On January 8, 2024, The Florida Bar filed a complaint against attorney Christopher Anthony Narchet in the Supreme Court of Florida. According to the complaint, Narchet has violated several Rules Regulating the Florida Bar in his representation of clients in two separate cases.

The complaint involves Narchet’s handling of two insurance litigation cases from 2017 to 2020. In the first matter, Narchet represented Verona and Kenneth Robinson against Homeowner’s Choice Property & Casualty in 2017. However, the Bar alleges Narchet failed to meet court-ordered deposition and expert disclosure deadlines, in violation of Rules 4-1.1 (Competence) and 4-1.3 (Diligence).

Narchet then withdrew from the Robinson case on January 5, 2018, without notice to his clients or advising them of an impending sanctions motion, allegedly violating Rules 4-1.4 (Communication) and 4-3.2 (Expediting Litigation). With Narchet withdrawn, the defense filed successful motions resulting in dismissal.

The second case named by the Bar centers on Narchet’s 2018 filing of Yurubi v. Heritage Property & Casualty, where he represented a deceased plaintiff. This improper filing allegedly broke Rules 4-1.1, 4-1.3, 4-1.4, and 4-3.1 (Meritorious Claims and Contentions).

Additionally, when the defense revealed the plaintiff’s death in 2020 leading to dismissal, the Bar claims Narchet violated Rule 4-8.4(d) for conduct prejudicial to justice.

The Florida Bar is seeking discipline against Narchet pursuant to the Rules Regulating the Florida Bar. He has 20 days to file a response once served with the complaint.

According to LinkedIn, Mr. Christopher A. Narchet is a shareholder, treasurer, and lead trial attorney at The Property Advocate, P.A. serving Coral Gables, Florida. He attended Florida International University – College of Law. Narchet acquired his law license in Florida in 2017.

A copy of the original filing can be found here.