Apfelbaum Law Managing Attorney Nico Apfelbaum has been appointed Chair of the Nineteenth Judicial Circuit Professionalism Panel for the 2020-2021 year.

The purpose of the Professionalism Panel is to review complaints, meet with attorneys who may have conducted themselves in a manner inconsistent with the Standards of Professionalism, and counsel attorneys on how to avoid similar inconsistent conduct in the future. The Professionalism Panel is independent of The Florida Bar and the judiciary.

“I’m honored to serve as Chair on the Professionalism Panel,” said Apfelbaum. “We take great pride in carefully reviewing each complaint we receive to ensure all attorneys maintain our standards of professionalism. I look forward to working with the Executive Board this year to uphold these important standards.”

The Professionalism Panel is composed entirely of attorneys who are volunteering their time. Any person may file a professionalism complaint against a member of The Florida Bar through the Nineteenth Judicial Circuit Professionalism Panel. 

After graduating Cum Laude from the University of Florida, Levin College of Law, Apfelbaum began practicing law in Orlando, Fla. representing national and international businesses, investors and individuals in complex commercial litigation and business transactions matters. For a number of years, Apfelbaum practiced law at a large firm concentrating his practice in the areas of collections, creditors’ rights, business and UCC litigation, and a variety of other business and contractual matters – both transactional and litigation.

Apfelbaum then founded Apfelbaum Law, where he specializes in business and contract law, litigation, probate, wills and estates, and real estate law. Apfelbaum also served as President of the Port St. Lucie Bar Association and has been selected to Super Lawyers Rising Star from 2016 through 2019, and a Super Lawyer in 2020. Apfelbaum is Rated AV Preeminent by Martindale-Hubbell, which is the highest peer rating standard given to attorneys who are ranked at the highest level of professional excellence for their legal expertise, communication skills, and ethical standards by their peers.

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