On Thursday, July 27, 2023, the Florida Supreme Court suspended attorney Aram Caldarera Bloom for 91 days.
The case is entitled “The Florida Bar v. Aram Caldarera Bloom,” with case number SC2023-0139.
The Court found that Bloom violated the following Rules Regulating The Florida Bar Rules 4-1.1, 4-1.3, 4-1.4, 4-1.16, and 4-3.2.
According to the Referee’s Report filed on July 12, 2023, the violations stemmed from Bloom’s representation of a client in a lawsuit against homeowners for unpaid services. Bloom started off well, but his performance soon worsened. He missed deadlines, failed to communicate, and neglected the case. The homeowners counterclaimed, and Bloom didn’t respond appropriately. He submitted a late affidavit and failed to inform court orders, resulting in a penalty.
The report states:
“Ultimately, Mr. Chartrand was ordered to pay $17,000.00 in sanctions for failure to comply with the August 2019 Order. Mr. Chartrand’s new attorney attempted to have the sanctions order set aside due to respondent’s failure to inform Mr. Chartrand of the court’s order. The court denied this request, noting that the issue was between Mr. Chartrand and respondent, not the court. Mr. Chartrand ultimately executed the release and paid the $17,000.00 penalty”
The referee found that Bloom was guilty of violating the above-mentioned rules.
Bloom has submitted a Conditional Guilty Plea for Consent Judgment, which has been approved and signed by both Bloom and Bar Counsel. As per the consent judgment, the referee stated that the respondent should be suspended from practicing law for a duration of 91 days.
In its order, the Supreme Court of Florida approved the uncontested report of the referee.
The Disposition states:
“The uncontested report of the referee is approved and respondent is suspended from the practice of law for ninety-one days, effective thirty days from the date of this order so that respondent can close out his practice and protect the interests of existing clients”
Bloom is also directed to comply with all other terms and conditions outlined in the report and consent judgment. Furthermore, the Court orders the respondent to pay The Florida Bar $1,250.00 in costs, and execution can be issued to collect this amount.
Bloom graduated from Boston University School of Law in 2003. He is licensed in Florida. More details about his profile can be found on the Florida Bar website.
A copy of the original filing can be found here.