On Friday, January 26, 2024, The Florida Bar filed a formal complaint against Miami attorney Adam Jacob Yormack with the Supreme Court of Florida.

The case is entitled “The Florida Bar v. Adam Jacob Yormack.”

The charges cited Rules Regulating the Florida Bar 4-1.1(a), 4-4.2(a), 4-4.4(a) and 4-8.4(c). 

The complaint alleges Yormack violated four rules of conduct governing Florida lawyers. It states that in January 2022, Yormack improperly contacted Andre Klein, who was involved in a contentious divorce at the time, claiming to represent Klein’s wife Monica Brin-Klein in a business matter regarding Brines Refrigeration.

When Klein told Yormack to communicate through his attorney, Yormack disregarded this instruction and proceeded to threaten Klein in a series of text messages. Yormack warned Klein that failing to meet with him would result in a “colossal mistake” and “litigation like he’s never experienced.” He demanded a meeting within 48 hours.

However, the complaint notes that Yormack had no prior professional relationship with either Klein or Brin-Klein. It also alleges that while Yormack told Klein he was licensed to practice in Florida, New York, Delaware, and Texas, inquiries to licensing authorities in those states found no record of Yormack being admitted in any other than Florida.

The Florida Bar is seeking discipline against Yormack, claiming he violated rules regarding truthfulness to others, communication with represented persons, respect for third parties’ rights, and dishonest conduct. Specifically, the Bar argues Yormack was untruthful about his licensure, contacted Klein while he was represented, disrespected Klein’s right to representation, and acted dishonestly overall.

The complaint states:

“WHEREFORE, The Florida Bar respectfully requests that the respondent, Adam Jacob Yormack, be appropriately disciplined in accordance with the provisions of the Rules Regulating The Florida Bar as amended.”

According to avvo.com, Mr. Yormack is a business attorney in Coral Gables, Florida. He attended the St. Thomas University School of Law, graduating in 2012. He acquired his law license in Florida in 2013.

A copy of the original filing can be found here.