Lawyer's Misconduct During Pretrial Discovery In a Medical Malpractice Case

In Florida Bar v. Tobkin, 944 So. 2d 219 (Fla. 2006), the respondent was charged in a four-count complaint with violating Bar rules in connection with his representation of two plaintiff clients in medical malpractice lawsuits. See Tobkin, 944 So. 2d at 219. Tobkin was found to have exhibited objectionable conduct during pretrial discovery and objectionable behavior at a cancer treatment center-snatching medical records from opposing counsel-that resulted in security personnel being called to restrain him. See id. at 221-22. Tobkin was also found guilty of disobeying court orders and filing sham pleadings in the course of representing clients. See id. at 226.