TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Two Florida lawyers accused of orchestrating the arrest of a rival attorney are asking the state's Supreme Court not to disbar them permanently.
Robert Adams and Adam Filthaut of Tampa are requesting disbarment with an opportunity for reinstatement in five years. Pinellas County Judge W. Douglas Baird recommended permanent disbarment. Stephen Diaco has already been permanently disbarred.
Diaco, Adams and Filthaut are accused of violating Florida Bar rules by setting up opposing attorney Phil Campbell with the help of a paralegal and a Tampa police officer.
Campbell was arrested for DUI in the middle of a 2013 trial. Campbell was representing radio shock jock Todd "MJ" Schnitt, who was suing another DJ, Bubba the Love Sponge Clem, for slander. Clem was being represented by the Adams and Diaco law firm.