Cordell & Cordell Takes Florida Bar to Court

TAMPA BAY BUSINESS JOURNAL— One law firm has had enough.Cordell & Cordell, a firm focusing on representing men in divorce, has taken the Florida Bar to court over rules governing lawyer and law firm advertising.

In a lawsuit reflecting the ongoing controversy that has erupted over the Florida Bar’s lawyer advertising restrictions, Cordell contends in Tampa federal court that the rules severely restrict protected commercial speech in violation of the first and 14th constitutional amendments.

The complaint involves two advertisements aired over two local radio stations. Matt Leish, a Carlton Fields attorney representing Cordell & Cordell, said he was not authorized to comment. A Bar spokeswoman said the lawsuit is under review.

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