On Tuesday, November 21, 2023, the Florida Bar filed a formal complaint against Robert B. Burandt, an attorney based in Cape Coral, before the Supreme Court of Florida. The complaint alleges Burandt violated the Rules Regulating the Florida Bar during two separate legal matters in 2021 and 2022.

The case is entitled “The Florida Bar v. Robert B. Burandt.”

The charges cited Rules Regulating the Florida Bar 3-4.3 and 4-8.4(d). 

The complaint arises from two separate matters that Burandt handled. The first matter involved Burandt representing the opposing party in a civil lawsuit brought by Mamberto Real on January 13, 2021. Real has been diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder and has issues with uncontrolled defecation around law enforcement. The complaint states that during Real’s deposition, Burandt insisted Real produce his driver’s license and said “So you want me to go next door and bring Officer Perry in here now?” implying knowledge of Real’s medical conditions. It was alleged that the respondent had knowledge of the respondent’s diagnosis at the time the statements were made.

In the second matter, Burandt represented defendants in a case before the U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida. During a discussion about the possibility of settlement, Burandt allegedly stated that “these guys are uncollectible” and that he had tried one case in front of Judge Steele and one case in front of Judge Magnusson, both of whom were conservative judges.

The Florida Bar alleges that Burandt’s conduct in both matters violated the Rules Regulating The Florida Bar and that he should be appropriately disciplined. The complaint requests that Burandt be required to answer the complaint and that he be disciplined in accordance with the provisions of the Rules Regulating The Florida Bar.

According to avvo.com, Mr. Burandt is an attorney in Cape Coral, Florida. He attended the Detroit College of Law. He acquired his law license in Florida in 1984.

A copy of the original filing can be found here.