On October 25, 2023, the Florida Bar filed a complaint with the Supreme Court of Florida against attorney Barry Robert Gainsburg. The complaint alleges a series of alleged offenses, including a criminal incident.
The case is entitled “The Florida Bar v. Barry Robert Gainsburg” with case number 2021-50,006(17A).
The case stemmed from several incidents. On April 5, 2020, Gainsburg was arrested for swinging a bat in a threatening manner. Subsequently, on June 22, 2020, he was charged with various felonies and misdemeanors, including aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and battery on a law enforcement officer. Gainsburg failed to notify The Florida Bar of these criminal charges within the required 10-day period.
While on probation with The Florida Bar and under contract with Florida Lawyer’s Assistance, Inc., Gainsburg was adjudicated guilty on October 31, 2022, for Improper Exhibition of a Dangerous Weapon, a first-degree misdemeanor. These actions led to violations of specific Rules Regulating The Florida Bar, including unlawful acts and failure to report criminal charges.
Furthermore, Gainsburg’s correspondence with The Florida Bar was deemed derogatory and unprofessional. He changed his email address to include disparaging terms, refused to use his official bar email, and sent offensive messages, including veiled threats.
The Florida Bar is seeking disciplinary action against Gainsburg in accordance with the Rules Regulating The Florida Bar.
According to Avvo.com, Mr. Gainsburg is a corporate and incorporation attorney based in Selden, He received his law degree from Hofstra University School of Law in 1993 and was licensed to practice law in Florida that same year.
A copy of the original filing can be found here.