A disbarred New York attorney who stole more than $6,000 from two clients’ escrow accounts has been suspended from practicing in Florida and ordered to close his North Naples office.
The Florida Supreme Court suspended the license of Gary W. Gramer, 63, indefinitely and gave him 30 days to protect his clients’ interests and shut down Gramer & Associates, a personal injury practice on Southbay Drive, to protect his clients’ interests.
The Florida Supreme Court ruling was handed down Dec. 14, but the suspension wasn’t effective until 30 days later so he could close his firm. The order was made public Jan. 29, when The Florida Bar published its list of disciplined attorneys.
The court made its ruling after The Florida Bar received a Nov. 30 notice about his indictment and sentence in New York. Authorities there tracked him to Naples, where he was arrested in November 2007.
New York Supreme Court records show Gramer was suspended on Oct. 26, 2005, due to his “serious physical illness and resultant medical disability,” and all pending disciplinary proceedings were stayed until further order. The court ordered a medical examination to determine whether he could practice law. If the medical expert determined he was incapacitated, the order said he would immediately be suspended and his clients’ files would be inventoried to protect them.
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