recent admission by lawyers representing Hillsborough County Commissioner Jim Norman that his wife Mearline received a half million dollars from late Tampa businessman Ralph Hughes to buy a lakefront vacation home in Arkansas is raising more questions with To...
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Categories: Ethics | Tags: Jim Norman , Politics , Ethics , Hillsborough County | View Count: (817)
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Jim Norman Full Disclosure

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Jim Norman Full Disclosure
Aired on ABC Action News
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Categories: Ethics | Tags: Jim Norman , Politics , Ethics , Interview , Hillsborough County | View Count: (862)
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Public Thinks Campaign Cash Sways Judges

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Public Thinks Campaign Cash Sways Judges
As candidates in Hillsborough County's four judicial races work to convince voters they have integrity, the money fueling their campaigns may be undermining that message. Although Americans trust the courts more than other branches of government, the public thinks judges are influenced by campaign fundraising, according to a recent survey by the Annenberg Public Policy Center at the University of Pennsylvania. The survey found that 70 percent of the public think campaign contributions affect j...
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Categories: Ethics | Tags: Ethics , Politics , Judicial Branch , Hillsborough County | View Count: (834)
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Judicial Elections Oversight Lax

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Judicial Elections Oversight Lax
A candidate for judge speaks to government employees while they're working. Another judicial candidate touts in a campaign flier that she used to be a judge but neglects to mention she had been removed from the bench. Are those violations of what candidates for judges can do or say? In Hillsborough County, you probably won't know until after the election Sept. 5. In 2004, the last time voters were asked to select new judges, anyone who saw a candidate campaigning through what they considered ...
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Categories: Ethics | Tags: Ethics , Politics , Judicial Branch , Hillsborough County | View Count: (826)
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Judicial Candidates Cleared In Ethics Probe

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Judicial Candidates Cleared In Ethics Probe
A judicial election watchdog group has reversed its opinion that a judge and his challenger violated an ethics code while campaigning. On Aug. 27, the Hillsborough County Judicial Campaign Practices Committee ruled that during a candidates' forum Judge Charles "Ed" Bergmann violated ethics rules by claiming "an overwhelming number" of family law lawyers were supporting him. The next day, the committee determined that Bergmann's challenger, Beth Gilmore Reineke, also violated the ethics code ...
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Categories: Ethics | Tags: Ethics , Politics , Judicial Branch , Hillsborough County | View Count: (766)
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Judicial Ethics Findings Reversed

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Judicial Ethics Findings Reversed
A couple months back when Tampa Lawyer Beth Reineke was running to unseat Hillsborough Circuit Judge Charles "Ed" Bergmann, the Hillsborough County Judicial Campaign Practices Committee found both had committed ethical violations on the campaign trail. Their alleged offenses? Bergmann had made the unverifiable claim that a majority of family law attorneys supported his candidacy, while Reineke said Bergmann was "just doing time" on the bench.
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Categories: Ethics | Tags: Ethics , Politics , Judicial Branch , Hillsborough County | View Count: (782)
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