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After 10 years, Supremes disbar two ATL ambulance chasers



Two Atlanta attorneys who paid runners at least $276,000 over several years to bring them personal-injury clients were stripped of their right to practice law today by the Supreme Court of Georgia.

A special master had recommended a one-year suspension for both Steven F. Freedman and Thomas C. Sinowski, but a State Bar review panel later called for disbarment for both men — discipline that the high court ratified today.

The two lawyers, who have “zealously” litigated the case against them for 10 years, argued that even a one-year suspension was too much. The justices disagreed:

Although Respondents were not disciplined previously, their conduct was egregious and they cast a wide net covering more than 1300 cases. Their scheme was highly organized and very lucrative; and it was not short lived. They were motivated by greed and they are not remorseful. Accordingly, we conclude that disbarment is the appropriate sanction in these matters …

The lawyers admitted paying two chiropractors to send them clients, the high court said, and worked over 2 1/2 years with 46 “runners” who brought them 1,376 cases. (State Bar investigators contended the totals were even higher — payments of $399,000 to 54 runners for 2,441 cases.)





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One Response to “After 10 years, Supremes disbar two ATL ambulance chasers”

  1. Joe says:

    About time somebody does something against ambulance chasers, even if it’s just 1 or 2 of them. I’d love to see Alexander Shunarrah get disbarred from Alabama-he has hundred’s of annoying billboards and youtube videos.

    Ohio just recently passed a law allowing these dirt bags to text message prospective clients (direct phone calls are still illegal there).