Attorney Licensee Profile
Wendy Beth Tabb #175578
License Status: Not Eligible to Practice Law (Admin Inactive/MCLE noncompliance)
Address: 3600 Mystic Pointe Dr #1711, Aventura, FL 33180
County: Non-California County
Phone Number: (305) 792-4777
Fax Number: Not Available
Email: Not Available
Law School: Whittier Coll SOL; CA
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November 23, 2001
WENDY BETH TABB [#175578], 32, of Aventura, Fla., was suspended for one year, stayed, and placed on one year of probation with an actual 30-day suspension. The order took effect Nov. 23, 2001.Tabb took over a personal injury case from another attorney who had a lien on any recovery received by the client. The case went to binding arbitration and the client was awarded $12,000. Tabb gave the client her share and paid a medical lienholder but did not give the other attorney his share of the settlement.The other attorney threatened to sue. Tabb and the client had numerous conversations about the possibility of the lawsuit and Tabb repeatedly told the client she would handle the issue and that she would file a demurrer if a suit were filed. The client sent her three certified letters confirming the substance of the conversations. The last letter was returned as undeliverable because Tabb moved to Florida without telling the client. She had never contacted the other attorney about the fee issue.The other attorney sued the client and was awarded $1,800 in arbitration. Dissatisfied with the award, he took the matter to trial and was awarded more than $4,000, which the client paid.Tabb stipulated that she failed to promptly pay client funds or communicate with her client, withdrew from representation without protecting her client’s interests, and committed acts of moral turpitude by her reassurances that she would take care of the fee issue when she did not.In mitigation, she cooperated with the bar’s investigation and demonstrated remorse about her actions.
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