Most attorneys have that one special case they handled which was exceptional or pivotal in some way. These cases are dubbed, “The case of my career.” For years I thought mine was Art and Compassion Inc. and Food Not Bombs vs. The City of West Palm Beach. It was a big win for the politically powerless, allowed me to work with and get to know co-plaintiff’s counsel who is a fabulous human being, and was pivotal because it ignited in me a passion to defend people’s civil rights against governmental encroachment.
I was wrong, though. That wasn’t the case of my career.
As of the date of this writing (June 2019), it’s been nearly two years since the Florida Supreme Court disbarred me (a video with the details is below). I have sued the Florida Bar and the Florida Supreme Court for violating my rights under the Americans with Disabilities Act and Rehabilitation Act. That case is the case of my career. Literally.
Even though I had intended to go public with this story eventually because of its potential importance to others, now that I’m sitting down and doing it I’m finding that there still is a biting rawness to the wound that the Florida Bar and Florida Supreme Court inflicted. Nevertheless, I will continue with this project in the hope that it will help spur something positive or move the collective needle a tick or two toward better health and true equality.
There are several facets to my plight which motivate me to share all of this with you:
On this website I plan to explore each of these points more in depth. And I’ll be reporting on the progress of my lawsuit against the Florida Bar and Florida Supreme Court, assuming there is any.
This website domain was the one I used for my law practice. After the disbarment, I revised the content to focus on LawYou America. Later, I deleted the website completely, intending never to use it again. But I changed my mind when I began this project. I think it’s entirely appropriate to use this domain to discuss the issues at hand.
Although I had removed this domain and deleted the website files some time ago, there exist archived pages of the old law firm website that may appear in internet search results. Please disregard as outdated any webpage that indicates I still am practicing law or that my professional limited liability company still exists as a Florida business entity.
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Sherri Renner: The Case of My Career