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Clint Johnson of Johnson Law Group Has Law License Suspended

By on May 4, 2011
Clint Johnson of Johnson Law Group Has Law License Suspended

It’s been a bad couple of weeks for Clint Johnson and the Johnson Law Group. Along with the lawsuit by the Colorado Attorney General for offering debt relief services in Colorado without a license. This is on top of the ongoing issue with the suit alleging Johnson Law Group in Florida improperly acquired the clients from Johnson Law Group in Nevada. See this story for Johnson’s deposition on this matter.

Clint Johnson, the lawyer behind the Johnson Law Group that manages over 13,000 clients in the Johnson Law Group Debt Management Division has had his license to practice law suspended in an emergency hearing by the Supreme Court of Florida.

According to public records, on April 12, 2011 the Supreme Court of Florida suspended Johnson from the practice of law until further notice. The order prevents Johnson from representing any clients, and to stop disbursing any funds from trust accounts he controls, including those of his credit counseling and debt settlement clients. – Source

WFTV in Orlando Florida has a video on Johnson’s alleged misuse of funds, which is at the heart of this matter.

An Orlando lawyer had his law license suspended by the Florida Supreme Court after the Florida Bar accused him of using his clients’ trust fund accounts for his own personal use. He allegedly bought airline tickets, a luxury sports car, and made out checks to himself.

The Florida Bar has now suspended attorney Clint Johnson of the Johnson Law Group. Documents accuse him of misusing hundreds of thousands of dollars of his clients’ money.

The Attorney General is also investigating Johnson. The Attorney General’s Office said it has received at least 24 complaints for consumer trade violations.

In the meantime, the Florida Supreme Court has suspended his license for possible misuse of funds. – Source

WFTV reports the Florida bar spent eight months investigating Johnson. Johnson is now asking the court to allow him to continue to practice under strict guidelines. He says he needs to continue to disburse funds on behalf of the 13,000 clients he represents.

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In a 24 page response to the Supreme Court of Florida Johnson and his legal counsel have said “Johnson’s law firm trust account irregularities [which included shortages] were not the product of Respondent stealing from his clients. Rather, they are the product of a negligent failure to adopt and maintain a proper bookkeeping system for his law firm at its outset; this was aggravated by later placing the debt-settlement business and its accounts under the umbrella of the law firm and its flawed trust accounting system.” – Source

In Johnson’s plea to the Supreme Court as to why the restriction should be made to allow him to disburse funds from his accounts, it says, “The caveat for participating in the credit counseling programs is the client must make all payments to the creditor on time and cannot miss any payments. Failure to comply with the payment schedule is immediate grounds for termination from the program. These counseling programs are only offered to consumers/clients once. Should the consumer fail to meet the obligations of the program, they are generally not permitted to participate in the program again.” – Source. This is an interesting statement because in the cases of fraud and abuse creditors have been more than willing to allow consumers to transfer their accounts to another agency.

According to Mr. Johnson’s attorney, Mr. Chandler Muller, there is not update on the release of client funds. He told me the “Referee has not ruled yet.”


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8 Comments

  1. Deborah Hereth

    August 21, 2017 at 11:00 am

    This guy still has between 3-4 thousand dollars of mine. How do I go about filing a complaint!

  2. Cheryl Cobb

    June 23, 2017 at 7:08 pm

    No refund still. Proverbs 6:30-31. Clint Johnson youre no better than Bernie Madoff.

  3. Cheryl Cobb

    June 30, 2014 at 11:17 am

    Still waiting for my refund of $2300.00 ..Wish I had a way to hound that thief. But God’s gonna get em and he will never recover from that. Proverbs 6:30-31.

  4. julia a

    July 29, 2013 at 3:58 pm

    Still waiting for my refund..they told me that I can get more information by next year.. :/ really!!!

  5. Cheryl Cobb

    June 15, 2013 at 11:57 am

    Still waiting for my refund. But I guess thats an omen now.

  6. Really?

    May 4, 2011 at 11:48 am

    One down…many, many more to go! Dont let the door knob hit ya where the good lord split ya !

  7. Really?

    May 4, 2011 at 3:48 pm

    One down…many, many more to go! Dont let the door knob hit ya where the good lord split ya !

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